#VictoryLap Some newness from the homie @NipseyHussle
#VictoryLap Some newness from the homie @NipseyHussle
In a summer full of vibrant runners there had to be some balance so Nike threw in a dope Air Safari that should already be hitting select retailers. The sneaker’s upper is a mix between a cream tonal suede and canvas contrasted by the coveted Safari print in an off white bone color, the sneaker sits on a half white half cream sole combined with a blue out-sole giving them an extra dose of flavor. These will be a great summer pic up checkout the gallery below for a better look at these dope Air Safari’s and keep it locked here at 8and9.com
Back in december we gave you a look at these Camo FoamPosite Pro’ and now we have a release date June 8th these will be hitting retailers. The “Fighter Jet” Foamposite one was a great sneaker Nike took a different approach than we would have expected in regards to a camo sneaker, they used a white grey and black camo accented by small hints of red, the sneaker was a great shoe and a huge release but fans still feined for a classic camo design. Now we have the Camo Foamposite Pro that features a dope classic camo upper accented by hints of volt throughout the sneaker and finished of by a dope gum sole which makes the sneaker so much better. These will be a big release as most Foamposite’s are so if you want to get a pair without the wait or the hassle checkout prc.kicks on eBay and stay tuned here at 8and9.com for more from Nike and the Foamposite Pro’s.
May 25th the AirTrainer Max 91′s will be hitting retailers, this is a long awaited release as Bo Jackson’s Trainers were and still are very sought after. The lastest Bo Jackson release features grey leather, suede and mesh fo its upper accented by black and white. The color-way is grey black and white which might be plain to some,but it comes with some dope accents, like the 34 on the right back heel and the Oakland Raiders logo on the other foot, also Bo Knows is written on the straps that run across the laces. And as if that wasn’t enough a dope black midsole with a cracked design sits on top of a white trainer out-sole finisjing off these coveted trainers. Checkout the gallery below for a better look at the Air Trainer 91′s that are set to drop this month on the 25th, keep it locked here at 8and9.com for more from your favorite sneaker brands and upcoming release’s.
Checkout this new video from Thrasher Magazine of Kyle Walker doing what he does best. the video has some dope visuals and some amazing spots in Long Beach where the Vans signed 19 year old Oklahoma native is known for slaughtering. Checkout the video after the jump and keep it locked here at 8and9.com for more.
Checkout Locksmith on Street-Sweeper Radio dropping a fire freestyle that left Kay Slay and the crew hyped. Watch the video after the jump and keep it locked here @ 8and9.com.
Check out this new video “RedEye” by Styles P feat Jadakiss, and produced by Scram Jones. RedEye is the 8th song off Styles P’s latest album FLOAT that dropped April 16th, This is a dope video and dope track, plus its always good to see Jada N Styles doing their thing. Watch the video after the jump and keep it locked here @ 8and9.com
This Finest Minds tee is one of our latest releases. Premium quality crafted from the finest minds. Dope colorway sure to go with many releases. Stay tuned to our blog for more tees, tanks and v necks!
“Over the years, the zen master Phil Jackson has been hesitant in comparing Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant despite his first hand knowledge of both players and their immense talents on the court. With the release of his latest book Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success, Jackson finally places pen to paper and describes who he thinks is the more complete player. The Los Angeles Times, which received an advance copy of the 339-page book, provided some details of Jackson’s Jordan and Bryant comparison.
On basketball mindsets:
“Michael was more likely to break through his attackers with power and strength, while Kobe often tries to finesse his way through mass pileups,” Jackson wrote. “Michael was stronger, with bigger shoulders and a sturdier frame. He also had large hands that allowed him to control the ball better and make subtle fakes.
“Jordan was also more naturally inclined to let the game come to him and not overplay his hand, whereas Kobe tends to force the action, especially when the game isn’t going his way. When his shot is off, Kobe will pound away relentlessly until his luck turns. Michael, on the other hand, would shift his attention to defense or passing or setting screens to help the team win the game.”
“No question, Michael was a tougher, more intimidating defender. He could break through virtually any screen and shut down almost any player with his intense, laser-focused style of defense.
“Kobe has learned a lot from studying Michael’s tricks, and we often used him as our secret weapon on defense when we needed to turn the direction of a game. In general, Kobe tends to rely more heavily on his flexibility and craftiness, but he takes a lot of gambles on defense and sometimes pays the price.”
“One of the biggest differences between the two stars from my perspective was Michael’s superior skills as a leader,” Jackson said. “Though at times he could be hard on his teammates, Michael was masterful at controlling the emotional climate of the team with the power of his presence. Kobe had a long way to go before he could make that claim. He talked a good game, but he’d yet to experience the cold truth of leadership in his bones, as Michael had.”
Bryant gradually evolved during the 2008-09 championship season, when the Lakers successfully retooled with a more finessed look with Pau Gasol instead of the brute force of the Shaquille O’Neal teams.
If Bryant talked to teammates in his earlier Lakers years, it was usually, “Give me the damn ball,” Jackson wrote. “But then Kobe started to shift. He embraced the team and his teammates, calling them up when we were on the road and inviting them out to dinner. It was as if the other players were now his partners, not his personal spear-carriers.”
Footpatrol introduces their second collaboration with le coq sportif, the Éclat “Macaron Edition.” The project pays tribute to France’s famously intricate and elegant confectionary creation: the Macaron. With that in mind, Footpatrol set out to create a “luxury edition” of the Éclat. Like the Macaron the shoes are “crisp on the outside and smooth in the middle” with a pig-skin suede upper, super soft satin lining and hints of metallic gold running throughout alongside as a pinch of 3M. The gum sole holds it down. Due to release on Saturday June 1. via HS
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