Kevin Durant: Only One (Documentary)

We’re on a nice run of NBA documentaries here on Gowhere. Recently it was Penny, Steph, and now KD who teams up with Revolt for this 22-minute look at all things ball, his relationship with the media, and even serious plans for rap. Naturally, KD’s D.C. homie Wale narrates.

But right now, it’s rest and rehab for Durant whose season was unfortunately cut short due to the aching right foot of his. Today, he underwent successful surgery and just posted and uplifting instagram from the hospital. Get well, KD. The playoffs won’t be the same without ya.

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Roc City Classic (Live Stream)

Stream over. Press play and watch the full 1 hr, 14 minute concert above.

Kanye West headlined the Roc City Classic tonight, outdoors at the Flatiron Building in New York City and it was an event that had us tuned in live.

‘Ye performed a lot of his turn-up hits of recent past with his G.O.O.D. Music brethren accompanying him — Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz, and Travi$ Scott were all there and performed their respective verses or some solo songs as well (“IDFWU”, “Blessings”, “Numbers on the Board”, “Mamacita”, for example.) ‘Ye also gave Fetty Wap his biggest co-sign yet as he brought him out to his hometown stage for a performance of his street viral hit “Trap Queen”.

The show was not without its technical difficulties, however. At various times, the mics for Big Sean and Pusha T didn’t sound very strong and were cutting out. Plus, Kanye had to restart “Blood On The Leaves” saying at one point, “This shit very unorganized for a Kanye West situation.” There were some momentary pauses of silences at various times to as things were being figured out behind the scenes before the next song started. It wasn’t that big of a distraction overall, but I can sense the frustration in a perfectionist like Ye.

The show closed with “New Slaves”, “Blood on the Leaves”, and “Only One”. When he restarted “Blood on the Leaves”, he called out Nike and refused to acknowledge the company by name. He started by asking the crowd to “Sing it loud so they can hear it all out in Portland.” Kanye was at a riled up maximum for the first lines of “Blood on the Leaves” for what was probably my favorite highlight of the show.

For “Only One”, the mood switched and Kanye even ad-libbed that he was happy today (after all, it was a big day.) The lighting followed suit from the Grammys. Then with this amazingly simple and powerful statement, Kanye was out.

Remember to believe in yourself. Remember that anything is possible. I love you.

But no one’s going to focus on that… just him interrupting Beck and then not hearing him clarify the comments so it comes off better than he intended.

On that note, be sure to watch up above and you can fast forward through the full performance if on a time crunch. I wouldn’t of course. Also note the new subtleties like additional synths and riffs in “Don’t Like”, “Cold” (especially), and “New Slaves”.

Squad.
Squad.

For more Kanye: Official video of Yeezy Season 1 (+ HQ “Wolves” f/ Vic Mensa & Sia) and more details on today’s fashion presentation.

Nike 2015 All-Star Collection

On the heels of yesterday’s Kobe X spotlight, we have another gorgeous new design from Nike — today’s unveiling of their 2015 All-Star collection for its athletes: Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and LeBron James.

I love the New York City inspirations for each one, starting off with Kobe’s Kobe X off the 1964 World Fair. I feel like I’d be wearing some sort of 2015 NBA Jam shoe with the all-black powerfully accented by the neon colors on the bottoms of the sides. The All-Star KD7 is based off the Brooklyn Bridge, the new Kyrie 1 is off the famous subway station at City Hall, and finally, the LeBron 12 draws a nod from one of my favorite buildings in NYC: the Flatiron Building. Nike did a wonderful job designing the backgrounds to display these shoes up above. Here they are all together too.

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Look for the shoes to drop February 13th (Kobe & KD) and 14th (LeBron & Kyrie). Also peep the extra gear. The ‘NYC’ x ‘Nike’ hybrid logo and the socks are both as fire as the kicks.

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KD & Russ put away Wizards in OT

12 games in the Association tonight and the best one was the Thunder-Wizards overtime thriller that proved to be a welcomed homecoming for Kevin Durant.

Just ask Marcin Gortat.

The Thunder pulled it off 105-103 in OT as Russell Westbrook took advantage of a defensive lapse to win the game with 0.8 seconds remaining.

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The lay-up was pretty routine, the post celebration photo is pretty fantastic.

In other news this, can’t tell if this is real or not. But wow, hahaha.

NBA 2K15 — 2K Heroes Trailer

Here’s 2K’s new video — the always entertaining debate of who’s in your starting 5, or as they phrase it, “Unbeatable 5” resumes as sit-downs with KD, MJ himself, Steph Curry, and Shaq reveal who’s in theirs. I give the edge to MJ’s of the 4 (esp. over Steph’s 3-guard backcourt, haha).

Who is in your Unbeatable 5? I dropped mine on our Gowhere Community, weigh in here too.

Bill Wennington acting like he's seen MJ oop it over Kobe before...
Bill Wennington acting like he’s seen MJ oop it over Kobe before…

NBA 2K15 Momentous Trailer

The all-new (and I think last) trailer for NBA 2K15 has dropped this morning and it’s a doozy of a look at all of today’s stars in action on the beautiful next-gen systems. Some highlights: a quick look at LeBron & Kyrie, Jabari Parker on the Bucks, Chandler Parsons on the Mavs, Rubio throwing oops to Zach LaVine and Andrew Wiggins, a perfectly done ‘Melo pull up 3 and ensuing celebration, Iman Shumpert’s “Worst Behaviour” 3 celebration, and of course cover boy and MVP Kevin Durant at the beginning and end. Watch out for all of those and more above (all set to ATCQ “Scenario”).

BONUS: The MyCareer has an all-new storyline in which you’re undrafted and have to grind to get on a team in January and play well enough going into free agency right off the bat. Love the constant innovation and small details 2K is adding (and this is just a small preview).

Also worth watching: James Harden on last night’s Late Night with Seth Meyers as Seth puts the all-new 2K Face Scan to the test and becomes teammates with James on the Rockets. So funny (and awesome).