Posts Tagged ‘ Basketball ’

He Might As Well Have Said “Oh Canada”.


Drake the type of guy to threaten legal action against Degrassi because he thought his character’s wheelchair made him “look soft” and then also, many, many years later, say “Geez Louise!” after being fouled during a friendly game of pickup at his opulent mansion. The Toronto-based superstar remains everyone’s favourite rapper to playfully dunk on (literally as well as figuratively, it seems) as the ancient “Drake the Type” meme continues to re-emerge and gain steam online among a new generation of internet users. But don’t get it twisted; Drizzy isn’t the butt of any jokes about his own corniness, because he owns and often even perpetuates the “soft” image his fans have long swooned over. In other words, he’s in on the joke, as clearly evidenced by new video footage from Toronto basketball YouTuber and viral sensation K Showtime.

Nike LeBron 11 Shoes


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Recently Nike unveiled its latest basketball signature shoe: the LeBron 11. With its incredible design, it blends all of the brand’s latest innovations (Hyperposite, Hyperfuse, Dynamic Flywire, Lunarlon, Nike Zoom) and only weighs 14.5 oz. Its upper provides protection, containment and responsiveness, while its bottom was deconstructed to position his foot much lower to the ground to better feel the court. The Lebron 11 will be released globally on October 12th.

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Hermès Basketball


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To celebrate the re-opening of their 12,000 sq ft Beverly Hills boutique, luxury French fashion label Hermés have created a blue basketball which, with a price tag of $12,900 USD, may spend more time on your mantlepiece than on the court. Only two of the bright blue calfskin balls have been created, but according to the brand’s American CEO Robert Chavez, they can “certainly be used for play – the leather is sturdy, and why not make such a unique item come to life on the court?” Made at the special orders atelier in Paris under the creative direction of Pierre-Alexis Dumas, the balls feature the same hand-stitched technique as the brand’s iconic Birkin bag and represent “the sky, the ocean and all the beautiful pools that are a way of life in L.A. and Southern California.”

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports Client List


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Jay-Z founded his sports agency this year and has already made aggressive moves in the sports world. In a few months he has managed to develop a strong client list of powerful athletes. Jay-Z became a certified sports agent in June, 2013. Take a look at the star power in the Roc Nation Sports client list featuring Skylar Diggins of the Notre Dame,  Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Quarterback Geno Smith of the New York Jets, Victor Cruz of the New York Giants and more powerful athletes to come.

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