Designer, Patso Dimitrov, used inspiration from regional Hip-Hop to reimagine a few NBA jerseys. The jerseys are subjected to new color themes as well as logo changes to draw in the hip-hop references to rappers who are from that area. For example, the Toronto Raptors jeresy, Dimitrov used the Toronto rapper, Drake‘s OVO brand, as inspiration. Also included in the reimagining are jerseys for the Detroit Pistons inspired by Eminem, Atlanta Hawks inspired by Outkast, New York Knicks inspired by Nas and Chicago Bulls inspried by Kanye West.
Last night’s Thursday Night Football featured the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Bucs, where Devin Hester broke the record for All Time Touchdown Returns previously held by Deion Sanders. Check out Hester and Sander’s interviewed after the game below and the play after the jump:
Earlier this year in February, Ray Rice and his soon to be wife were involved in a domestic violence incident that took place in Atlantic City. The aftermath footage of what took place inside the elevator was caught and released on tape. As her helpless body was drug out by Rice and a domestic incident was reported, Rice was suspended for two games but continued to have the support from his Ravens team. However, since then the actual footage of what transpired inside the elevator has finally been released. It shows the couple in a heated argument where he reacts by punching her in the face and being knocked out cold. The NFL now has decided to take further action from their original punishment and suspend Rice and the Baltimore Ravens terminated the running back’s contract. Now the incident has been out there for some time and the Ravens chose to only reprimand Rice with a 2 game suspension initially. So now that the events taking place has been revealed to the world, Rice receives the ‘correct’ punishment.
Some feel uneasy that the NFL obviously didn’t care enough about the domestic violence issue only until after the video was released. The main question being posed is: Why did the video footage have to be released in order for Ray Rice to be given this punishment in the first place? It is very strange that we all knew the circumstances to the incident in the beginning and he only received the 2 game suspension. It’s even more strange that he married his fiancee less than a month after the incident. All of the video footage from inside and outside the elevator has been there from the beginning and it is safe to say the police and NFL were initially aware of all the disgraceful circumstances that took place that night. Since the NFL and Ravens made the announcement of his new found consequences and a lot of people have commented on the issue including: Columbus Short (accused of domestic violence with his wife), Evelyn Lozada (who was in a domestic violence with former husband, WR Chad Johnson), Cardinals’ Tyrann Mathieu, Seth Rogen and more.
New Zealand is known for their Haka Dance and the basketball team decided to show off their moves to the USA basketball team before they played each other. Check out their reactions, it’s priceless.
After his brutal injury at the USA Basketball Showcase, Paul George announces his decision to switch his number from from #24 to #13 in the 2014-2015 season. The Pacer applied from the switch before the March deadline, so he won’t be responsible for the remaining #24 jerseys that are still on the market. There was a possible nickname, PG-13, brought up to Paul before if he had the #13 and he originally wore #24 because of Kobe Bryant’s number change back in 2006.
Robert Griffin III took part of the Make A Wish Foundation Program on Saturday and asked two cancer survivors to sign his cleats (shown above) and another survivor to sign his practice jersey. Check out what RGIII had to say about receiving the survivors autographs rather then giving them his:
“They don’t expect me to ask them for their autographs…It was more like, ‘OK, cool.’ Down the line hopefully they remember that and say I was their first autograph.”
“When I was growing up I always wanted to meet guys I looked up to, role models…If I’d have met Michael Jordan and he asked for my autograph there would have been a shock. It’s flipping the script a little bit, but I think it means something to them. If I’m their first autograph that’s an honor to me.”
Started by Philly Santosuosso in 1996, Humidity is located in the French Quarter – best known for its epic Mardi Gras celebration, and Cajun food. Philly and Humidity do a lot to support the local scene in New Orleans and since the city is still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the DGK brand and theme is the perfect match as the symbolic references pair so well as you will see in the skateboard and tee designs. Watch the DGK x Humidity commercial below:
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