Month: July 2018

#TBT: Stat Stuffer

We’re going to spice everyone’s Tuesday up with a little Amar’e Stoudemire #TBT action! Most people forget Nike laced Amar’e up with some beautiful PEs and some signature shoes  that have flown under the radar. From his rookie year to his last in the NBA Stoudemire always rocked Nike (and the occasional pair of Jordans). …

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Chris Mullin Sneakers

HBD: Chris Mullin

Today, NBA Hall-Of-Famer “Mully” celebrates his 55th birthday so let’s talk Chris Mullin sneakers. If you need to know anything about Mullin then it’s the fact that he’s Brooklyn to the fullest. The St. John’s standout (x3 Big East Player-of-the-Year) is best known for his Golden State days where he led the Warriors alongside running …

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Dunks n Kicks

The slam dunk is the most electrifying play in sports. The lead up, takeoff, execution, passion and athleticism all mix to create an explosion of kinetic energy. Much of basketball sneaker storytelling centers around the artistry of a dunk. MJ’s takeoff from the free-throw line, Vince Carter’s 2000 Olympics dunk and Nate Robinson’s drunk over …

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Chance The Rapper’s Kick Game

Chance The Rapper’s either loved or hated with few choosing a middle ground. I’ll unapologetically tell you that I think Chance breathes fresh air into Hip-Hop. His mixtapes built hype, his first major album release won all kinds of awards and he’s straight up a good human. The route he took to success was long …

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T-Magical – A Look at Tracy McGrady’s What Ifs (and His Sneakers)

Certain player’s careers leave legacies riddled with a lot of ‘what ifs’. The career of Tracy McGrady might be one of the greatest ‘what if’ tales ever told. What if Tracy stayed in Toronto with Vince Carter as they entered their primes together? What if Grant Hill remained healthy in Orlando (the McGrady/ Hill combo …

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Sample Sunday: Friends of the Family

Everyone wishes they had a ‘plug’ to their favorite shoe brands… “I gotta boy at Adidas that keeps me laced.” “Oh these, got these from my guy at Jordan Brand.” “S/O to the connect, bless up.” Having an inner channel straight to your favorite shoes is a privilege not many know. A super exclusive group …

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Happy B-Day, Ray!

The sweetest jumper in league history belongs to Ray Allen. The machine like consistency of his shooting stroke looked the same for 18 seasons… straight butter. Allen retired from the NBA leading the league in all-time 3pointers made and attempted but don’t be fooled, his shooting expertise made him extremely deadly from mid-range and the …

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Just Kith

Founded by Ronnie Fieg in 2011, Kith has become a mix of shoes, curated clothing brands and in-house apparel and treats, yes actual sweets. Originally based in NYC, Kith has grown to open one-of-a-kind stores across the country. The brand’s become a powerhouse in the streetwear game by creating looks that speak to sneakerheads, fashion …

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What a Time to be Prime

What defines a great athlete? Most argue championships, statistics and feats combine to build a portfolio of greatness. The Ali’s, Jordan’s, Woods’s of sports history check all three ‘greatness’/ greatest/ GOAT boxes we just mentioned; but too often we refuse to look beyond popular contributing factors. I reference the three athletes above for a specific reason, …

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No Fear Here

Jordan Brand’s retro releases succeed because of great designs (obviously), but the art of story telling is even more important. They’ve mastered equating legacy with iconic moments and silhouettes – take Shaq as an example. We know he won the 2006 NBA Championship with Miami; that moment added to Shaq’s overall legacy… but does anyone …

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