Category: NBA

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Buy Now, Pay Later Stores

Looking to buy a new basketball hoop or soccer goal, but the budget is tight? We’ve found four online stores that offer deferred billing, so you can buy now and pay later on sporting goods by making monthly payments.


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Choose from 4 or up to 24 monthly payment options on thousands of brands including Franklin, Wilson, Lifetime, Step2 and more. Application takes less than a minute! If you already have a Gettington Credit Account, click here to shop!


Fingerhut offers thousands of name brand products for indoor and outdoor sports with no down payments, no layaway, no surprises. Affordable monthly payments. They claim to say “Yes!” when others say “No” on credit offers. If you already have a Fingerhut Credit Account, click here to shop!

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Buy Now, Pay Later with Choose ‘n Charge. Get brand name sporting equipment with payments starting as low as $20 a month! Shop now!

Buy Sporting Goods Now, Pay Later

Chicago Bulls Checks

Chicago Bulls Checks

Ready-to-order Chicago Bulls Checks are currently not available for purchase, but you can make your own (if not better!) Chicago Bulls personal checks like the ones shown here by ordering custom photo checks!

Michael Jordan Checks

Have you been to a Chicago Bulls basketball game? Upload a photo you took from the NBA game and use that for the background of your custom photo checks that you can order from Carousel Checks. Or use Google image search and filter results under Tools > Usage rights > Labeled for reuse with modification. It is prohibited to use official sports team logos, trademarks and/or copyrighted protected images.

Here are some free-to-use images that we recommend to make awesome backgrounds for Chicago Bulls checks:

Chicago Bulls Checks

Image Source: Flickr

Chicago Bulls Checks

Image Source: Flickr

The following Chicago Bulls checks are no longer available for purchase (darn it anyway):

Chicago Bull Checks

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Starting Line-up Includes Mr. Potato Head!

My, Mr. Potato Head has come a long ways since I was a kid!  They make NBA and MLB Mr. Potato Heads now!  I think these would make great gifts for an avid fan’s child or even a totally unique and hilarious gift idea for a die-hard fan.

New York Knicks Mr Potato Head
Mr. Potato Head: NBA New York Knicks

Chicago Bulls Mr Potato Head
Mr. Potato Head: NBA Chicago Bulls

Los Angeles Lakers Mr Potato Head
Mr. Potato Head: NBA Los Angeles Lakers

Philadelphia 76ers Mr Potato Head
Mr. Potato Head: NBA Philadelphia 76ers

Dallas Mavericks Stars Mr Potato Head
Mr. Potato Head: NBA Dallas Mavericks

Cleveland Cavaliers Mr Potato Head
Mr. Potato Head: NBA Cleveland Cavaliers

Boston Celtics Mr Potato Head
Mr. Potato Head: NBA Boston Celtics

Denver Nuggets Mr Potato Head
Mr. Potato Head: NBA Denver Nuggets

Mr. Potato Head: NBA Houston Rockets
Mr. Potato Head: NBA Houston Rockets

Baltimore Orioles Mr Potato Head
MLB Baltimore Orioles – Mr. Potato Head

San Diego Padres Mr Potato Head
MLB San Diego Padres – Mr. Potato Head

Texas Rangers Mr Potato Head - Texas Rangers  
MLB Texas Rangers – Mr. Potato Head

Washington Nationals Mr Potato Head
MLB Washington Nationals – Mr. Potato Head

Kansas City Royals Mr Potato Head - Kansas City Royals
MLB Kansas City Royals – Mr. Potato Head

Toronto Bluejays Mr Potato Head
MLB Toronto Blue Jays – Mr. Potato Head

Anaheim Angels Mr Potato Head
MLB Anaheim Angels – Mr. Potato Head

MLB San Francisco Giants - Mr. Potato Head 
MLB San Francisco Giants – Mr. Potato Head

New York Yankees Mr Potato Head
 New York Yankees Mr Potato Head

Florida Marlins Mr Potato Head
MLB Florida Marlins – Mr. Potato Head

Tampa Bay Devil Rays Mr. Potato Head Sports Spud
MLB Tampa Bay Devil Rays – Mr. Potato Head

MLB Boston Red Sox - Mr. Potato Head
MLB Boston Red Sox – Mr. Potato Head

More NBA Mr Potato Heads | More MLB Mr Potato Heads

Update! Hasbro added NEW Sports Spuds! 
NCAA Mr Potato Heads | NFL Mr Potato Heads | NHL Mr Potato Heads

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Kobe getting real?

Kobe with the Bulls?Kobe Bryant’s been in the news quite a bit lately with his unhappiness of the direction (or lack thereof) of the Los Angeles Lakers.  A 15 minute video shot by 2 un-named sources is up for sale to the first 50,000 subscribers to their website each paying $1.99.  Interesting concept so these guys can make $100,000.  We’ll see how it turns out, and if you want to fork over the $1.99, check out

Kobe was saying ‘get your Bulls jerseys now’!  Who are we to argue?  Get over to now and get a personalized Chicago jersey of Kobe now!

No repeat champs

Ben Gordon goes past Shaq and D-WadeHave a fun summer, Shaq.  Playoff basketball is back in the Windy City as the Chicago Bulls sweep the Miami Heat with a 92-79 win in Game 4.  Ben Gordon and Luol Deng led the young, quick Bulls over what appeared to be a tired, old Miami team.

This sets up a juice second round NBA playoff match between the Bulls and the Detroit Pistons.  Ben Wallace against his former team.  We like the young Chicago team, but the Pistons are on a roll.  Take the Pistons in 6. 

Get Chicago Bulls gear and Detroit Pistons gear here from NBA Store.  Use code NBAP745T and get 10% off any $50 order (expires 05/01/07)!

Nuggets and Spurs all tied

Marcus Camby Slams one homeCan AI, Melo, and the Nuggets take down San Antonio?  Denver got the first game as the Spurs looked almost lathargic on the court.  Different team in Game 2 as the Nuggets overcame a 17 point deficit to make it interesting.  Look for Game 3 at the Pepsi Center to be intense as Denver tries to run the Spurs out of the building in the mile high altitude.

Get Melo’s M3 shoe from NBA Store!

NBA Shop also has 15% off any purchase of $75 or more.  Click here to get started!



AI’s Answer X

Allen Iverson Answer X PumpAllen Iverson, traded from Philidelphia to Denver earlier in the year, has his new Answer X Pump shoe available soon.  It offers automatic custom fit and provides you with the ability to further customize your fit with the on-board adjustable dial. 

Reebok Store is exclusively giving you the ability to reserve your pair. 

Kobe goes for 3 in a row?

Kobe Bryant Shoe from NikeYeah, he’s won 3 titles in a row, but Kobe Bryant goes for a Lakers record 3 consecutive games scoring over 50 points in each game.  Elgin Baylor and Wilt Chamberlin were the other Lakers to accomplish the feat.  Kobe scored 65 against Portand to stop the Lakers 7 game losing streak, then dropped 50 against Minnesota.  His chance for 3 will come in Memphis on 3/22.

You want #8’s (what’s with the #24 switch?) Nike Air Zoom Huarache 2K4 – Kobe Bryant Edition?  Check out Amazon for $449.

Footlocker has got the Nike Zoom Kobe 1 for just $99.99.

Sports Authority also has the Kids Nike Kobe 1 for just $39.97 with free shipping!

Tribute to Red Auerbach

This week, Adidas lauched this shoe that honors Red Auerbach and his unprecedented 9 NBA titles. Styled in rich leather, with laser etchings of his famous players, the Celtics logo and his iconic cigar.

  • Laser-etched pattern all over upper pays tribute to Red’s famous celebratory cigar, his 16 championships, 938 wins, the retired #2 jersey and the Celtics logo
  • Embroidered design on back of tongue features C50C = Chuck Cooper as the first African-American drafted in the NBA in 1950; B66R = Bill Russell as the first African-American NBA coach; and 63FIVE64 = the first all African-American starting 5 in 63-64
  • Sockliner features Auerbach’s quote, “I never handle players. You handle animals. You treat players with respect.”
  • Each pair is numbered 00-938 on the heel; Silhouette of Red Auerbach from Ceremony in Boston on the heel
  • Clear outsole with parquet floor pattern to emulate the Boston Garden floor
  • Full grain leather upper for comfort and soft feel
  • Men’s Red Auerbach Tribute Shoes is available exclusively at
  • Thanks to Kim from for this find!

    Lebron spoils Yao’s return

    Yao MingYao Ming threw down 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in his first game since December 23rd, but Lebron Jams and the Cavs got the game with a 91-85 win over the Houston Rockets.  Yao, who said he felt ‘normal’, missed his first 5 shots and airballing his first shot form 5 feet!  Needless to say, he’s been better.

    Get Lebron’s jersey here from Cavaliers adidas Men’s NBA Swingman Alternate Jersey ( sz. XL, James, LeBron : Cavaliers : Navy ) 

    Mutombo is still alive?

    Rumor has it Dikembe Mutombo is not only among the living, but still playing in the NBA.  Not only that, but against the Denver Nuggets, his old team, he became the oldest player in NBA history to have over 20 rebounds in a game (total of 22 with 8 offensive).  Don’t know what’s more amazing….Dikembe’s feat at his age or how bad the Nuggets inside play is lately.

    Now’s the time to get your Rockets gear. has Rockets apparel, including T-Mac jerseys, on sale!


    Viva Las Vegas!

    Another defensive struggle in the All Star game with the West sweating out a close 153-132 victory.  Kobe Bryant scored 31 points to take home the MVP trophy with plenty of celebs in the crowd who were no doubt ready to leave the game and continue partying. 

    Get exclusive All Star gear here!

    All-Star 2007 Jerseys at

    Slam Ahoy!

    Gerald GreenBoston Celtics’ Gerald Green takes home the 2007 NBA All Star Slam Dunk award with an awesome over the table dunk.  It’s not like it used to be with Jordan and Dominique back in the day, but this year had plenty of highlights; notably, Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic slapping a sticker on the backboard with his left hand while slamming the ball with his right!