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New Shoe Friday

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Kicking off New Shoe Friday we have the classic Air Jordan 2 design dropping 4/12/14 and will be retailing at $170.  The Jordan 2 style is an acquired taste.  I’ve seen people that love them and others that despise them.  The design of the shoe is a not really comparable to any other Jordan’s and is not considered most fashionable.  Although, I believe their unique make-up is worth collecting and rocking with whatever you wear.  Let’s get into the new color way releasing next Saturday.  These Jordan 2s will have the original cement pattern mixed with infrared, hence the name, Jordan 2 Infrared Cements.  Black leather goes through the middle and upper parts of the shoe giving them a remarkable color scheme.  I would cop these just because Jordan 2s rarely drop and the color way sure does stand out.

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Bet you could guess what other shoe is coming out next Friday.  Another color way for the Kobe 9 Elites!  The Kobe 9 Elite Team Collections will be dropping 4/11/14 and will retail at $225.  These conform to the classic Lakers colors of purple, white and gold.  I’ve wrote so many pieces on the Kobe 9s that I think you know where I stand.  You like to hoop? Get them.  You like traditional Lakers colors? Get them.  Don’t mind spending $225 for some shoes? Get them.  They’ll only benefit you.  Have a great Friday everyone!

–Richy248

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New Shoe Friday

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Only one shoe worth mentioning on New Shoe Friday this week and it’s one of my favorite models.  Remember MJ’s free throw line dunk in 1988?  If you have any type of interest in sports, chances are you have. For the uneducated:

But what shoes were on the legends feet during that monstrous slam?  The Jordan 3 models are one of a kind with the usual elephant print and classic patterns that make up such a great shoe, although, there is an exception to these next pairs coming out.  Introducing the Jordan 5Lab3s.  These will be releasing 3/31/14 and retail price is set at $225.  The design is clean with 3M covering the whole shoe.  Personally, I love 3M because it makes the shoe clearly stand out in the light and especially in pictures.  Black and grey outline the shoe and they will feature icy soles.  No elephant print in these, but hey we’ll live with that. Any shoe apart of the 5Lab series is rare and hard to get a hold of for the normal buyer.  Ask any sneaker head and they’ll tell you the same thing.  If you can get your hands on these, pick them up!

-Richy248

The Greatest Movie Ever, Space Jam, is getting a sequel with LeBron as the lead.

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Right now talks are just in the works but this looks like it could happen. Really want it to happen because the first Space Jam movie is what got me in to basketball in the first place. Seeing my favorite cartoon characters play this awesome game made me an instant fan of the NBA. I immediately asked my parents if we could go to some Sonics games and that was the year after they made the Finals against Jordan’s Bulls, so they were pretty fun to see. Watching guys like Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp, Vin Baker, and Ray Allen was awesome. The 90s to early 2000s were some of the best times to be a Sonics fan (we don’t talk about anything after 2008. The Thunder ARE NOT the new Sonics, so don’t ever call them that). And Space Jam was what started it all for me so you’re goddamn right I want a sequel. The big question now is who are gonna be the NBA stars who get their skills stolen by the MonStars? It’s gonna be hard to top the previous line-up of Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley, Muggsy Bogues, Shawn Bradley, and Larry Johnson. So let’s make a starting 5 of active players who aren’t necessarily the best at their positions, but most likely to sign on to do a movie.

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C-Dwight Howard. Even though there are many players better than him at the center position right now, Howard just has the goofy personality to star in an animated movie. While that type of attitude hasn’t earned him many friends since leaving Orlando, he seems to be good with kids and Warner Bros. are gonna eat that shit up. If this was 5 years ago the obvious answer is Shaq, but it’s not so Dwight gets the spot.

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PF-Blake Griffin. He’s already extremely marketable and plays in LA so he’s almost a 100% lock to make the movie. Kids are already going to recognize him from his Gamefly commercials and when he jumped over that KIA a few years ago at the dunk contest. His acting is stiff, but he’s really the best choice.

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SF-Kevin Love. This selection seems a bit out there but there’s a few things you need to consider with this one. First, the original MonStars used used a big line-up with Barkley, Bradley, and Ewing because they wanted the animated versions to look big and imposing. Gotta think they’ll do the same this time. Second, you need a token white guy and Blake Griffin doesn’t count. And third, if you’ve been following the Uncle Drew series you know Love has been pretty funny in that so going to a big movie isn’t much of a stretch for him.

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SG-Dwyane Wade. If you think LeBron is gonna make a movie and not put his BFF Wade in it you clearly don’t know shit about the NBA, LeBron, or both. These two have been inseparable since the 2008 Olympic team. Wade already comes with a nickname (talking about when he was called Flash) so that’s another plus. I really wanted to put Kobe at this spot but I feel like people still hold that rape shit against him. Harden was another one that was tough to pass up because his Foot Locker commercials are on point, but LeBron is putting Wade in this movie. That’s a lock.

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PG-Nate Robinson. Another tough choice just because Kyrie Irving is killing it in the Uncle Drew series and Chris Paul is way more marketable at the moment. But Nate Robinson is practically a cartoon character already so he gets the nod. Being 5’6″ and able to dunk already looks ridiculous so turning him into a cartoon shouldn’t be too hard. He’s also a pretty funny dude so kids are gonna love him.

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Coach-Bill Murray. Easiest pick of the day. He’s with Wade as an 100% lock to make the movie. If Warner Bros. don’t bring Murray back in some sort of role they’re just setting themselves up for failure. If he played the role with some 4th-wall breaking lines it would make it even better (“I feel like I’ve done all this before” or something like that). No brainer pick.

Needs to be in the movie in some fashion:

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  • Michael Jordan. Along with Bill Murray, this is a no brainer. In some way, shape, or form, even if it’s only a brief cameo, Jordan needs to be in this movie. It would be a crime if he was left out because he still dresses like he’s in the 90s. He really never left Space Jam. He’s more important to this movie than all of the Looney Tunes combined.
  • The original 5 Mon-Star targets. As far as I know none of them are dead so they need to get brought back for some sort of role. Barkley is a must because his debates with Shaq are the only thing that make TNT basketball bearable. Which leads me to…
  • Shaq. How this movie was made the first time around without Shaq is a crime. Maybe he wasn’t as big a star back then because he was still in Orlando, but he is without a doubt one of the faces of the NBA. Every demographic knows who Shaq is and he is money with cameras on him. Best interview you’ve never seen:

So there’s my picks for the new Space Jam movie. Hopefully someone at Warner Bros. reads this and gives me some credit for picking the best possible cast for their new movie, but I doubt it. I will, however, bookmark this page so when the movie comes out and I was exactly right I can feel some false sense of superiority. I feel like in a few years I’m gonna need it because it’s all I’m going to have.

COME ON AND SLAM! IF YOU WANNA JAM!

New Shoe Friday (on Sunday)

–Big batch of shoes this week with the All Star game coming up. All these shoes bring the heat. Might be the first time we’ve recommended all the shoes we review.–

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To no surprise, more LeBrons are releasing this upcoming week.  First, we have the LeBron 11 Fruity Pebbles (left).  These are releasing 2/13/14 and will retail at $140. I like the colorway consisting of mostly laser crimson, but what really deserves attention is the multicolored “fruity pebble” soles.  Looks like a pair I’d pick up.  Also releasing are the LeBron 11 ASG Gator Kings (right).  They will be releasing 2/14/14 and will retail at $220. These are quite unique with hand-drawn patterns along the shoe and colorways consisting of purples, greens and gold.  Alligator inspired, making them a must cop.

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Kevin Durant also has some kicks on the way.  The KD 6 ASG Illusions.  These release 2/14/14 and will retail at $150.  The design is crazy on these! Hand-drawn patterns on the upper part of the shoe along with a glow-in-the-dark outsole.  KD’s shoes also bucking the ASG trend with some low cuts. KD is killing it in the league and killing it with his shoes too. 

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The Kobe Masterpieces blew me away, but these are even better in my opinion.  These are the Kobe 9 ASG Maestros.  These release 2/14/14 and will retail at $225.  Check the colorway on these.  Brass and glow-in-the-dark designs on the upper part of the shoe, with a glow-in-the-dark outsole, the third to do so.  I like the design on the ankle support too.  No need to say it, these are a must cop!

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Bringing up the rear is a batch of some classic Jordans.  First, we have the Jordan 6 White Infrareds releasing 2/15/14 for $170.  These feature white leather on the upper part of the shoe with black accents on the tongue and other small areas.  The midsole is comprised of a sleek infrared coloring.  I own a pair of these already from the Infrared Pack that came out a couple years ago.  Needless to say, I love my pair.  I’m curious how the material will turn out on these because as we all know, Jordan’s materials seem to get cheaper and cheaper.  But, who knows these could be good!

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The Air Jordan 6 Infrared 23s are releasing 2/15/14 at $170.  These look dope! I like all red shoes because they stand out so much. Got to make statements with your kicks! Anyways, these are the same as the White Infrareds in design except the whole shoe is flip-flopped with Infrared as the primary and black accents on outsole with some icy white.  I’m not even going to tell you to get these because you should already know you are.

–Richy248