The basketball world lost a true streetball legend last night when word broke that AND 1 Mix Tape star Tyrone Evans, aka “Alimoe,” aka “The Black Widow,” had suffered a seizure and passed away (a rumor confirmed by his close friend and fellow And 1 teammate Aaron “AO” Owens).
Alimoe was a legitimate playground icon – the Harlem native was one of the original pioneers at the head of the AND 1 Mix Tape revolution of the late ’90s/early ’00s. He was a phenomenon in his own right; one of the leaders in a movement that altered basketball culture forever. And he was in it before TV and corporations turned it into Clown Town (Luckily, Alimoe got out before it went that far south).
Standing 6-7 with wicked handles and an effusive personality, he was perfect for the cameras and a natural foil for the other AND 1 stars, especially Rafer Alston. The two of them even starred in their own “Skip vs. Alimoe: Battle Tape” (You can see clips from the tape after the jump). Read More »
Christmas Day has become the canvas for brands to drop special colorways of signature shoes for their premier guys. This year is no different. With that, here’s a gallery of all the kicks you’ll see on the court today. Read More »
By now you’ve seen Monta Ellis‘ latest signature shoe, the AND 1 ME8 Empire Mid. But we guarantee you’ve never seen it like this. Introducing the “Christmas” edition, made exclusively for Monta’s game against the Clippers on Christmas Day. Check it out: Read More »
YouTube recognizes him as Special FX, the dunker, but former St. John’s Red Storm player Ryan Williams wants the world to know while he was once one of the best to do it, he does more than just dunk.
Before gaining fame as an explosive dunker on the streetball circuit, Williams was a kid from Queens with already established athleticism. Back then, his jumping ability had other unintended consequences besides opening doors for him. Read More »
I’m telling you guys, whenever you need a laugh, scoop up some old YouTube videos (like I have) during the AND 1/streetball/Ja Rule/throwbacks/size 40 jeans period and thank me later. I still remember constantly downloading those old AND 1 tapes back on Kazaa, dribbling in front of mirrors, in racquetball courts, in school. Honestly, looking back on it now, that was one of the weirdest phenomenons I’ve ever seen. People who weren’t even basketball fans were obsessed with Hot Sauce. Read More »
After watching Blake Griffin win the NBA dunk contest by jumping over a car, Guy Dupuy felt like he could one-up him. How? Try jumping over a car and going between the legs. If he’s lucky, perhaps he can get a BMW commercial…
After showing you the special Christmas Day colorway of the AND 1 Tomahawk Low made exclusively for Steve Blake, we figured you might want to see what he’s been wearing for normal games. With that, check out the home and road colorways of the Tomahawk Low. Read More »
Just like Birdman, it’s almost impossible not to like Monta Ellis. I mean, the Mississippi Bullet just gets buckets. With that said, check out the special colorway of the AND 1 ME8 Sovereign Mid that Monta wore on Christmas Day. Read More »
We’ve been tight with AND 1 ever since the HoopsTV.com days years and years ago when our offices were located just down the street from one another. Those were good times – we’d run with those guys almost every single day during lunch and after work, so we’ll always have a soft spot for the brand.
When the AND 1 crew came through this morning, we were reminiscing about the good old days, from one of our favorite shoes ever, the Tai Chi (FYI: Making a comeback very soon), to one of the best basketball TV commercials of all-time, Latrell Sprewell‘s “American Dream” spot. Check it out …
“It’s a recession, homey,” said my 61-year-old father. “Need some cash? Sell some clothes.” Easier floated than fulfilled, because what pops doesn’t understand is that any hoops-head worth his hardwood crafts his closet like a monk rakes a Zen garden; we catalogue and protect our collections like a posse of vigilante librarians who employ a hyperized Dewey Decimal system that exists only in our heads but is tacitly understood. And putting it all together on the daily is a truly holistic endeavor. Ask KG. Read More »