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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While the Wizards play Golden State in the NBA Summer League, Reggie Miller and Steve Kerr talk with John Wall (not playing) as they watch the two teams go at it. They discuss basketball and a few players of course, but John speaks on his summer training with DMV native, Kevin Durant, as well.
After leaving his agent, it was speculation that Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder may work with Jay-Z. New sports agency, Roc Nation Sports, signed Durant this past Friday (Durant’s second change in the past two years). Sports Business Journal reported: “Durant does not want a traditional agent anymore. He had a chance to work with his idol, and have Jay-Z handle his branding and could not say no.”
As we all know, Pharrell Williams developed his on skateboard teamed called ICE CREAM. We gave you a video recently of that team going to work. Now he released a vid of him talking with his team and discussing his definition of ‘ICE CREAM’. Take a look below:
John Wall: Breakout Story. John Wall shares his breakout story, focusing on his rise from no-name prospect to star attraction at the 2007 Reebok Breakout Challenge basketball camp. Wall also visits with players at the 2012 edition of the camp.
John Wall is challenged by high school star Tyrek Coger of Upper Room Christian Academy to a game of one on one at the Reebok Breakout Challenge.
Portland Trailblazer Rookie Will Barton showing out for his hometown against Team Under Armour the other night at St. Frances. Baltimore would end up beating Team Under Armour 124-109.
Under the Armour presents Season 2 as Brandon Jennings takes us from LA to Guangzhou, China. This season we’ll see Brandon Jennings take things to the next level on and off the court and give fans an even more intimate look at his life.
A best out of 3 series between Kevin Harts basketball team(PCBz) vs Ne-Yo and Chris Browns squad (Compound Ent Crew). “Its no way we were going to lose to some R&B singers” – Kevin Hart
From DC, so we had to show love, Daniel Kim stopped by Da Playground yesterday and showed out. Check it out below:
The 2012 USA Mens Basketball Team shows off some of their skill in an open scrimmage.
5BORO NYC stops by Da Playground to skate yesterday…hope you all had a eventful July 4th!
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Some big NBA names as well as music artist show off their basketball skills in the LA Drew League Summer Circuit, some names include Chris Brown, John Wall, Demar Derozan, The Game, Paul George.
Chris Brown and John Wall showing off a bit for the summer circuit in the LA Drew League for Team Money Gang.
Nick Offerman and Craig Robinson go head to head in this long-standing MLB rivalry between theChicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox
Hometown Hero Kevin Durant shows off his skills in several different summer basketball circuits during the NBA Lockout.