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Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 14, 2010 / 12:15 pm

Too Hard To Guard’s Bespoke Nike Sportswear Destroyer Jacket

Too Hard To Guard's Bespoke Nike Sportswear Destroyer Jacket

We’ve shown you LeBron‘s bespoke Nike Sportswear Destroyer jacket, but he’s not the only baller getting the one-of-one treatment. New York streetball point guard Adris DeLeon, better known as “Too Hard To Guard,” stopped by Nike Stadium last month to design his bespoke Destroyer jacket. Inspired by his personal achievements on the court, the design of this jacket represents the man himself. Check it out: Read More »

Bounce, Playground / Oct 14, 2010 / 3:15 pm

Blacktop Kingpin: NYC Streetball will always love John Strickland

I came to John Strickland‘s wake in a black hoodie and shorts, like I was going to play a game, fresh from a workout — just the way John would have wanted. He had an NBA ball right next to him as he laid peacefully at Benta’s Funeral home in Harlem, while the NYC streetball community congregated outside to recall the life of one of the playground’s finest post players.

Strick, a.k.a. “The Franchise,” who passed away last week at 38 years old, would show up to most of his games in a sweaty t-shirt, shorts and drawstring bag with his sneakers in it, looking real kid-like. Read More »