Style Points: Russell Westbrook Posterizes Detroit; Kendrick Lamar Shows Everyone Where He’s From

  • Andre Drummond

    Andre Drummond is heating up recently for the struggling Detroit Pistons, averaging nearly 16 points and 14 rebounds in the past 10 games, but that isn’t his most impressive highlight as of late. In a close games against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Drummond threw one down on Serge Ibaka.

    The monstrous dunk had the Palace in an uproar and was probably the most hype it’s been all season. Dunking on anyone is common, but dunking on Ibaka — one of best defensive big men in the league — is not an easy task. The best part was this came after Ibaka stuffed him earlier and taunted him with the Mutombo finger wag.

     

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  • Johnny Manziel

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    Johnny Manziel

    Johnny Manziel celebrated his birthday recently and his birthday cake was the talk of the city. From the help of Colossal Cupcakes in Cleveland, they created the perfect Johnny Manziel cake featuring big bags of money, a bunch of $100 bills, a gold bar, and a “Happy Birthday Johnny” sign. How much did the cake cost? $600. Did you expect anything less?

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  • Russell Westbrook

    In the same game as the Andre Drummond dunk, Westbrook made Josh Smith his victim in a ferocious throwdown. Westbrook is known for his explosive ability and this is a prime example. As OKC tried to put away the Pistons in the fourth quarter, Westbrook went from the top of the key to above the rim in two steps. No wonder he’s seen as one of the top point guards of the league.

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  • Kemba Walker

    Never give up on a play. Even though the Charlotte Bobcats are having a season to forget, Kemba Walker is playing stellar, averaging 16.4 points, 5.6 assists, and 4.2 rebounds.

    The Bobcats were up 14 against the New York Knicks in this game, but that is no excuse to slack off. Kemba recovered from an offensive turnover and makes a full-court sprint to make the block of the season on Jose Calderon. This sums up the Knicks season as a whole. Bravo Mr. Walker, bravo.

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  • Kendrick Lamar

    Kendrick Lamar is the latest music artist to land a sneaker deal with Reebok. He joins the Reebok Classic roster that’s led by producer Swizz Beatz, who serves as the creative director. In response to the deal, the Compton rapper stated, “The shoe became popular when Cash Money Records hit the scene. Everybody wanted to wear ‘Tee Bo’s and Ree’s’ as the Hot Boys would put it. White Tee, Jabo Jeans, and Reebok Classics.”

    It’s not even so much the collaboration that has us excited. Just check out this video. This dude just oozes style.

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  • Air Jordan 1

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    Blake Griffin

    Following in the footsteps of fellow JB members Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony, Griffin is the latest star athlete to get himself an exclusive Air Jordan I. These are super hot, too, featuring a mostly red upper laced with white on the toe box, heel counter, and collar. The sneaker is finished off with black branding. Wouldn’t it be nice to come home to something like this?

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  • Andre Drummond
  • Johnny Manziel
  • Russell Westbrook
  • Kemba Walker
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Air Jordan 1

We’re not even halfway through the NBA season and we already have a strong contestant for Dunk of the Year. During a heated game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Detroit Pistons, Andre Drummond made Serge Ibaka rethink going up with the 7-0 center as he threw down a monstrous dunk on him. Still, there was another recent dunk that might’ve been even better.

Russell Westbrook struggled from a hand injury that sat him out for about a month. Now he’s back and hungry. His explosive ability took advantage of a tired Pistons defense for a powerful dunk that was heard all around Detroit. You can’t help but to watch it over and over again.

Defense is as important as offense, though. Kemba Walker and the Charlotte Bobcats are struggling to find wins, but if there were a defensive play of the month award, Kemba is undoubtedly the winner. During a matchup with the New York Knicks, Kemba flaunted his athleticism to make one of the best blocks of the year.

Then there was Johnny Manziel. He wasn’t only celebrating his starting role for the Cleveland Browns but also his 22nd birthday with a cake as great as you would expect it to be. It’s so money!

But in the end, this week’s Style Points is all about the best rapper in the game right now, Kendrick Lamar.

Here at The Drop, we cover all sports, style, and sneaker news, and all of it comes together in Style Points, where it’s not about what you do but how you do it. This week features the announcement of Rebook‘s new endorsement deal with none other than the Compton rapper, Kendrick Lamar. Also, there is that aforementioned dunk of the year contestant, baller birthday cakes, and more in Style Points: Russell Westbrook Posterizes Detroit; Kendrick Lamar Shows Everyone Where He’s From.

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