Long before he’d ever take a shot at Madison Square Garden, a 15-year-old Carmelo Anthony headed to Midnight Madness at the famous Madison Dome in East Baltimore with something to prove. Everyone who was anyone showed up at the witching hour to watch the best players in the city, and Carmelo was prepared to sink or swim. Read More »
On Saturday Dec. 20 at BAIT Seattle, boutique Brandblack is dropping a limited number of Jamal Crawford signature kicks. The special J.Crossover II launching in the spring and summer of 2015 is geting a special Seattle-infused makeover in a limited edition colorway for fans in Crawford’s hometown. Read More »
Just in time for the holidays, Jordan Brand is releasing Christmas editions of the CP3.VII, Super.Fly 3 and Melo M11. Come check them out… Read More »
For those of us getting a bit long in the tooth — guilty as charged — it seems practically an eternity ago that the Jordan Brand shocked the sneaker world by signing a precocious teenager named Carmelo Anthony to be a cornerstone and an ambassador.
Though Anthony was fresh off leading Syracuse to a National Title as a freshman, it nonetheless seemed a bit of a leap of faith, much as it was for Nike to simultaneously sign LeBron James out of high school. This, after all, was no fledgling brand, and with Michael Jordan wrapping up a career that many consider the greatest of all time, this seemed to equate to a passing of the torch. Was Carmelo up to the task? Would anyone be?
Seven All-Star Games, a scoring title and 11 sneakers later, it has become obvious Anthony — who grew up favoring the Air Jordan 9, which he wore both in high school and college — was a perfect selection to grow along with Jordan’s sneaker powerhouse. Read More »
We knew something was coming this weekend, when Kobe Bryant was on pace to pass Michael Jordan for third place all time on the NBA’s scoring list. When he did just that on Sunday in Minnesota, Nike revealed the NIKEiD Kobe 9 Elite Low “Mamba Moment”. Read More »
Nike signature athletes LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant will all be playing on this year’s slate of Christmas Day games. The quintuple-header headlined by the appearance of the Nike triumvirate also marks the debut of the Christmas editions of their signature shoes with the KD 7, Kobe 9 and LeBron 12 all getting their own X-Mas refurbishment. Read More »
After scoring only 14 points — he was still the leading scorer — against the Pelicans on Sunday, Kobe Bryant sits only 63 points behind Michael Jordan on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. To commemorate the occassion, Nike is launching a special sneaker to commemorate the accomplishment. Read More »
When talking to famed Nike designer Leo Chang on Wednesday night, we were struck by something he said about Kyrie Irving‘s cotinuous movement on the hardwood. After Chang watched film and broke down what Irving was looking for in his first signature shoe, the KYRIE 1, he saw that Irving’s feet would sometimes get almost parallel to the floor on a particularly quick cut. While we don’t have a fraction of the quickness — or really anything else related to Cavs point guard — in our game, we did get to try the Kyrie 1 later in the night. Read More »
This weekend, on Dec. 6, heritage American K-Swiss will release the Si-18 International OG in limited quantities. It’s the first reissue from the back catalogue of K-Swiss, so come check why it deserves that distinction. Read More »
Dwight Howard used a mini-me for his body double. Andrew Wiggins’ model forgot that he was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves. And Damian Lillard opted for preparation over likeness with his Swingman. Joakim Noah’s stand-in, though, is clearly the best and most committed actor yet. Read More »