Monday, December 31, 2007

Have A Good Holiday!!!

Hope everyone has a prosperous and enjoyable new year you gotta make it better than last year. Set goals for the new year as I have set, this blog will take a turn for the better, I've got a lot done but I still got a lot to do.

(Those are my all Purpose Zoom BB's I run, ball, lift, you can do anything with those.)
"I'm Me, Who Are You?"
Have a happy New Year

Air Jordan 15

I remember when they started showing the commercial's for the new Jordan brand. These were the years Nike and Jordan were taking a little heat for the so-called overpriced sneakers. So Nike and Jordan starting producing Jordan team series kicks. 1998', 99' was the year these came out along with a whole other line of Jordan products, as well as Jordan Brand Athletes. It was kinda weird seeing other players wearing Jordan kicks, this was the first time a Jordan shoe wasn't worn by the man himself. But I remember these the AJ 15 the poster with him holding all his rings on one hand, you remember that poster? Or how 'bout Mary J. Blidge singing Stevie Wonder's Overjoyed, in the ad's. They introduced all the new Jordan brand athletes. some new, some old. But the commercial ended with the man himself and the logo everyone knew, so that made everything ok. Every athlete in that ad had a pass. Each one.

These are ok, not really a fan of this color as I was a fan of the black red ones. Some of my friends used to joke and say when you hold them down and look at them they look like a woman's .... This is a family blog... These will be about 160 because of the lasering. I wouldn't bet on these selling out, you wait on these you might get lucky. These aren't on my to get list, fortunately....


Friday, December 28, 2007

Zoom Lebron V (Limited Color)

I saw these a couple days earlier in a mall up state. I believe I saw them in footlocker. I was pretty shocked as to seeing them in upstate New York and not seeing them in the House of hoops, or anywhere in the city (they might be available there now). I'm not really a big fan of the ZLV but this perhaps is the best color (besides the China Editions) released. If you can find them they retail for $140.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Happy Holidays (Are We Gonna Wear your Monument?)

Happy Holidays Are we gonna wear your Monuments??


Saw these on one of my favorites sites 23is back, looks like Jordan is starting a new twin pack. (Coming next year these will be out next month i believe). Brand Jordan will release 2 packs, yea two packs, The packs will entail Jordans that will add up to his number 23. So thus these are the 10's and the 13's which add up to 23. (Jim Carrey would be proud, Google it if you don't know what I'm talking about). When I saw these I really thought the 10's were fake , there were numerous 10's floating around that had the number 23 etched on them. There were PE 10's that did have a number etched on them but i don't think it was 23. (45 i believe as those were when he made his return, his first real return). I know you already bought the playoff 8's, but soon it will be a new year and new Jordans will be coming ,but this you already know.

More "Cool" reviews

Was on I tunes earlier today I left a review for Lupe Fiasco's the Cool, they give you that option when you sign up for an account with them. There were a lot of great reviews which is good to see. (there were some ignorant ones as well but this is tht US). I love hip-hop its been taking a bad name for the past couple of years (really longer than that). Lupe 's music is what really Hip-hop is all about. And to top it off, he's a good lyricist, as well as he makes good music. Like i said before he is the best rapper alive in the game right now along with Lil' Wayne. But right now I give him the slight edge over Wayne.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Hip-Hop album of the Year (Sorry Kayne)

The hip hop album of the year isn't Graduation, its Lupe Fiasco's The Cool. As i write this I'm listening to the album and it makes me more assure of how far ahead of everyone he is. The whole theme of the album would give Michael Moore a run for his truthful themes. The cool can be described as all things that are deemed cool in our society , whether good or bad. In this case all things cool being a star in the superficial dog eat dog world, we love to pick and choose , especially the media. I'd be surprised if they gave his album 5 mics he's not ready for the source. Right now he is lyrically the best rapper alive right now, Lupe Fiasco is 1A and Lil' Wayne is 1B. Every song no the album plays in to the story of Micheal Young History (My Cool Young History) someone who wanted to be the coolest, he was able to achieve it but at a cost. He knows how to tell a story so you can vividly see it as you listen, only a select few rappers can do that. Get the album and you'll know what I'm talking about.

"They thought it was cool to leave you thirsty and stranded


He thought it was cool to carry a gun in his classroom and open fire

Virginia Tech, Columbine stop the violence.

They think its cool to ride down on you in blue and white and un-marked cards busting you upside your head.


'Cause the problem is we think its cool too

Check your ingredients before you overdose on ,The Cool".

(Spoken word poet on Lupe Fiasco's The Cool)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Michael Vick 23 Months

I'll be honest, I didn't know what to expect when they sentenced him on Monday. It was smart of Michael Vick to check into the correctional facility early though, shows a sense of respect for the court system. A system he will get used to for at least the next year and a half. What makes of him when he gets out?? He will still be a millionaire, but will he be in game shape? I'd say yes , will he still be the player he was going into jail? I'd say that remains to be seen. The media and our society does pick and choose what is considered immoral and barbaric. Most things everyone agrees on with regards to murder and rape, but there are thin lines as to whether someone can come back and return to the figure they once were. There are certain factors that play in to whether someone can some back, unfortunately race is a factor; just ask Marv Albert. (Zoom Vick V is above as well in the black colorway, this of course is un-released to the public.)

Friday, December 7, 2007

Kick Back

Just got an email from Nike entailing a program in which they used recycled shoes to make playgrounds in under deprived neighborhoods across the country. Not a bad idea to give in your old kicks you can't use or just wanna give up. I know I've got at least two or three pairs i can drop off. They gave me the new house of hoops location up in Harlem as to where I can drop them off. When I go to pick up the playoff 8's (Closing in on two weeks and counting away Dec 22. of course you can get them now if you want to pay double the price.) I'll drop of about two pairs of old kicks that are just sitting around collecting dust. Kick back if you can. Do it for the holidays...


Sunday, December 2, 2007

Mayweather-Hatton Welterweight fight Dec 8th

This would be in the topic of "Everything in between". I'm a big boxing fan, i always was, I'd have to say my favorite fighter was Mike Tyson. But, everyone loves Ali and why wouldn't you love him. but most people think there isn't anything interesting in other weight divisions. people wanna see blood and someone getting knocked down, or even knocked out. boxing is a physical sport, but it is a mental sport as well. if you've ever got into the ring and sparred, you'd know what i mean. you must out smart your opponent and use your strenghts. some have speed, some have quickness (those are two different things with regards to boxing.), some have relentless power, and some have heart. It takes a great boxing mind to be able to recognize this and use it to win a fight. This brings me to this fight taking place on Dec. 8th in Las Vegas. Two undefeated fighters "Pretty Boy" Floyd Mayweather Jr. (above left). goes up against Manchester, England's Ricky "hitman" Hatton, in a supremely hyped up fight. And it should be, they are both different fighters (Mayweathers' supremely precise defense, goes up against Hattons power and heart). HBO has been showing 24/7, a 4 part series diving in to the lives of both fighters as they prepare to do battle. I am rooting for Mayweather, who's signature shoulder leaning defense ( learned from his father Mayweather Sr., the shoulder defense was really like a family tradition, he has brothers who used to box as well, which are Jr's uncles.) will pose a problem for Hatton. That's the reason why he got his nickname, the shoulder arching defense keeps his face "pretty". They will battle for the WBC Welterweight (147lbs) championship belt , which Mayweather currently holds. Of course it will be on HBO Pay per view, if your saving to buy one fight this would be the fight to buy.