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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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1995 Rookies of the Year

Grant Hill and Jason Kidd Named Co-Rookies of the Year

Karl-Anthony Towns might have been the unanimous choice for Rookie of the Year for the 2015-16 NBA season but the 1995 was a different story. That year voters had two outstanding rookies that made their mark on the league. By the time the votes were in it ended up being a tie. The co-Rookie of …

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Kevin Johnson with FILA KJ7 Retro

Happy Bday KJ!

During Kevin Johnson’s five decades on Earth he has amassed a nice list of highlights, not only on the NBA hardwood, but off of it as well. Born in Sacramento, California he grew up in a tough part of town but that didn’t stop him from becoming a standout athlete. Not only did KJ excel …

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Just Like Mike, Only…Grant Hill Turns 43

First off: no, I don’t only write about Duke players. I like other teams, really. It just so happens that I am a HUGE Derrick Rose fan; Kobe is high on my players to watch list, as are Dame and Steph and Kemba and Dirk. But here is the honest truth: Grant Hill is my absolute hero …

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Rodman, Pippen, Jordan image via nbalegend.net

Bulls vs Sonics 1996 NBA Finals

We all relish the fact that Chicago won a record 72 games in the 95-96 season, but let’s not forget the Bulls 1996 NBA Finals. We loved the fact that Michael Jordan was finally back in his old modest basketball self–while still in baseball condition and not basketball condition. The Bulls had suffered a loss …

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Khalli Vegas

Khalli Vegas The King of Vintage Sneakers

Earlier this week I sat down with a unique individual in this whole sneaker thing. He has an enormous stash of vintage kicks from brands many have never heard of or completely forgot about. If you’re into vintage sneakers, and vintage high tops especially, you’ve got to take in the knowledge he has. He’s a great …

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Kevin Johnson in Nike Air Flight 89

Phoenix Suns Retire Kevin Johnson’s No. 7

On this date in 2001 the Phoenix Suns raised Kevin Johnson’s #7 jersey into the rafters of America West Arena adding him to the Suns’ “Ring of Honor.” Rarely does a player stick with one team his entire career and KJ nearly did it. But whereas most players leave teams as they age he played …

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Kevin Johnson Fila 7

Happy 49th Birthday To Kevin Johnson

We had to pay our respects to one of the best pass-first point guards in the Jordan Era, when the NBA really took off. The current mayor of Sacramento, was known for giving Stockton a run for assists leader every year. Besides dropping dimes, he was just as much of a scoring threat keeping his …

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Grant Hill in FILA Grant Hill

Grant Hill Became First Rookie To Lead NBA All-Star Voting

Like a few before and some after him, many anointed Grant Hill the next Michael Jordan. His arrival in the NBA was good timing since MJ was recently retired from professional basketball. Through his first year, he was living up to the hype and bringing a new kind of excitement to Detroit. Signed to FILA, …

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Fila Grant Hill 3 Retro

The Fila Grant Hill III is Back

Officially being called the Fila ’97, but we all remember these as the kicks G Hill rocked when he was killing in The D (pause). Fila has payed homage to Hill the past few years by rolling out other retros and we are glad to see these back in the mix. The “Blackout” pair (pictured …

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