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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!!!

Last Name Ever…First Name Greatest

Posted in Basketball, History, Sneakers with tags , on February 17, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

Happy Birthday MJ!!

Happy Birthday!!

I know you dont need to see the stats, all you needed to do was have a pulse in the 90’s and MJ impacted your life in one way or another, for me it started at summer camp around 86. I got my first pair of “SKY” Jordans (the SKY was for the little guys) and I thought for sure I would be dunking on all the other campers as soon as I slid them on. They may not have improved my game, but they made me feel like I could ball. During the second 3-peat I can remember the Bulls basically NEVER LOSING. No one dominated like MJ and I doubt anyone ever will again.  (Come to NY Lebron!!)

The Top flick was taken the day after the 1984 NBA Draft…wow!!

Courtesy of SoleCollector

WEST NYC…The Upper West Kicks Spot

Posted in Basketball, Fashion, Shop, Sneakers with tags , , on February 15, 2010 by mattyfresh697400


I had the pleasure this weekend of finally hitting the Upper West Side and visiting WEST.  WEST NYC is a great sneaker boutique which has a serious selection of exclusives and just dope shit. WEST does not simply stop with the kicks, they carry plenty of the lines I like including Play Clothes, Crooks N Castles etc….. (You get the idea)

The Layout is dope, the soundtrack of choice is golden era hip-hop and of course some new classics as well.

The Decor of West certainly tugs on the heart strings of any faithful UPPER WEST SIDER, with historical images of famous and notorious upper west natives.

If West existed when I was growing up on the UWS , I am sure I would be there daily simply to chill.

If your uptown on the WEST SIDE, do not miss WEST.

….and yes I copped the Jordan 1 Retro Alpha in the Black/Red Colorway ( I dont care who knows!!)

WEST 147 West 72nd Street


Posted in Basketball, CELEB GOSSIP, YouTube Classics with tags , , , on February 14, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

Let me start this post by saying that I dont think my blog should be a forum for my complaints about life or just stuff that flat out annoys me, but every now and again life throws you a little slice of  fate, a little moment in time where the powers that be, the “Producers” of big media, mass entertainment just get it all WRONG!

Tell me what are the chances that an opening ceremony for a Winter Olympic Games (which happens every 4 years) , and  an NBA All Star Weekend fall on the very same weekend, coupled with the one month anniversary of perhaps our lifetimes greatest natural disaster , THe Earthquake in Haiti: and the corresponding debut video of “We are the World” 25 for Haiti benefit record, which as its title indicates is a remake of the classic “We are The World” USA for Africa record of 1985.

Where would you like to start, pick your poison. I say start on Friday with the Opening of the Winter Games, held in our very own neighbors backyard. And perhaps this is why the genius of the founding fathers of our nation knows no bounds, The United States basically gave Canada away following the WAR OF 1812 (The Treaty of Ghent 1813). Listen I dont have anything personal against Canada or its citizens, but with the eyes of the planet on Vancouver and the opening of the Games, My dear Canadians u seriously dropped the PUCK.

This spectacle was nothing short of Terrible, in the most boring , terrible and amateur way. I felt like I was watching “Displaced Indian Tribes on Ice”

Go to your average county fair or Six Flags  theme park and your bound to see the same caliber talent hard at work. The worst part of this theme park gig is the poor indians (Who looked more like they came from Ft; Lauderdale than the Canadian woods) They had to dance for TWO STRAIGHT HOURS, are you kidding me? As the night went on I couldnt believe how horrible this display was and It certainly could not possibly get any worse…ahh but it could and it did.

“We are The World” The Remix..25 for Haiti.

As my man Jay Z said, you dont remake “THRILLER” and the original “We are The World” was the “THRILLER” of all charity records. “We are The World” from 1985 will forever hold a special place for all who got to witness the elite of the music industry, the greatest of all the globes Rock Stars, that “checked their egos at the door” and created a Worldwide Anthem, that was not only a great song, but a real snapshot of our culture at the time. We had real serious rock stars in 85 , larger than life figures who created a classic. A classic that should never have ever been touched or even contemplated.

The King of Pop would not be havin it! Im sorry but you simply can’t have Justin Bieber sing the first verse of perhaps the most classic reboot of all time and expect people to take it seriously, they lost from me the first note. And it only got worse, Barbara Streisand sounded terrible, Lil Wayne is on his way to prison, Kanye needs to stick to wearing FUR coats at the fashion shows in Paris and cmon Jeff Bridges , your about to win an Oscar….Not necessary.

Anyway the whole thing was a disaster, now Ill donate money to Haiti, (god knows they need it) But I will say it again, Wanna Be Rock Stars need to follow Jiggas example, the man defines cool and if Jay Z thinks its a bad idea. It probably this case it was a no brainer. Bad Idea, Bad Execution. Ill stick with 1985 version..thank you very much.

Then we come to the nail in the weekends coffin. The NBA Slam JUNK  contest, I wont even waste too much time on the NBA product, because as I have stated in earlier posts the NBA needs to step the whole operation up, and in their signature annual events filled weekend with the Slam Dunk contest was always my favorite highlight. That ended last night. Even though a Knick won the contest (Nate Robinson) The dunks were boring and the talent repping the NBA even worse.

I dont need to see 4 lame non – stars do mediocre dunks that I can watch Lebron do mid-game, double teamed with his eyes closed. If the NBA wants to go back to the glory years of the  All Star weekend, where MJ, Nique, and Larry Legend competed in the dunk contest and the three point shootout comp. They need to break out the big guns.The NBA is all about its superstars, Give me Kobe, Give me Lebron!!

So to the Canadians, To the participants of the “We Are The World” remix , and to the NBA….I want my weekend back!!!!

Slam Dunk Time!!

Posted in Basketball with tags on February 11, 2010 by mattyfresh697400



Now I have to admit, the NBA becomes less and less interesting year after year.  Maybe its because I live in NY and the Knicks have been terrible since the days of Patrick, or maybe its because the league is just full of thugs that play no D and get paid astronomical amounts of money.  Or maybe its because there are only like 4 teams in the Eastern Conference with a winning record. Well no matter what the woes of the NBA are….there is still one weekend every year that I get excited for..ALL STAR WEEKEND.

It makes me think of the days of Dominique and Jordan and polyester shorts that were just way to small , the classic image of Larry Bird sinking another 3 to win back to back 3 point shootout titles. Magic winning the MVP after being diagnosed with HIV ,  Spud Webb, Kenny “Sky” Walker,  and more Jordan!! Mike winning the MVP in Chi-town.  Fine I miss the NBA of the 80s, but we still have Lebron and Dwight, and Dwade and of course little Nate going for his 3rd Slam Dunk Title….should be fun.