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Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 18, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Ranking All 28 Air Jordan Signature Sneakers

Air Jordan XX8 "Stealth-Inspired" Collection

In 1985, a partnership between Michael Jordan and Nike changed the athletic apparel culture forever with the release of the first pair of Air Jordan sneakers. Fast forward about 30 years later and the Jordan Brand has become one of the most iconic athletic brands ever. MJ is the most marketable athlete in our lifetime and his legacy has impacted every athlete in some form or another. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 20, 2012 / 11:00 am

The 10 Best Sneakers Of The NBA Season

Nike Zoom Kobe VII

This piece was originally printed in Dime #69. Check the magazine for the entirety of this feature…

With the NBA season rapidly coming to a close, there’s a good chance your team crashed and burned before making a deep run in the playoffs. Laker fans probably realize they’re on the cusp of a new age, a time that doesn’t include a trip to the Finals every year. Chicago watched its season fall apart with Derrick Rose’s season-ending knee injury. And we don’t even need to talk to Charlotte, Washington or Sacramento fans, if there are any. We can feel their pain. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 6, 2012 / 2:00 pm

Air Jordan 2012 “Jordan Brand Classic” Deluxe

Air Jordan 2012 "Jordan Brand Classic" Deluxe

It’s that time of year again when the best high school players in the world get together to give us a final taste before they head off to college, the spotlight and the big time. And next Saturday, the 11th annual Jordan Brand Classic will pit the best of the best against each other in Charlotte. The game will be televised on ESPN at 7 p.m., but you don’t have to wait that long to see what the players will be rocking: special editions of the Air Jordan 2012. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Mar 14, 2012 / 3:30 pm

Air Jordan 2012 March Madness Exclusives For UNC, Marquette & Cal

Air Jordan College 2012 Hi

Every year around this time, basketball fans can look forward to exclusive team and player sneaker releases for March Madness. With the launch earlier this season of the new Air Jordan 2012, we knew they’d come up with some dope versions for their college teams during the NCAA Tournament. Turns out they came through once against with versions of the sneaker for UNC, Marquette and Cal. Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Feb 29, 2012 / 3:00 pm

Chris Paul & Dwyane Wade’s Top 3 Plays On NBA All-Star Weekend

Chris Paul

LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant might’ve been the headliners on this past Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game, but they weren’t the only ones putting in work. Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade did their thing as well. Perhaps they were low on the replay highlights, but each left his imprint on the game; Wade with only the third triple-double in All-Star Game history (24 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists); and Paul with a game-high 12 dimes. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 29, 2012 / 1:30 pm

Get In The Lab: Designing The Air Jordan 2012

Air Jordan 2012

I’ve become good friends with the Air Jordan 2012 in the past few months, first going to the launch in New Jersey, then getting to be one of the first people in the world to customize my very own pair (which should be arriving soon… hopefully!). Even this past Sunday at All-Star Weekend, I was hooked up once again and hooped against Jadakiss and DJ Clue in these joints. Now being tasked with building and customizing my ultimate sneaker, I knew where I was starting. Read More »

College / Feb 10, 2012 / 3:30 pm

Air Jordan Releases & Austin Rivers: A Week With Jordan Brand

UNC Trip

Austin Rivers must’ve known I was there because he tied the perfect bow to the end of a trip that started in Hoboken, New Jersey and ended with a once-defeaning crowd of 21,750 eerily silent. The buzzer beater that won it for Duke set off hysteria for the party behind Duke’s bench – Doc Rivers and his crew – but for the rest of us there, it was more quiet than the school’s library. If you’ve been keeping up with my posts the last few days, you know I was in New Jersey for the launch of the Air Jordan 2012, and that Jordan Brand also brought me down to Chapel Hill to see one of the biggest rivalries in all of basketball up close and personal. Read More »

Smack / Feb 8, 2012 / 1:51 am

Paul Pierce Passes Larry Bird’s Record; Steve Nash’s Birthday Present

Paul Pierce

A legend passed a legend in Boston tonight. Paul Pierce needed 10 points to move past Larry Bird for No. 2 in Celtics history but Pierce dropped him by the third quarter as the Celtics beat the Bobcats, 94-84. Pierce will never move past the man from French Lick in the hearts and minds of Boston fans, even with now 21,797 points, but tonight wasn’t just about the points for The Truth. He added nine assists and eight boards to go with 15 points. Is that how a Celtic captain does it or not? … You knew Rajon Rondo (14 assists and 10 points) was looking for Pierce every time down the floor, too, and the C’s were setting up sets for him every chance they got. Not that the Bobcats could focus solely on the record man tonight. The other Big Two, KG (22 points) and Ray Allen (17 points) kept the Bobcats guessing … Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 7, 2012 / 5:00 pm

Photo Gallery: Air Jordan 2012 Launch

Air Jordan 2012

Well, that was ridiculous. Jordan Brand always does it up big, and they did it again today. For those of you who missed our first post from earlier in the day when we revealed your first official look at the Air Jordan 2012, I’m chilling in Hoboken, New Jersey and attended the official launch earlier today. They drove us out to this private air hangar – the Teterboro Airport – that had an enormous Jumpman logo plastered on the side, and it was on. A stage and behind that, a huge projector screen flipping through pictures of some of the most classic Jordans ever. Skee-Lo bumping. Even Tinker Hatfield was there – the greatest sneaker designer ever – for the official launch of the Air Jordan 2012. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 7, 2012 / 1:26 pm

Get Your First Look at the Air Jordan 2012

Tinker Hatfield Air Jordan 2012

Dime’s Sean Sweeney is one of a handful of select media out at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey this afternoon for the unveiling of the new Air Jordan 2012 with Tinker Hatfield. When Sean gets back, he will put together a full recap, but we wanted to get you some pics and info right away.

So here’s what you need to know: Read More »