TAG: California

Style - Kicks and Gear / Mar 22, 2013 / 11:15 am

Jordan Brand Laces Georgetown, UNC & Cal With Crazy Melo M9s & AJXX8s For March Madness

Air Jordan XX8 "Georgetown"

Air Jordan XX8 “Georgetown” (photo. Jordan Brand)

Every year, the NCAA Tournament brings with it expected outcomes… and not so expected ones (sorry to anyone who picked New Mexico to go to the Final Four. *Gulp* Me…). But we always know Georgetown, UNC and Cal are going to get laced with some ridiculous heat from Jordan Brand. This year is no exception. Read More »

Playground, Video / Sep 6, 2012 / 10:30 am

Video: Cal-Bound Jabari Bird Has Crazy Hops

Jabari Bird

Word came out yesterday that Jabari Bird, a 6-5 wing player and 5-star recruit, had committed to play for Cal. The Salesian High (Calif.) superstar is another foothold in Cal’s quest to get back their standing as a West Coast powerhouse as Bird is their first 5-star recruit since Leon Powe. Bird won’t be visiting anymore schools, and will be bringing his hops to the Bears next season. Check out the best plays of Bird’s summer here, courtesy of YayAreasFinest. Read More »

College / Nov 22, 2010 / 10:30 am

Monday Madness: College Basketball Weekend in Review

Harrison Barnes (photo. Charlotte Observer)

Harrison Barnes (photo. Charlotte Observer)

Five NCAA teams that got my attention this past weekend for various reasons:

1. NORTH CAROLINA (2-2) Those who thought the Tar Heels were overrated — cracking the AP preseason Top 10 following an NIT finish — were proven right after UNC lost twice at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Classic, which happened to be their first encounter with major-conference competition. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 11, 2009 / 6:30 pm

A Look Inside Tradition’s New Ventura Location

Tradition

When it comes to sneaker spots, you want a mixture between great product and excellent service. There’s nothing worse than walking in to a swanky boutique and having some dude in skinny jeans stare at you as if you don’t belong. That’s why Westlake Village’s Tradition has been my spot since they opened their doors in November of 2006. After featuring them in Dime #42, owners Andrew Kline and Jason Gaines have decided to expand further into the 805, opening their newest store on Main Street in Ventura. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 14, 2009 / 1:30 pm

Top 50 Sneaker Stores: Proper (#19)

Proper

Just like an art collector scouring the globe for a masterpiece, sole searching sneaker fiends will go to great lengths to find an exclusive pair of kicks. Back in Dime #25 (August 2006), we put together a list of the Top 25 Sneaker Stores when the kick game had never been bigger. But while that list was limited to mostly US spots, we decided in our 50th issue to take it worldwide. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 11, 2009 / 1:00 pm

Top 50 Sneaker Stores: True (#31)

True

Just like an art collector scouring the globe for a masterpiece, sole searching sneaker fiends will go to great lengths to find an exclusive pair of kicks. Back in Dime #25 (August 2006), we put together a list of the Top 25 Sneaker Stores when the kick game had never been bigger. But while that list was limited to mostly US spots, we decided in our 50th issue to take it worldwide. Read More »

Video / Aug 7, 2009 / 12:00 pm

Kobe Bryant And Ice Cube Make It A Good Day

Check out the web-exclusive extended version of skate legend Paul Rodriguez‘s new commercial from Nike SB. Inspired by Ice Cube‘s 1993 hip-hop classic “It Was A Good Day,” the spot shows Paul’s version of what a perfect, sun-drenched day on the board would look like in LA.

Playground / Jul 23, 2009 / 1:42 pm

Scenes From White Men Can’t Jump, Part 3

White Men Can't Jump

Although people have been playing basketball at Venice Beach for years, there really was nothing like it when White Men Can’t Jump 2-on-2 Tournament took over the courts. If you were there and played, check out the pics on BallersNetwork.com.

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 23, 2009 / 1:06 pm

Top 50 Sneaker Stores: Attic (#45)

Attic

Just like an art collector scouring the globe for a masterpiece, sole searching sneaker fiends will go to great lengths to find an exclusive pair of kicks. Back in Dime #25 (August 2006), we put together a list of the Top 25 Sneaker Stores when the kick game had never been bigger. But while that list was limited to mostly US spots, we decided in our 50th issue to take it worldwide. Read More »

Playground / Jul 22, 2009 / 7:45 pm

Scenes From White Men Can’t Jump, Part 2

White Men Can't Jump

Although people have been playing basketball at Venice Beach for years, there really was nothing like it when White Men Can’t Jump 2-on-2 Tournament took over the courts. If you were there and played, check out the pics on BallersNetwork.com as we roll them out in three installments today.