Posts Tagged ‘Nike’

Here’s The Epic LeBron James Nike Commercial We’ve All Been Waiting For

We knew it was coming. First, it was the Beats By Dre commercial. Then it was the McDonald’s commercial. There was the Sprite commercial too. The returning of LeBron James’ talents to the Cleveland Cavaliers meant more than just putting on the wine and gold from four-plus years ago; it meant...
October 30th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Hexagons And Hairlines: 5 Thoughts On The Nike LeBron 12 Unveiling

On Tuesday, Nike Basketball did its usual song and dance as it unveiled the 12th iteration of LeBron James’ signature basketball shoe in front of a selected group of media influencers. By usual song and dance, I mean that Nike rolled out its red carpet and went out of its way to show the world...
September 17th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

VIDEO: Ethan Strauss And Eddie Maisonet Talk Sneakers And NBA Superstars On ESPN’s Truehoop TV

Ethan called me a “sneaker expert.” That alone, is enough of a reason for anyone to watch this Truehoop TV video of yours truly and ESPN NBA columnist Ethan Strauss talking about superstars and the choices they make with sneaker brands. We here at TSFJ have covered the Kevin Durant saga...
September 13th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Spatted Up: Here’s The 5 Freshest Football Uniform Looks Of The Weekend

By Richard Boadu / @6magazine If you’re 25 and up, you’ve heard the old football coach rhetoric, “Play for the team, not for yourselves.” If a player is wearing anything “flashy” like an armband, spatted cleats, etc., he’s selfish, a showoff, not about the team. Fashion sense is fleeting...
September 10th, 2014 | Football, Kicks & Gear, The Fam | Read More

Kevin Durant Chose Nike Over Under Armour, But Why Do We Care So Much?

This is a story I’m sure many of you can and will relate to. My mother was not about that paying $100 for a pair of sneakers life. In fact, I believe her words, verbatim, were, “I”m not gonna pay $100 of my hard-earned money so you can get some shoes dirty in a month.” As a wayward...
September 3rd, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Under Armour Vs. Nike: 11 Of Your Favorite Writers Weigh In On Kevin Durant’s Decision

$265 million. $285 million. Two dollar amounts that represent the range that Under Armour is willing to pay as it tries to acquire the 2014 NBA MVP  in Kevin Durant as its pitchman. This sponsorship deal could prove to be one of the largest ever signed, and it would give the Maryland-based company...
August 27th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Nike World Basketball Festival: Because Basketball Needs Chicago

It seems that every week the national media is airing stories about the violence taking place in Chicago. To those who aren’t residents of the Windy City, this is a place to be avoided like West Africa. When my 15-year-old son came up to visit from Washington, D.C. this summer, he said all of his...
August 20th, 2014 | Basketball, From The Go | Read More

The TSFJ Run Challenge Is Here

Picture courtesy of Zack Sylvan. Sometime in May, Crazy Joe Simmons and I were talking about different types of workouts when he told me about a running group he was in with some people all across the country. It was made possible by the Nike+ Running App they all had on various electronic devices they...
June 30th, 2014 | Et cetera, Soul On Ice | 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

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

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

Nike Unwraps Their Christmas Kicks With Gifts For Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant And LeBron James

By Esau Howard / @easystylez It’s the most wonderful time of the year, especially for sneaker heads. The Christmas season usually means new releases for an abundance of sneakers, and specialized editions for established favorites. As always Nike takes the lead on this approach, by unveiling the 2013...
December 11th, 2013 | Basketball, Kicks & Gear, The Fam | Read More

Inside The Nike Kobe 9 Elite: Embracing The Flyknit And Touching Nerves With Kobe Bryant

By Esau Howard / @easystylez Despite recovering from an injury that has delayed the start of his season, the latest edition of Kobe Bryant’s signature shoes has finally been unveiled. The good folks at Nike premiered the Kobe 9 Elite at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles yesterday...
December 5th, 2013 | Kicks & Gear, The Fam | Read More

Starting Lineups: Nike Unveils Their NikeID Player Edition Program

I had a debate with one of my friends who is a bonafide sneakerhead a few weeks ago. I debated that Ray Allen had arguably the best shoe deal of all-time outside of anyone named Jordan, LeBron, Iverson or Kobe. He stammered for a minute, he began to retort then stopped, then finally he just shook his...
December 4th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Megatron Rises: Calvin Johnson Now Has His Own Nike Trainer AND Transformers Action Figure

There was a time back in the day where the mere thought of getting your own signature shoe was a sign that you had officially made it as a professional athlete. Contracts will will get bigger, Twitter followers will increase and the opportunity to get your blood spun in Germany will always be there,...
November 19th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

American Dad: LeBron James

By Charles C. Davis, Jr. / @ccdavisjr As has been previously stated on this blog, I am not a basketball fanatic. I enjoy basketball, love Inside the NBA and actually believe that the NBA Playoffs provide the most fulfilling postseason experience of any of the four major professional sports. But I’m...
October 30th, 2013 | Basketball, Et cetera, The Fam | Read More

Here Are The 5 New Colorways And Launch Dates For The Nike KD VI

As the sunny days get a little shorter and the temperature gets a little cooler, we are accustomed to knowing that the transition from summer to fall is officially upon us. For the fellas I hoop with here in the Bay Area, those few times we were courageous enough to hoop outside will have no choice...
September 18th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

NikeID Allows You To Go Into Chameleon Mode With The Nike KD VI Chroma iD

Confession time. I haven’t bought a pair of Nike KD’s since the KD III. That’s right, I’m a terrible human being. I tried to buy the Nike KD IV Galaxy’s when they were available for online purchase at midnight, only to to strikeout with finding a size 13 at 12:04am. Bummers....
August 7th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Underneath The Moon And The Stars: Introducing The Nike KD VI Meteorology

I always wanted to be a weatherman growing up. I like natural disasters so I’ve made a really nice shoe that reflects that.”  — Kevin Durant There’s something mildly insane about hearing a “historically great wing player” (those words belong to Grantland’s Zach...
July 30th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Introducing Calvin Johnson’s New Signature Shoe, The Nike CJ81 Trainer Max

“Nike designers approached my CJ81 Trainer in the same way they approached my cleat, taking insights directly from the way I train,” said Johnson. “I told them my cleat should be built like a sports car for game day – low and lean with a tight suspension so I can feel the ground. But my trainers...
June 28th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football, Kicks & Gear | Read More