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Friday
Jan032014

Shawn Kemp Kamikaze 1s return on Jan. 17

Reebok has announced that Shawn Kemp's first signature sneaker, The Kamikaze, is set to make a triumphant return on Jan. 17. These are the same sneakers that The Reign Man wore in 1994, a year in which Kemp threw down countless alley-oops from Gary Payton and undoubtedly impregnated countless women throughout the Seattle area and world-wide.

Take a stroll down memory lane with some classic pics of Kemp in his Kamikazes:


New Yorkers will also remember that St. John's wore these in black and red during the Felipe Lopez days back when Lopez was supposed to be "The Next Big Thing."

Photos via Kicks on Cards, Fat Shawn Kemp and Sole Collector

Monday
Dec232013

Supreme Foamposites are on the way

Supreme will have yet another crazy collaboration with Nike, this time in Foamposite One form. The black/gold kicks with Versace-ish print will are on the way although the actual release date hasn't been announced yet.

I'm not sure if anyone from the NBA will try to pull this look off on the court, but you've got to figure if anyone is gonna give it a shot, it may be Nick Young of the Lakers.

Via Long7 and Modern Notoriety

Thursday
Dec122013

Michael Jordan's Flu Kicks Sell for $104,765

via: Sports Illustrated

Preston Truman, a 35-year-old former Jazz ball boy, auctioned off the autographed pair of sneakers worn by Bulls guard Michael Jordan during his famous “Flu Game” for more than $104,000.

GreyFlannelAuctions.com listed the pair of the black and red Air Jordan 12s, worn during Game 5 of the 1997 Finals, at a starting price of $5,000, with bidding opening on Nov. 18. The auction company’s website indicates that 15 bids were received, and that the final price realized Thursday was $104,765.

According to the auction site, Jordan signed both of the Size 13 shoes, and the lot includes Jordan’s black game socks, too.

I miss the NBA on NBC, nothing better than Marv calling a Knicks vs Bulls game.  The John Tesh theme music, Ahmad Rashad on the sidelines, Bill Walton's sarcasm.  ABC can't even touch NBC's NBA coverage from the 90's.  No word on if Grey Flanel will auction off the sneakers that Charles Smith wore when he missed 17 layups against the Bulls in 1993.  I still hate you Charles!!!  Nothing pisses me off than seeing you back at MSG walking around with a smile on your face.

Wednesday
Nov132013

Michael Jordan plays some beer pong

If you could pick any one person to be your beer pong partner, you HAVE TO go with Michael Jordan, the greatest basketball player of all time, right?

Recently, one lucky guy got the opportunity to team up with the six-time NBA champion for some beer pong and good times and it was captured in an Instagram photo. According to the Instragram account of yaypril, the game took place at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami. She captioned the photo, "Shootin 3s all day. No big. ๐Ÿ™Œ #jordan #game6"

Did the other team stand any chance against "His Airness" sinking shots while wearing the unreleased low-top version of his Air Jordan XI low "Concord" sneakers? Probably not.  Jordan's team likely took over that fold-up Miami Dolphins peer-pong table and dominated like the Bulls of the '90s.

Sure, Mike's elbow is WAY over the edge of the table in the picture of his shot, but would anyone ever call him out on it? Not likely. Jordan got all the calls in the NBA, so why would beer pong be any different? It's just something the opposition has to deal with.

Partnering up with an icon having the g.o.a.t. on your side for some beer pong? Not a bad way to spend a Florida afternoon. I'm sure Jordan's peer-pong partner will have stories for years to come. Also nice to see that M.J. still knows how to have a blast at 50.

Via Modern Notoriety

Wednesday
Nov062013

Grandmama's Converse Aero Jams return

Larry Johnson's classic 90s kicks are set to return. The Converse Aero Jams, which originally released in 1993, will return on Nov. 14, albeit in a more subtle Grey/Black/White colorway than the original teal/purple ones that L.J. wore as an up-and-coming superstar with the Charlotte Hornets.

Johnson wore these sneakers during the 1993-1994 season when he averaged 16.4 points and 8.8 rebounds in 51 games as the Hornets finished with a 41–41 record, narrowly missing the playoffs. Charlotte led the NBA in attendance for the fifth time in six seasons that year.

Absent from the new version of the sneakers is Johnson's No. 2 on the lace-guards and the slime-colored React Juice in the heels. Hopefully Converse will follow up the new grey-colored kicks with the original Hornets-inspired colorways in the near future. Then it'll really be time to bust out that Starter jacket and dust off that NBA Jam cartridge.

Above are the new grey/black/white Aero Jams, while below are the original colorways (which hopefully return soon).

Via Sneaker News. Images via Nice Kicks and Kicks on Cards.