Month: June 2018

/// MVP Winners

The NBA League MVP Award carries the greatest amount of clout within the realm of regular season hardware. Winners read as a ‘who’s who’ of NBA legends. While researching past MVPs I found it interesting how 20 of the last 38 modern winners (since 1980) wore either Nike or Jordan. Since we’re on the topic: …

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TBT: Air Jordan XIX

Everyone has a favorite Air Jordan, instagram is littered with pictures captioned with things like, “pick 1”, “pick your top 3”, “rock one, stock one, burn one”, etc. We feel confident in estimating that most sneakerheads would select either the Jordan 1, 3, 4 or 11 as their favorites, but there’s a buttload of under …

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TISH: Joe Smith?

Who would you choose if asked to select either Joe Smith or Kevin Garnett? Yeah, we’d pick KG too; but in 1995 the Golden State Warriors selected Joe Smith out of Maryland with the first pick of the draft. Selecting the sophomore Terrapin seemed like a great idea at the time. While at Maryland Smith …

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TISH: Philly Finds their Answer

Twenty-two years ago today Allen Iverson was selected number 1 overall by the Philadelphia 76ers. Today in Sneaker History Philly took a risk on a young man labeled as a ‘thung’ by the media –  a young man who was fighting for his freedom against systemic racism. Luckily, Allen Iverson is a thoroughbred warrior with …

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Sample Sunday: Pride Edition

Across the country communities are joining together to celebrate and educate masses about LGBTQ Pride.

TISH: Vintage Showtime

On a sunny parade day through Los Angeles celebrating the Laker’s 1987 championship head coach Pat Riley famously proclaimed that his squad would repeat as champs. Boooooold move for most, but Pat is a man who’s never been scared to speak his mind publicly – his words would later be challenged by the young Detroit …

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Reebok D-Factor Low

Reebok D-Factor Low

While the Reebok Pump is undoubtedly the most prominent of Reebok’s 1990s successes, there were plenty of other Reebok shoes from the era that were equally as important. The Reebok D-Factor Low seems unassuming at first glance. It looks like your typical ’90s affordably-priced basketball shoe: a little on the chunky side, no gimmicky technology, …

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TISH: 3-Peat Complete

It’s common knowledge how prolific Michael Jordan’s Finals performances were; with a perfect 6/6 record in Finals appearances MJ stands as the gold standard of dominance. His shots have nicknames for Pete’s sake- almost everything Michael did was iconic but some iconic moments carry more weight than others. Today we’ll be talking about one of …

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The Dynamic Duo

About 13,762 cliches exist when talking about perseverance: “never give up”, “impossible is nothing”, “don’t stop believing” are all touching sentiments but “talk is cheap” when it’s time to “put up or shut-up.” LeBron and Kyrie did the impossible exactly three seasons ago to the day and completed one of greatest comebacks in sports history. …

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Penny 1

Twenty-three years ago Penny Hardaway was formally given a sneaker of his own. His affiliation with the Foamposite and Flight One built hype within the hearts of star gazed fans so when the Penny 1 dropped in 1995 the masses were ready with open wallets. via Nike Penny’s game transcended the point guard position in …

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