The debut colorway of the Nike LeBron 12 and a spooky Air Max pack starts things off before we head into November. On Halloween day, we'll get two special adidas Originals collaborations coming from Pharrell and Packer Shoes. The first of the month will be highlighted by the Air Jordan VI "Slam Dunk" and the Nike Air Force 1 Mid "Wheat" to round out the releases.
CLEVELAND -- LeBron James shot miserably. His passes were errant. He didn't look good doing much other than tossing powder in the air.
His homecoming was horrendous.
"I didn't press," James said, dismissing nerves as a factor. "I didn't do much."
James struggled from the start in his first game with Cleveland in four years, and the New York Knicks ruined the megastar's emotional return home with a 95-90 victory over the Cavaliers on Thursday night.
James, who returned to the Cavs and his native Ohio this summer after winning two NBA titles in Miami, finished with 17 points on 5-of-15 shooting. He also committed eight turnovers and never looked comfortable on a night when the entire city -- and a star-studded crowd -- celebrated his comeback.
"It was a special night," he said. "I'm glad it was great, but I'm also glad it's over."
Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points and buried a baseline jump shot with James in his face with 25 seconds left to give the Knicks a 92-87 lead.
Kyrie Irving scored 22 and Kevin Love added 19 points and 14 rebounds for the Cavs, who have some work to do before they can start thinking about winning any titles.
Iman Shumpert and Jason Smith had 12 points apiece for the Knicks, who were embarrassed at home Wednesday by Chicago but then returned the favor on a monumental night for Cleveland.
"It was pretty incredible," New York forward Amar'e Stoudemire said, describing the atmosphere. "I haven't seen anything like that before. The city was on fire. It was great to kind of spoil the excitement -- great for us."
James was greeted with a thunderous ovation before the game by more than 20,000 fans, who had been counting down the days until the opener since he announced he was coming back home in a touching essay July 11. There were thousands more packing the streets outside Quicken Loans Arena as an entire region came together to welcome him.
This was more than a game for Cleveland. It was a homecoming, an event and a city-wide block party rolled into one.
The Knicks wrecked it, giving rookie coach Derek Fisher his first win.
"You've got to give them credit," Irving said. "They made tough shots."
New York, booed at times by the Madison Square Garden crowd a night earlier, built a seven-point lead in the third quarter and was up 86-77 on Anthony's bucket with 3:07 remaining.
With James unable to find his shot, Irving kept Cleveland close, and his jumper brought the Cavs within 88-85 with 1:43 left. But J.R. Smith hit a jump shot, and after James made a driving layup, Anthony knocked down his baseline jumper with his good friend guarding him to put away the Cavs.
James started poorly, shooting just 1-of-9 from the field in the first half. He also had a miscommunication with Irving, who broke to the basket just as James was firing him a pass. The ball flew into the first row of seats next to film director and super Knicks fan Spike Lee.
"I was throwing passes where I thought some of my teammates were," said James, who sat out Cleveland's final preseason game and welcomed a baby girl last week. "Those things will come."
Cleveland's best moments came before the game.
Afraid to miss a single moment, the sold-out crowd -- which included pop star Justin Bieber, Browns players Johnny Manziel and Joe Haden, and R&B artist Usher -- stood as soon as James emerged from the tunnel.
As tipoff approached, a new Nike commercial in which James huddles his teammates together and the entire city joins them, was shown on the Q's gargantuan new scoreboard. The crowd reacted throughout the poignant piece, and James watched along with crowd from the bench, nodding his head in appreciation when it ended.
He's home, but he didn't come back just to reunite with friends and family. James wants to win a title for this title-starved town, which hasn't celebrated a pro sports championship since 1964.
The journey has started. It won't be easy.
"It was one game," James said, "and we've got to learn from it."
Knicks: New York's bench outscored Cleveland's 41-12. ... C Andrea Bargnani remains sidelined with a strained right hamstring. New York also was without starting PG Jose Calderon, who has a strained right calf and is expected to be out at least two weeks. Calderon underwent an MRI in New York.
Cavaliers: The Cavs are nearing agreements on contract extensions for centers Anderson Varejao and Tristan Thompson. Both are in the final seasons of their deals, and the club could have both locked up in coming days. Friday at midnight is the deadline for the team to finalize a deal for Thompson.
The Cavaliers have some obvious issues to address, but Anthony is confident James and his new teammates will get things fixed.
"Everybody expects it to automatically work," Anthony said. "It's going to take some time. It took time in Miami for him. He'll figure it out. They'll figure it out. I don't see anything that they won't figure out. "
Tonight marks the second day of the 2014-15 NBA season where many of the leagues team begin their year. With only three games on the schedule for opening night, the 12 matchups this evening should really kick things into high gear. Among the best matchups of the evening, Derrick Rose and the new look Bulls head to the Garden to duel Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks. Certainly not the rivalry it was in the 90′s when Jordan and Pippen took turns dunking on Patrick, but if one thing has remained constant, its that the Bulls are excepted to reign victorious. Fittingly, the “Bulls” again pair with Ewing today with the latest iteration of his nostalgic Rogue silhouette. Fashioned in a predominately black upper with red accents throughout, slight hints of pewter and white add distinction to the speckled midsole, bringing the Chicago teams alternative road colors to life. Check them out below and look for the release at select retailers on October 31st.
Looks like Bill Cosby won’t be getting the Queen Latifah bump for his new comedy tour.
After comedian Hannibal Buress brought up the myriad allegations of rape and sexual misconduct that have been leveled at Cosby throughout the years, Queen Latifah decided it would be best if she did not have Cosby on her show. Even though nothing new has surfaced, to even be associated with Cosby’s name right now is looking like a bad move.
QL is sensitive to bad publicity now especially because she has just been in the news for something good—she gave viral sensation Brendan Jordan VIP tickets to see Ru Paul, and if the video is any indication he was certainly quite pleased.
From breakthrough writer-director Jennifer Kent comes the creepy psychological horror movie THE BABADOOK that has received an explosion of acclaim following its world premiere at Sundance 2014. The film tells of a single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, who battles with her son’s night time fear of a shadowy monster. But soon, she discovers a sinister presence is lurking in the house.
Witness the rebirth of a legend in this spine-tingling descent into true terror. When a vacationing family is brutally murdered, an intrepid attorney, Kate Moore (A.J. Cook), is assigned to defend Talan (Brian Scott O’Connor), the main suspect and mysterious loner with a strange medical condition. As she delves into his shadowy past and runs scientific tests to prove his innocence, Talan’s darker instincts soon surface with unparalled violence. As Talan slashes and shreds his way to freedom, Kate must stop the atrocity she’s unleashed before the city is torn apart limb by bloody limb.
Beneath the fake blood and cheap masks of countless haunted house attractions across the country, there are whispers of truly terrifying alternatives. Looking to find an authentic, blood-curdling good fright for Halloween, five friends set off on a road trip in an RV to track down these underground Haunts. Just when their search seems to reach a dead end, strange and disturbing things start happening and it becomes clear that the Haunt has come to them.