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Air Jordan III’s “True Blue”

Posted in Air Jordan, Basketball, Sneakers with tags , , , , on April 18, 2011 by mattyfresh697400

Must Have!!!

There are somethings in life that you simply must have. When I saw that Nike was re-releasing the Air Jordan III’s in the “True Blue” colorway I think I started to actually shake. Clearly it doe not take much to get me excited. Now to put my sneaker fetish in perspective, I already have the Jordan III re-issues in the ” White/Cement” colorway, but the “True Blue” is just a great summer shoe and I must cop as soon as they are available!!

more from hypebeast below:

Having already been released in both black and white, the Air Jordan 3 can add one more colorway to its roster just in time for summer. Featuring the original box model, the retro sneaker is now available in a white/true blue combination with a primarily white leather upper and light blue strip around the midsole and inner lining. This model is expected to be available through select Nike stockists sometime around June!!!

Courtesy HypeBeast.com

LEBRON..BE JETER..NOT AROD!!!

Posted in Air Jordan, Baseball, Basketball, ESPN, History, New York City, New York Yankees, Nike, NY Times with tags , , , , on July 8, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

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Without kissing a single trophy or feeling one drop of ticker tape fall on his comic book arms, LeBron James has changed the conversation in sports. How do I know this?

I don’t believe I’d ever uttered the expression “global icon” until the past two weeks.

No matter which rabbit James pulls out of his hat Thursday night on ESPN — Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, New York Knicks or Fort Wayne Mad Ants — he should understand something about becoming a global icon, whatever that means.

LeBron James
LeBron always looks good. He will look even better with a championship.

You don’t find it. It finds you.

Maybe we’ve unearthed the reason James hasn’t claimed an NBA championship, other than the fact that his Cleveland roster wasn’t built to win one. He’s poured way too much blood, sweat and tears into his pursuit of an entirely different title.

Lord and Master of the Free Agent Universe.

LeBron is chasing the kind of fame and stature attained by no American athlete before him, Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali included. It reminds of another breathless free-agent drama nearly a decade ago, when Alex Rodriguez entered the marketplace fixing to conquer the world, not the World Series.

Somehow A-Rod persuaded Texas Rangers owner Tom Hicks to give him $252 million over 10 years. Not $250 million over 10 for a nice and tidy quarter-billion-dollar layout. That wasn’t going to cut it. A-Rod and agent Scott Boras needed the extra 2 million bucks for this absurd reason:

They wanted to double Kevin Garnett‘s record $126 million deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Now you know why Rodriguez won his first championship 15 years deep into his career, and only after the New York Yankees paid nearly a half-billion dollars in one offseason to help him. A-Rod had spent too much time and energy on being A-Rod. He needed to be humiliated by his steroids confession — left a shattered Humpty Dumpty, in the words of Yankees general manager Brian Cashman — before remembering why he chose baseball as a profession in the first place.

LeBron James has suffered no such public emasculation. He was widely criticized for his performance in Cleveland’s second-round loss to the Boston Celtics, but his career has gone untouched by scandal. James remains a made-for-Madison Avenue pitchman, a likable and approachable figure with superhero skill.

Only on the day Kevin Durant quietly revealed that he had agreed to a five-year extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder, almost whispering it as if he were sitting in the back pew of a packed church, James did himself no favors by confirming a report from ESPN The Magazine’s Chris Broussard that he’s going to pull a Geraldo and reopen Al Capone’s vault.

No, ESPN isn’t to blame here. The network is in the business of providing programming that sports fans want to watch  and nobody doubts that sports fans sure as hell want to watch this programming.

If James had planned to make a large donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the cause booked to receive sponsorship proceeds from the hourlong ESPN show, he would’ve been better off writing that organization a check.

It’s too late to turn back now. James announced on his website that the show will be called “The Decision,” and he’s doing his best to keep the Cavaliers, Heat, Knicks, Chicago Bulls and New Jersey Nets in the dark.

Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are lobbying James to join them in Miami, and Amare Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony — scheduled to be a free agent next summer — are selling James on the possibilities in New York, according to a source close to the situation.

James should follow his heart, wherever it takes him, then schedule his next meeting with the man in his bathroom glass. LeBron doesn’t need another sitdown with desperate owners, executives and coaches trying to fulfill their own dreams. He needs a face-to-face with himself.

The Chosen One should choose a different path than the one he’s on and use his favorite ballclub, the Yankees, as a road map. Instead of being basketball’s A-Rod, it’s much better to be basketball’s Jeter.

Don’t chase attention and stature as though it’s a loose ball in the fourth quarter of a big game. Let the attention and stature chase you.

Derek Jeter became Derek Jeter by racking up championships. He won four in his first five years before signing a 10-year, $189 million contract, a deal announced in a 15-minute conference call on a slow Friday afternoon.

All these years later, LeBron wanted the prime-time sizzle, and the prime-time sizzle he’ll get. Lights, camera, action for the King and his court.

Given James’ title-free run in Cleveland, this can’t be called a three-ring circus — a no-ring circus is more to the point. Either way, when it’s all over and LeBron replaces his team of business advisers with, you know, a team of actual basketball players, he needs to rearrange his priorities.

He’s a tremendous athlete, a wonder to watch. But in the end, the victor’s spoils go to only the on-the-court victor.

Let’s face it: Nobody’s ever sprayed champagne on a global icon.

Game “Shake” Video

Posted in Air Jordan, Hip-Hop, Music, Rappers, YouTube Classics with tags , , , , on April 28, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

Gotta love THE GAME producing videos for his Mixtapes.

As I said GAME gets its. For an artist of his caliber on his level, whats the difference..Album..Mixtape..etc….. Its all a marketing tool for the forthcoming full length.

The video is hysterical….The L.A. rapper strolls into his walk-in closet — which is a modest characterization. Game’s “closet” is about the size of your local Foot Locker and boasts more sneakers and athletic apparel than the retailer. He sports a pair of Air Jordans and a throwback Michael Jordan jersey and begins his adventure.

Oh and if  that is actually GAME’s closet I am impressed!!!!!!!!

I need walk in closet like that in my life!

ok  I have officially ODeed on this track…..this is my last post about…maybe!!

Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals on HBO

Posted in Air Jordan, Basketball, Sneakers with tags , , , on March 12, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

The Ad that created a lifelong friendship

Growing up Larry Bird was always the man, it occurs to me now when thinking back to 1983, 84 that my grandfather although from Pennsylvania ,  was a bigtime Celtic Fan (and a huge Yankee Fan..Perhaps my grandfather was on to something..he liked WINNERS)… Of course that seems contradictory in nature being that all true die-hard Yankee fans hate all things Boston. But Larry Bird was always the exception and I have a serious soft spot for him.

Whether he was diving for loose balls, or winning the 3 point shootout with his warm up jacket on, Larry Bird was nasty and as a white 10-year-old kid, I could identify with him. I wanted my J to look as smooth as Larry Legend (still working on that) I was always a Bird fan!. So when I heard about this new documentary on HBO about the Bird/ Magic Rivalry I had to see it.

The good peeps at HBO nailed it, the story of the un-likely friendship and bond between two of the greatest and most competitive athletes of all time is nothing short of gripping. This 90 minute doc not only gets to the heart of their story as their lives intertwined and their careers would inevitably be defined in tandem, it gets to the heart of these men as people. It’s great television and a must see for any sports fan.

I would go so far as to say that the Bird & Magic rivalry, might be the most intense and deep one on one professional athletic rivalry ever and HBO has gone along way in furthering that notion.

The footage is all classic, from their respective high schools in Michigan and Indiana, to their classic NCAA final battle in 79, to their NBA wars its pretty incredible. But the interviews with the two of them are so well done and so enlightening.

The Story of how they really first became friends (already bitter rivals on the court) when converse brought them together to shoot a commercial for the Magic & Bird Weapon line (Choose Your Weapon) The commercial was shot at Birds moms home in French Lick, Indiana and when the two actually got to talk and hang out a friendship blossomed, but the competitive fire in each was still burning bright.

The relationship between this two was certainly worthy of a HBO documentary and I can’t say enough about how it was executed. The scenes when they touch upon Magic contracting HIV and Larry Bird’s reaction  to his friends illness are moving, this is not simply a sports documentary.

Larry Bird and Magic are legends that put the NBA on a trajectory that Air Jordan would eventually take to new heights, but I agree with what Bryant Gumbel says in the documentary………..”It was Bird and Magic that saved the league”

Magic & Bird : A Courtship Of Rivals all this month on HBO….Catch it!

Air Jordan 1 Alpha more colorways..I will take em both!

Posted in Air Jordan, Basketball, Sneakers with tags , , , on March 4, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

I try to stop, I really do..but it keeps calling me and calling me….pookie from New Jack understands.

So why you ask would I want additional colorways in a sneaker I just purchased.  Simply stated..I NEED THEM.

The Red/White & Black are just classic. I think I can dunk again. (Maybe my boy Lester at WEST can help me cop some of these…holla at me sir!)

Red, White and Black

White, Black & Royal Blue

Future Sole Jordan 1’s

Posted in Air Jordan, Basketball, Fashion, Sneakers with tags , , , on February 26, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

I might very well be late on these joints, but who cares. I have a Jordan 1 crack habit that needs almost a weekly fix…The good folks at Sole Collector put me on to these and god damn I must have them.  So fresh and So clean, clean!!

To celebrate the 2009 Nike Future Sole Design Competition, Jordan Brand created a limited run of these Air Jordan 1 Retro High’s for a small group of lucky people. The colorway is simple at first glance, White, Black, and Red, but upon further inspection you’ll notice that reflective hits have been added to the overlays on the upper to give the shoe some added flavor. Additionally  the Future Sole logo is screened onto the heel of the shoe.

Check out the Nike Future Sole Design Winners

If you know where to get em…hit me!!!