Posts tagged with "Basketball"

Michael Porter Jr. Pays His Dues

While Denver Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. works to get back on the court, he’s found other exciting ways to help his team out. The videos below show a fun spin on MPJ’s rookie duties and how Autotrader helped him find the perfect car for the job.

Michael Porter Jr. Pays his Rookie Dues: https://www.instagram.com/p/Boys3IRBweU/?hl=en&taken-by=mpj

Michael Porter Jr. Pays his Rookie Dues: https://twitter.com/MPJr/status/1050356874321846272

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New Era Cap For Upcoming NBA Season

Today, New Era Cap Co., Inc., the Authentic Cap of the NBA, launches the New Era NBA Authentics: 2018 Tip Off Series, an extensive collection of colorways and styles designed to gear up basketball fans worldwide ahead of the 2018-19 NBA season.

“Players and fans look for style, personality and unique details in their headwear, and the New Era NBA Authentics: 2018 Tip Off Series delivers on all of those desires,” said John Connors, Director of Arena Sports for New Era Cap. “We’re on the cusp of another exhilarating NBA season and now fans have the right gear to rep their city in style.”

The full NBA Authentics: 2018 Tip Off Series encompasses four unique collections: Team Color, Olive Green, Black and 2Tone. Each collection features all 30 NBA teams, bringing a broad compilation of cap styles to complete your game-day outfit.

The collection features custom-designed side patches inspired by the team’s city or state, as well as the official team logo patch on the front. For each of the four collections, New Era Cap has equipped select styles with camo detailing, adding an on-trend and dynamic edge to the series.

The NBA Authentics: 2018 Tip Off Series, is available in the following styles:

• Team Color Collection: This collection of monotone caps features the team’s primary color and logo. Available in the 9FIFTY®, HIGH CROWN 9FIFTY®, RETRO CROWN 9FIFTY®, 59FIFTY®, 9TWENTY®, 39THIRTY®, 29TWENTY® and Knit silhouettes.

• Olive Green Collection: This collection showcases the team’s logo on an Army green cap. Available in the 9FIFTY®, HIGH CROWN 9FIFTY®, RETRO CROWN 9FIFTY®, 59FIFTY®, 9TWENTY®, and Knit silhouettes.

• Black Collection: This collection capitalizes on the current black-out trend, featuring a black logo on a black cap. Available in the 9FIFTY®, HIGH CROWN 9FIFTY®, RETRO CROWN 9FIFTY®, 59FIFTY®, 9TWENTY®, and Knit silhouettes.

• 2Tone Collection: This collection combines the team’s color scheme to create a two-tone cap featuring the franchise’s logo. Available in the 9FIFTY®, HIGH CROWN 9FIFTY®, RETRO CROWN 9FIFTY®, 59FIFTY®, and 9TWENTY® silhouettes

Jimmy Butler Trade Request

By Reid Urban

Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler could be out of Minnesota sooner than expected.

The All-Star has requested a trade, according to The Athletic. This comes just one year after Minnesota traded Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, and a draft pick that became Lauri Markkanen, to the Chicago Bulls, to get the star guard. Now, it seems that the relationship between head coach and president Tom Thibodeau and star Karl-Anthony Towns has gone downhill with no hopes of repairing it.

Butler had initially tried to set up a meeting with Thibodeau to get this straightened out, but with the latest news, it seems either the meeting didn’t go so well or there was no meeting at all.

Until Butler showed up last season, the Timberwolves hadn’t made the playoffs since the Kevin Garnett years. Last season, they went out early in the first round to the Houston Rockets. Now, it looks like Butler will pack up his bags and try to go elsewhere.

The three teams that Butler would look to be traded too are the Brooklyn Nets, LA Clippers, and New York Knicks. All of these teams have the salary cap capacity to bring Butler aboard, though it remains to be seen if Thibodeau and the Wolves will agree to deal him to any of those teams.

The Wolves would certainly like to keep him onboard for one more season and see if they can make it farther this time around. However, based on what we know so far and his pending free agency after this season, the Wolves would like to get something in return instead of just letting him walk when that time comes.

Sarunas Jackson and A$AP Ant In Home Court Series

Under Armour Basketball’s new inaugural series, Home Court: Baltimore is now live on YouTube! This first season spotlights UA’s home base of Baltimore, Maryland, and explores the cultural impact basketball, style, food and music rooted in Charm City. Sarunas Jackson, star of HBO series Insecure and a former hooper, takes viewers on a journey of discovery, where he meets up with locals at iconic establishments within various inner-communities for an intimate view of B’more’s unique culture.

Episode 3 [HERE] is centered around food and casts a spotlight on local delicacies and the very best spots that are only known by locals. Sarunas sits down with Eric Williams, the 21-year-old owner of Nacho Bangers, a restaurant that is giving back to the city of Baltimore through Eric’s love of food. Sarunas also chops it up with A$AP Ant, to shed light on his cutthroat approach to music—bred from his experiences growing up in Baltimore—and shares where you can get the best value meal in the city.

Directed by Shomi Patwary—a filmmaker known for his work with A$AP Mob, Beyoncé and Pusha T—this season of Home Court also has Sarunas meeting up with the likes of local basketball legends Aquille Carr and Terry Hosley along with Team Thrill, a program founded by NBA figure Will BartonMike Tribb at his Barbershop for the ‘Cruddy’ shape up; as well as local music duo Bond St. District and legendary producer DJ Blaqstarr. Episode breakdown includes:

Segment 1: Ball-timore, where to hoop and how they ball

Segment 2: Camera Ready, style on and off the court

Segment 3: Grub City, local eats around the neighborhood

Segment 4: That Baltimore Sound, the music scene coming out of the city

A first look with Puma Basketball

Days after it was announced that Jay-Z was named Creative Director, Puma Basketball gave a first look at its new shoe “The Clyde Court Disrupt” inspired by Knicks Legend Clyde Frazier. Vibrant colors with a fashion forward appearance to fit the b-ball aesthetic but these aren’t the average kicks. These sneakers have been engineered to improve footing, flexibility, jumping, control and numerous things needed for the court. Many players are enthusiastic about this new release including Marvin Bagley III and DeAndre Ayton who are part of the Puma family. The estimated released date is the fall of 2018.

Bagley and Ayton rocking The Clyde court disrupt sneakers.

Karam McCullough holding The Clyde court disrupt sneakers

By : Frank Pena

Assist : Chenier Paris

The Path to the Cap Starring D’Angelo Russell

New Era Cap Premieres “The Path to the Cap”

Starring NBA Superstar D’Angelo Russell

A film celebrating the New Era Cap NBA Authentics: Draft Series Collection

June 19, 2018, Buffalo, New York – On the week of the NBA Draft, New Era Cap Co. presents “The Path to the Cap”: a never-before-seen exploration of NBA superstar and 2015 NBA Draft second overall pick D’Angelo Russell’s journey from neighborhood baller to NBA professional athlete. Produced by the international sports and lifestyle brand, the film celebrates the moment Russell donned his new team’s hat – a symbol of success after a young lifetimes’ worth of perseverance and hard work. This year, 60 potential stars will make that same leap, and each draftee will mark their moment in a cap from New Era’s NBA Authentics: Draft Series Collection.

Many will watch as the athletes put on their hats, but few know what the true path to the cap entails – which is why New Era Cap Co. travels back to Russell’s roots in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky tracing his NBA success story to its origin point. Candid interviews with his parents and two brothers give a behind-the-scenes look at what drove Russell, including a previously unseen sibling rivalry that spawned his competitive spirit.

“The feeling of getting drafted and putting on that team hat was something I dreamed about forever. I worked my entire life to put on that cap,” said Russell. “It is an incredible honor to have worked alongside New Era to tell the story of how I got to that moment, and I’m excited for every player in this year’s draft class to realize that same dream.”

“The Path to the Cap” celebrates New Era’s ongoing partnership with the league around the NBA Draft. In 2018, the brand introduces new editions of the emblematic lids; in addition to individual team logos and colorways, each hat in the collection features a series of unique design elements, featuring custom patches and pins that pay homage to the local city neighborhoods that host the NBA’s 30 teams.

“The NBA Authentics: Draft Series collection is New Era Cap’s most exciting NBA collection to date,” said Mark Maidment, Senior Vice President, Brand at New Era Cap. “We wanted to create visual representations of the excitement these young men will feel for their new homes and fan families. The cap marks the end of their first path and the beginning of the next: the opportunity to represent each of these cities come opening night.”

The film can be seen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16Jr2hCjysQ&feature=youtu.be

ABOUT NEW ERA CAP:
New Era Cap Co. Inc. is an international lifestyle brand with an authentic sports heritage that dates back over 90 years. Best known for being the official on-field cap for Major League Baseball and the National Football League, New Era Cap is the brand of choice not only for its headwear collection, but also for its accessories and apparel lines for men, women and youth. The brand is worn as a symbol of self-expression by athletes, artists and some of the most interesting people around the globe. New Era Cap encourages people to truly express their personal style and individuality through its products. The Company is headquartered in Buffalo, NY and operates facilities in Canada, Europe, Brazil, Japan, and Hong Kong. For more information, visit www.neweracap.com.

Sky Katz

Sky Katz is an American actress, composer, and rapper known for her role as Tess on Disney Channel’s Raven’s Home. She was once an America’s Got Talent contestant during season 11 (2006), where she stunned the audience with her impressive rapping skills and freestyle, performing her singles “Fresh” and “Haters.”

Sky has been influenced by many rappers from different generations and styles. She is the youngest member in her family of four children. When she is not acting or recording in the studio, she loves playing basketball and spending quality time with her friends and family.

Sky Katz, 360 MAGAZINE

Sky Katz, 360 MAGAZINE

Outfit- Adidas
Handbag- BP
Shoes- Melissa

Sky Katz, 360 MAGAZINE

Dress- Wayf
Jacket- Missguided
Sunnies- BP
Shoes- H&M

Sky Katz, 360 MAGAZINE

Jacket- Odaingerous
Skirt- Zara
Shoes- Converse
Photo: Owen Duckett
Style: Jamison × Jonta Haris
Mua: Reginald Raphael
Hair: Jarad Reed
Pub: 360 Magazine
Editor: Vaughn Lowery
Story: Atrin Yazdani-Biuki

FIRST U.S. CHAMPION STORE × LA

CHAMPION® ATHLETICWEAR OPENS FIRST U.S. RETAIL STORE IN LOS ANGELES

The Iconic Brand Blends the Heart of a Champion and City Culture with New Retail Venture in California

Champion Athleticwear, makers of authentic athletic apparel since 1919, is bringing the brand to life in a unique and genuine way with its first U.S. store opening in Los Angeles, California, at 123 South La Brea Avenue.

Opening its first American specialty retail location in one of the city’s top shopping destinations, Champion selected Los Angeles’ flourishing La Brea District to plant its retail flag in an area comprised of dozens of trendsetting stores and brands. The first 500 customers to shop at the grand opening on Saturday, April 7 will receive a limited edition canvas tote bag with exclusive art designed by Stella Blu, a local artist.

“The global sphere of influence in Los Angeles with regard to fashion, art, sports and entertainment culture make it the perfect place for Champion to bring its iconic heritage and product stories to life,” said Susan Hennike, President Champion Athleticwear. “In today’s retail landscape, it’s vital to create a direct connection with our consumers. The need to provide a seamless customer experience across all channels makes this exactly the right time and place for Champion to launch this exciting retail concept in the United States.”

The Champion store will feature onsite customization, allowing shoppers to design one-of-a-kind Champion garments made on-demand and tailored to their specific preferences. Additionally, there will be a number of specialized product assortments only available in the Los Angeles store and frequent product drops will take place from the company’s global lines. Regional collections inspired by the Southern California area in which the store resides will also be available and will include exclusive styles, colors and partnerships with local influencers.

“The store will showcase not only our iconic pieces, such as Reverse Weave®, but also our heritage and key moments in time, further illustrating our brand’s unique identity,” said David Robertson, Director Champion Brand Marketing. “We truly believe in our mantra that ‘it takes a little more to make a Champion’ and we’ve transformed this concept into a reality with this store.”

With the launch of the first U.S. store, Champion has developed a retail concept that is true to the brand, the consumer and the local community to tell one holistic story. The store’s design is inspired by Champion’s incredible sportswear heritage but interpreted in a modern way, mirroring how the brand continuously reinvents its classic and iconic products.

Through imagery, product displays and merchandising, Champion is able to bring its key icons like Reverse Weave to life in a new way. Key materials used throughout the store give a nod to the brand’s authentic American athleticwear positioning, which includes reclaimed basketball court hardwoods, gym lockers and metal mesh (like the mesh fabric Champion pioneered).

Situated in the heart of La Brea, the store creates a space for shoppers to visit when looking for iconic styles, simple classics or bold designs, all curated and merchandised by Champion for a one of a kind experience.

To learn more, visit Champion.com and follow the brand on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well as the Champion Los Angeles Store on Instagram @champion_losangeles.

Circle V Ranch Camp

David Fields, Executive Director of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Los Angeles, operators of the Circle V Ranch Camp announced, “We are continuing to rebuild after the Whittier wildfire that burned through our camp and surrounding areas on July 8, 2017. We regret that we will not be offering 2018 summer camp sessions for more than 1.000 children from throughout Southern California. Our strong goal is to reopen in 2019.”

Circle V Ranch Camp Director Ray Lopez shared, “Our staff and volunteers are sad that Circle V is not quite ready yet to welcome back campers for our summer 2018 sessions. We are continuing to work with our rebuilding crews and look forward to opening as soon as we can in 2019. We thank everyone for their continued patience and support!”

The Whittier wildfire began on July 8, 2017, burning throughout Circle V Ranch Camp and surrounding areas. All 88 campers and 36 staff members in residence at the time were safely evacuated by heroic first responders, staff and volunteers. Circle V’s Craft Lodge and Health Lodge cabins burned to the ground, and the water treatment facility and pipes were seriously damaged. With no water, all remaining 2017 summer camp sessions were cancelled for 1,000 campers ages 7-17; and group retreat rentals were canceled until further notice. Circle V is in the process of rebuilding with a goal of reopening in 2019; donations are needed and welcomed at https://svdpla.org/donate/rebuild-camp/

More About St. Vincent de Paul Circle V Ranch Camp

Circle V Ranch Camp & Retreat Center was founded in 1945 by St. Vincent de Paul Los Angeles and has been located on its current site on 30 acres in the Los Padres National Forest in Santa Barbara County across from Cachuma Lake since 1990. Each Circle V Ranch Camp summer session offers six days and five nights of traditional supervised fun for boys and girls ages 7 to 13 and campers in leadership training from ages 14-17. Campers enjoy activities including archery, arts & crafts, hiking, swimming in the pool, learning about nature, reading skills, painting, photography, playing baseball, basketball, ping pong, foosball, soccer, miniature golf and of course, campfires, skits and singing. There is no TV, radio or internet access to affect the experience. Campers stay in wood cabins or traditional canvas tents. Three nutritious daily meals served family-style in the Dining Lodge are not only for food but also for camaraderie and fellowship. In summer 2016, the camp hosted more than 1,000 children for this time-honored experience. During autumn, winter and spring, Circle V is available for rental to other non-profit groups and organizations. Closed since July 8, 2017, due to damage sustained during the Whittier wildfire, Circle V is in the process of rebuilding with a goal of reopening in 2019; donations are needed and welcomed at https://svdpla.org/donate/rebuild-camp/