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XX8JORDAN

Sometimes a picture is worth 1,000 words. Other times, 1,000 question marks.

Jordan Brand unveiled the latest iteration of its classic sneaker, the Air Jordans, in New York City on Monday. Bearing the tagline “Dare to Fly,” the Air Jordan XX8 looks unlike, well, anything you would put on your lower legs unless you were a Black Ops commander running through a deep snowfall.

Michael Jordan’s signature brand seems well aware that it is breaking new ground. ”Yeah, it looks crazy,” a promotional video for the shoe said, according to TheScore.com. SoleCollector.com reported the teaser also admitted: “It’s not for everyone.”

The Jordan XX8 features an all-black sleeve that covers the entire shoe, save the blue sole, and extends up to the mid-ankle. The sleeve opens and closes with a zipper that, when pulled down, reveals a neon green shoe with neon green laces, neon green lace holes and a black Jumpman logo on the tongue. According to Jordan Brand, the XX8 is the “lightest, most responsive Air Jordan of all time” and boasts “stealth” inspiration. “By the time you see us coming, it’s too late,” the company said. Filmmaker Spike Lee, Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, designer Tinker Hatfield and Jordan Brand president Larry Miller were on hand to unveil the shoe.

Thunder All-Star guard Russell Westbrook, inked to Brand Jordan in October, will debut the sneakers on Tuesday against the Nets, according to ESPN.com. The Air Jordan XX8 will retail for $250.

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Magic

The Orlando Magic have set their opening-night roster for the 2012/13 season, and it includes only four players–Glen Davis, Jameer Nelson, J.J. Redick, and Hedo Türkoğlu–from tipoff of the 2011/12 campaign. To get to 15 players, Orlando waived Armon Johnson and Christian Eyenga on Tuesday, and then parted ways with Justin Harper, Chris Johnson, and Quentin Richardson on Saturday.

The Magic finished their preseason with a 2-6 record.
No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. From
4 Arron Afflalo SG 6-05 215 UCLA
19 Gustavo Ayón PF 6-10 250 Mexico
11 Glen Davis PF 6-09 289 LSU
21 Maurice Harkless SF 6-08 210 St. John’s
3 Al Harrington PF 6-09 245 Saint Patrick HS (N.J.)
20 DeQuan Jones SG 6-08 221 Miami (FL)
17 Josh McRoberts PF 6-10 240 Duke
55 E’Twaun Moore PG 6-04 191 Purdue
14 Jameer Nelson PG 6-00 190 St. Joseph’s
44 Andrew Nicholson PF 6-09 250 St. Bonaventure
2 Kyle O’Quinn C 6-10 240 Norfolk St.
7 J.J. Redick SG 6-04 190 Duke
10 Ish Smith PG 6-00 175 Wake Forest
15 Hedo Türkoğlu SF 6-10 220 Turkey
9 Nikola Vučević C 7-00 240 USC

Opening night is Friday, November 2nd, when the Magic host the Denver Nuggets at Amway Center. Tipoff is set for 7 PM on Fox Sports Florida.

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NBA TRASH PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Posted: October 22, 2012 in FUNNY, sports
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stephenson

As far as I can tell, the only good thing DeShawn Stevenson has ever done on a basketball court was hacking Ricky Davis after his infamous wrong-way triple-double attempt. Even then, I kinda think that was more Jerry Sloan using telekinesis or some other sort of mind control because DeShawn Stevenson is the king of being wack.

via Deadspin NBA Shit List: DeShawn Stevenson, The Braggart With Nothing To Brag About.