The first time I saw Jabari Parker in person was back in January 2012 at the Hoophall Classic, and a few things jumped out at me. One was his poise with the media, despite then-No. 1 Simeon having lost its first game of the season to fellow powerhouse Findlay Prep. Another was the polish and maturity of his game: Even in defeat, Parker had a smooth 24 points and 12 rebounds.
Perhaps most of all, I couldn’t stop looking down at his feet: Parker was wearing a crisp pair of Air Jordan XI Concords, which were originally released the year he was born. I thought he had great taste in footwear — I actually got married in Concords — and it struck me at the time as the perfect choice for a Chicago native on a trajectory to become basketball royalty. Conspicuously, he would go on to wear Jordans on not one, not two, but three covers of Sports Illustrated. Read More »
The reigning 2014 NBA MVP, Kevin Durant, scorched the league with a thunderous scoring bonanza this past season. The early-fall summer release of his seventh signature shoe, the Nike KD VII struck like lightening earlier today. Come check out the newest beauty by the Thunder star. Read More »
The Charlotte Hornets unveiled their new jerseys yesterday. There was a small stylistic change which will end up having a huge impact on how league uniforms will look moving forward.
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These are good times for the Charlotte Hornets. The organization is coming off its second most successful season in history, Michael Jordan is spear-heading an aggressive offseason approach, and the re-branding to Charlotte’s beloved nickname from soon-to-be-forgotten Bobcats is finally in full swing. The Hornets took another step in their new direction today, unveiling the team’s three new uniforms to be worn in the 2014-2015 season. Read More »
The Reebok Question Mid has become a large part of the myth surrounding Allen Iverson career-long partnership with Reebok. Now, Reebok Classic is combining the Question Mid silhouette with Stash the street artist for a limited number of unique Stash x Reebok Question Mid kicks. Read More »
There’s a wholly unique reason to visit the pawn shop opening up in Harlem over the next few weeks on Lenox Avenue and West 120th Street. Nice Kicks first spotted the shots when Animal New York stopped by the entrepreneurial vision of 10th-grader Chase Reed, who along with his father, Troy, and Rahsaan “Uncle Bless” Capers, have opened up a sneaker-only pawn shop with some of the most classic kicks ever made. Read More »
Today Nike officially unveiled the newest addition to their Hyperdunk line with Paul George rocking the kicks in the release, which originated in 2008. After the Hyperdunk 2010, 2012 and 2013, comes the Hyperdunk 2014, continuing to revolutionize the weight and cushioning for a performance basketball shoe. Read More »
In his seventh season, Michael Jordan finally reached the pinnacle of the basketball world with his first title. To celebrate MJ’s first Finals victory, Jordan Brand is releasing the signature kicks he laced up that year with two distinctive Air Jordan 6 Retros coming this weekend to pay tribute to the sneakers the man laced up as he started his drive to become legend. Read More »
It’s hard to combine painting, drawing, music and basketball, but that’s exactly what photorealist artist Barry Jazz Finnegan did recently. He’s obviously a fan of LeBron James considering this video tribute of a stunning time-lapsed charcoal portrait of James spliced intermittently with LeBron highlights. Read More »
The 2014 FIFA World Cup starts on Thursday, and Jordan Brand is unveiling all-new colorways for the Air Jordan VI, Jordan CP3.VII AE, together in a pack with Brazil-inspired apparel. Read More »