Tag: Sneakers

Now Would Be an Opportune Time to Add LaVar Ball and His Big Baller Brand to Your List of Thoughts and Prayers

LaVar Ball attends week eight of the BIG3 three on three basketball league at Staples Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Sean M. Haffey (BIG3 for Getty Images) Once upon a 2017, Big Baller Brand was primed to become the next big thing. It had popular sports figures and celebrities like […]

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Debuted An ‘Alphabet Soup’ Colorway Of The Freak 1s

Nike Giannis Antetokounmpo and Nike have finally showed the world what the Greek Freak’s signature shoe looks like, and now we’re seeing some of the fun colorways they have planned for the shoe outside of its official releases. The Freak 1 was announced shortly after the season ended, giving us a first look at the […]

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#ImWithKap: Nike’s Market Value Jumps $3 Billion After Colin Kaepernick Gets Betsy Ross Sneakers Pulled From Shelves

Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer (Getty Images) Republicans have been big mad since Nike decided to pull its Betsy Ross-inspired Air Max 1 USA sneakers. But it turns out that being on the right side of history just netted the footwear and apparel company a cool $3 billion in market value. Who knew pissing off conservatives could […]

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Deshaun Watson Talks Fashion, Football, And Embracing Being An Underdog

Getty Image It was evident to anyone who watched him during his decorated career at Clemson, but after two years in the NFL, Deshaun Watson has established himself as a superstar. The Houston Texans’ signal caller just completed his second year under center and put forth the best quarterbacking season in franchise history, completing 68.3 […]

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Colin Kaepernick and Nike Are Right, the Betsy Ross Flag Shouldn’t Be on Sneakers

Last September, people willingly burned their Nike products in protest of the sneaker company’s partnership with athlete-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick. That crowd probably won’t be pleased to hear that, days before the Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July sneaker was set to go on sale, Nike announced that its Independence Day-themed shoe was no […]

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Nike Pulls ‘Betsy Ross Flag’ Sneaker After Criticism of Slavery-Era Imagery

Nike has canceled the release of a sneaker that featured the 13-star “Betsy Ross flag,” igniting the latest flare-up in the nation’s culture wars and causing the governor of Arizona to order the withdrawal of funding for a planned multimillion-dollar Nike factory in that state. The decision was reportedly prompted by Colin Kaepernick, the former […]

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Finally! According to the Obama Women, It Is Officially Now Sundress and Sneaker Season

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha on August 21, 2016 in Washington, DC.Photo: Ron Sachs-Pool (Getty Images) All those weeks of feeling like it was taking forever to heat up finally make sense; we were waiting for our former forever first family to give us the go-ahead on […]

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Finally! According to the Obama Women, It Is Now Officially Sundress and Sneaker Season

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha on August 21, 2016 in Washington, DC.Photo: Ron Sachs-Pool (Getty Images) All those weeks of feeling like it was taking forever to heat up finally make sense; we were waiting for our former forever first family to give us the go-ahead on […]

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Buy Low-Tops, Sell High-Tops: StockX Sneaker Exchange Is Worth $1 Billion

Nic Wilkins started selling parts of his sneaker collection online two years ago as a way to make some extra cash in college. The hobby took off and this year, he expects to move 10,000 pairs of shoes. His anticipated take is a 25 percent profit from over $1 million in sales. The main website […]

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Shaquille O’Neal Wants In On the Sneaker Biz: ‘I Would Love to Purchase Reebok’

Photo: Michael Tullberg (Getty Images) Since his retirement from the NBA in 2011, NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal has been just as dominant as he was on the court. His estimated net worth of over $400 million is a byproduct of a diverse portfolio that includes franchise ownership, investments and lucrative endorsements with companies […]

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