These are really ill! Arriving in 2014 is a mid-cut version of the Air Jordan 1, fabricated with black tumbled leather and a supple red suede. I repeat…these are ill.
One should be thankful everyday one is alive! But today is the nationally appointed day of giving thanks, so as seen on Complex I bring to you 11 people in sneakers we should be thankful for:
There is really no way to tell if Reebok would have ever made it to the US without Paul Fireman, but he is the first to bring the brand across the “pond”. Back in 1979, Paul attended an international trade show and brokered the first deal to bring Reebok to the USA. Just think, no Iversons, Shaq Attaqs, Black Tops, or even S. Carters.
Luckily, he didn’t keep the original name of his company, Blue Ribbon Sports. Otherwise, all the decisions Phil Knight made since he co-founded Nike have been nothing short of amazing. He started selling shoes out of his van and now sells shoes all over the world as the man behind the worlds largest sneaker brand.
Affiliation: Foot Locker, Inc.
To say you should be thankful for Ken Hicks is a bit of an understatement, as he’s the man behind the place you’ve visited countless times to cop your kicks. Best known for the Foot Locker franchise, Ken also runs things at Champs, Footaction, CCS, and Eastbay. Let’s just say he is a #boss.
Though at first glance the name may seem unfamiliar, Adolf “Adi” Dassler was not only the founder of adidas but he is also the brother of the founder of another large brand, Puma. Who says that rift between brothers can’t be the cause for something great.
The Air Max 1, Air Jordans III through XIII, SC Trainers. Nothing more need be said. If it wasn’t for Tinker’s genius, the sneaker game wouldn’t be where it is today. Give thanks.
These are just a few, for the complete list head over to Complex
…And the Basketball Gods are pleased…
Earlier today the Philadelphia 76ers announced that they are planning on retiring Iverson’s jersey number 3 later this season. AI is in exclusive company as he joins Julius Erving, Maurice Cheeks, Wilt Chamberlain, Hal Greer, Bobby Jones, Billy Cunningham, and Charles Barkley up in the rafters.
“Allen Iverson is, without question, one of the most iconic players to ever wear the Sixers uniform,” Sixers CEO Scott O’Neil said in a statement that was released today. “Allen left everything out on the court and no one could ever question his heart.”
Premium sports apparel brand adidas has pulled the cover off the Crazy 8′s “Brooklyn Nets” edition and it is a mirror image of the jerseys the team sports during home and away games. The black-on-black-on white is telltale in its own right but adidas takes it a bit further by labeling “Brooklyn” on the upper sole and “Nets” on the tongue. In an additional stroke of fanciness, the inner sole is a map of the subway route that surrounds the Barclay Center. They think of everything these days. Of course the “8″ is dedication to the Nets’ star player, Deron Williams, who despite being a force to be reckoned with, has struggled with injury early in the 2013-2014 season. Thankfully Nets fans and sneaker heads, the shoes won’t be a completely exclusive find. They will be available in stores nationwide on December 6 for the price of $125. -via Hip Hop Wired
One of my friends was telling how they thought NBA Live looked more real than 2k…care to rethink that buddy…
2K Sports “Real Voice” brings audio from actual NBA interviews — the voices of both player and coaches — directly into NBA 2K14. With over 600 in-game interviews, Real Voice brings the celebrated authenticity of the NBA 2K experience to a whole new level on next gen consoles. From cover athlete Lebron James to James Harden, Kevin Durant and so many other great players and coaches, the amount of Real Voice content in NBA 2K14′s halftime and post-game interviews is something you have to experience to believe.
Its a sad day in the sports world…I really wanted him to get another chance, but I wish the best for him. One of the biggest things I take away from him is to always be yourself, never worry about being anything else.
This is really DOPE!
A Warrior’s Dream is a 3D animated short film with photorealistic visual style. The story is about a martial artist’s combat with his imaginary opponent. The martial artist finally realized that the mightiest opponent is himself. The film ends with Bruce Lee’s calligraphy “Walk On”. Thus the director wishes Donnie Yen can walk on as a martial artist like Bruce Lee, the idol of Donnie Yen himself.