Archive for the ‘Kicks & Gear’ Category

Jordan Brand Officially Unveils The Air Jordan XX9

Life must be great for Russell Westbrook and Blake Griffin these days. Their teams are considered title contenders for the 2013-14 NBA championship, both can jump higher and dunk harder than anyone on the face of the earth not named LeBron James and both have the ability to have an unlimited assortment...
April 17th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Miami And Florida State Got New Nike Football Uniforms, They’re Pretty Cool

I don’t care who you are, how old are you and what sport it is, there’s nothing like getting new uniforms. Hell, I just finished playing in a 3-on-3 tournament a few weeks ago, and I just KNEW we were going to win after TSFJ’s own @FightLikeSugar hooked us up with some shirts to play...
April 14th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Starting Lineups: Nike Soccer Unveils A Very European-Looking 2014 U.S. National Team Away Kit

Excuse me for a moment, I was just appreciating the greatness that is Sydney Leroux. As I’ve come to mature into a well-rounded sports fan at the age of 30, my list of must-see events has definitely changed. While there was a time where I couldn’t miss an Atlanta Braves baseball game ever...
April 2nd, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear, Soccer | Read More

Coming Soon: The Legend of Swee’ Pea Daniels, The Documentary

If there is anything as captivating as the game of basketball, it’s definitely the sense of nostalgia that comes from its history. The story of the game is unique in that the history of it extends far beyond just the hardwood courts and NBA legends that we have all come to know. Still there are...
March 26th, 2014 | Basketball, Films and Docs, Furious Stylez | Read More

Above The Rim Turns 20 Years Old Today

In life, we have things that are near and dear to our heart. It can be a favorite song, shoe and, in this case, a movie. There are a lot of movies I love, but there is only one that is my undisputed favorite movie of all-time, in any genre. That movie is none other than Above the Rim. Some people will...
March 23rd, 2014 | Basketball, Films and Docs, Soul On Ice | Read More

Books And Brews: The Rivalry Heard ‘Round The World – The Dodgers-Giants Feud from Coast to Coast

Author: Joe Konte Book: The Rivalry Heard ‘Round The World What it’s about: Hatred and baseball. In that order. Brew of the week: Maredsous 6 Where it’s from: Belgium I love hating the Dodgers slightly less than I love my girlfriend, which I guess I’m obligated to say considering...
March 18th, 2014 | Baseball, I'm So Hideous, The Book Club | Read More

What Are Your Thoughts On The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ New Nike Uniforms?

I remember when the Denver Broncos converted over to the new Nike uniforms back in 1998, as they progressed from those all-orange tops into a blended blue/orange uniform combination. I liked them. They were sleek, had that Nike swoosh on the pants and I could comfortably feel like I looked good walking...
March 3rd, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football, Kicks & Gear | Read More

adidas Unveils Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s ‘The Blueprint’ Crazy 8 For The People

On October 27th, 1969, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar made his 4th of 22 total appearances on the cover of Sports Illustrated. The topic of the feature article was focused on Kareem’s transition from being arguably the greatest college basketball player of all time to stepping into the pro game. Per Arash...
February 13th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Starting Lineups: Watch ‘The Crash Reel’ As A Winter Olympics Primer

This week, snowboarding has been a major topic of conversation surrounding the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Unfortunately, it’s been for the wrong reasons. That’s because two Olympic snowboarders have already been injured practicing on the Sochi slopestyle course, as Finland’s Marika...
February 7th, 2014 | Films and Docs, Oympics, The Rev | Read More

10 Clothing Items Women Steal From Men

Having a significant other is pretty dope. Besides always having someone to make a meal, talk to, share your joys and pains with, having a woman who holds it down 100% is the way God intended for man to live on this Earth. Unfortunately, men occasionally have to pay the toll for that kind of loyalty....
January 29th, 2014 | Kicks & Gear, Lists, Real Goes Right | Read More

Q&A With Alex Wong On His Debut Book, ‘Steven Lebron, Volume 1′

Regular readers of The Sports Fan Journal surely know our very own Alex Wong by now, aka Steven Lebron. What you may not know is that Alex, a Canadian who is currently in the midst of moving from Toronto to New York City, has been working on a book for a while now. But you should. Why? Because “Steven...
January 13th, 2014 | Basketball, Steven LeBron, The Book Club, The Rev | Read More

The 10 Mitchell & Ness Items We All Need In Our Lives

Sports and style are synonymous to one another. The image of the team is what bands, bonds and extends the team to the fans, and it crosses over from generation to generation. The good folks at Mitchell & Ness having been making sure that the timeless crossover of the greats of the past are represented...
January 7th, 2014 | Kicks & Gear, Lists, The Fam | Read More

Starting Lineups: Go Support The Backpack Baller – Kevin Durant’s First 25 Years In 250 Pages

You know you’ve done something with your life when you’re playing basketball in Madison Square Garden on Christmas Day, and you’re the marquee attraction for all to come and see. This was the life of Kevin Durant yesterday, a man who led his comrades into battle with the fledgling New...
December 26th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, The Book Club | Read More

Starting Lineups: Are Gamers Athletes?

Years ago, my best friend and New York Amsterdam News reporter Stephon Johnson and I had a debate on what’s really a sport and what isn’t one. This was about a decade ago when ESPN began showing the World Series of Poker during prime time hours while the NHL’s coverage was (coincidentally) declining....
December 24th, 2013 | A Sports Scribe, Video Games | Read More

Apollo Creed Had The Best Entrance Ever: James Brown’s ‘Living In America’ In Rocky IV

I don’t know who the cable programmers are, but they definitely know what they’re doing. Here I am, trying to get some work done on a typical Tuesday night, and as I’m going through some paperwork and scanning channels on my television, what movie comes across my eyes? Rocky III. All...
December 20th, 2013 | Boxing, Ed The Sports Fan, Films and Docs | Read More

Starting Lineups: Maurice Clarett Is Not Who You Thought He Was

Following the crowning of Florida State freshman quarterback Jameis Winston as the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner, ESPN ran another brilliant film in its “30 for 30″ series, “Youngstown Boys,” describing the rise and fall of both Maurice Clarett and Jim Tressel. As always is the...
December 20th, 2013 | Films and Docs, Football, The Rev | Read More

Kyrie Irving’s New Nike Signature Shoe: The Nike Zoom HyperRev

By KJ Kearney / @h1gher First words that came to mind when I saw the side profile: MOON BOOTS. Second thought was “these look like they’d be comfortable as hell to hoop in” and I guess that was the point. The seamless upper paired with a flexible foam lining is what brought those...
December 17th, 2013 | Basketball, Kicks & Gear, The Fam | Read More

Jordan Brand And Carmelo Anthony Celebrate 10 Years Of Releases With The Jordan Melo M10

By Esau Howard / @easystylez Despite the struggles that Carmelo Anthony has been going through all season with the New York Knicks, his relationship with Jordan Brand is well intact. With the release of his 10th shoe with the sneaker franchise nearly upon us, Jordan Brand is pulling out the stops to...
December 16th, 2013 | Basketball, Kicks & Gear, The Fam | Read More

Because You Need This Mitchell & Ness Chicago Bulls ‘Champions’ Collection In Your Life

I am not a Chicago Bulls fan. I feel like I should get that out the way first. Not because it really matters, but when you tell people that you didn’t like the Chicago Bulls or that your favorite player wasn’t Michael Jordan growing up (Seattle Supersonics and Reggie Miller, respectively)...
December 13th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Book Reviews: ‘Undisputed Truth’ — Mike Tyson’s Autobiography

No athlete has been more dominant in his sport while at the same time being so self-destructive and contradictory to the ethos of that sport than Iron Mike Tyson. His storied career is inexorably intertwined with his bad-boy image and, now, his road to recovery and redemption. From the moment Mike Tyson...
December 13th, 2013 | Boxing, Columns, Fight Like Sugar, Sports, The Book Club | Read More