Nike is celebrating the upcoming Black History Month in February with a crazy collection of 28 items including 12 shoes and 16 apparel and accessory articles. The kicks include black/white color schemes of their latest signature releases, including the LeBron 12, Kyrie 1, KD 7, Kobe 9 Elite, the Air Jordan XX9, Air Jordan 1 and more. Read More »
Last night marked the first time Kevin Durant had played since the passing of beloved former Sportscenter anchor and ESPN reporter and on-air talent, Stuart Scott. Scott, 49, passed on Sunday morning, and the testimonials and the remembrances can only do the outsized ESPN personality a small measure of justice. KD paid homage to the ESPN maestro with a personalized message on the Nike KD VI pair of kicks he wore last night. Read More »
Last month Brook Lopez admitted to the Mitch Abramson of the New York Daily News he’s a huge fan of Star Wars. The seven-foot Nets center has been having a hard time recently coming off the bench as Lionel Hollins attempts to shake the Nets out of their season-long slumber; Brook even recorded his first scoreless game against Indiana on Dec. 27. But there’s good news on the horizon, Lopez might get a chance to actually appear in the next Star Wars release as a Woikee (think Chewbacca, if you were too busy getting laid in high school to remember what a Wookiee is). Read More »
Today adidas unveiled their “Broadway Express” Collection a couple months before the NBA All-Star festivities tip off during a week-long bonanza in Brooklyn and Manhattan. To celebrate they’ve created special editions – with metallic silver uppers and a soupcon of yellow and black for the D Rose 5 Boost, Crazy 8 and Crazy 2. Read More »
It’s the last weekend before Christmas next week, and Hanukkah this year started earlier in the week and runs until Christmas Eve. Many will be scrambling for last minute gift ideas. Last year we gave you a gift guide before Black Friday, but this year, because there are so many incredible gifts, we wanted to make sure you’d see the very latest gear hottest games available this year. Don’t worry, you’ll get everything you need in time. We’ve got you covered. Read More »
The Toronto Raptors are an Eastern Conference best 20-6. They’re coming off the their most successful season since 2001, and have a young nucleus in place that has them primed to remain competitive for years coming. Time for a re-brand? We think so, too. Taking advantage of “We The North” hysteria, Toronto unveiled a new logo in a video released on Friday. Read More »
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 »