Ronnie Fieg and adidas have joined forces to create a special edition of the “Ultra Boost.” The sneakers feature a metallic silver heel and “RJ” on the tongue. No release date has been given as of yet.
Kevin Durant shocked the NBA when he made the decision to leave the Thunder and join the Warriors. This is after his team almost eliminated them last year in the playoffs, being up 3-1 in the Western Conference Finals. Durant spoke with RollingStone on how he eventually decided to make the move and what he expects in the future.
That Sunday, after everyone had had their say, including reps from the Thunder, whom he saw twice, he brooded alone in a hot tub for two hours, agonizing over the choice. Finally, he went to bed, unsure what to do. When he woke, at 5 a.m., he heard one word in his head: Warriors. He went and rousted Kleiman, then prepared himself to make the hardest phone call of his life. “It was rough, talking to [Thunder GM] Sam Presti and [owner] Clay Bennett. I cried and got emotional, I’ll put it like that.” He texted Westbrook the news, but didn’t call him – they hadn’t really talked through the process. Asked why, Durant gives a shrug. They’d had those years together, fought as hard as two men can when they’re outnumbered. Sometimes, when it ends, you let the silence speak; words just don’t seem adequate, for better or worse.
Full Interview: RollingStone
The Jordan Brand has just dropped the Jordan XII in a grey wool colorway, now they will be dropping in Blue Suede in November. Are these kicks you would add to your collection?
Knicks star, Carmelo Anthony, is on the cover of ESPN’s “NBA Preview” issue for 2016. In his interview he spoke on police brutality, the lack of resources in the black community and athletes speaking issues facing America.
HB: What you’re touching on is the one part of this that’s been really difficult for me and people wanting to talk about Colin Kaepernick. They’re not focusing on why he’s doing what he’s doing. They look at Baltimore and they’re not looking at the fabric of Baltimore. You have no parks. You’ve got no infrastructure. What do you expect that to look like if you’re taking all the resources out of the community?
Carmelo: When you don’t have resources, it becomes hopeless. There’s nothing to look forward to. I know when I was coming up, it was after-school. We had rec centers to go to in our neighborhoods. We had parks to go play in. We had football fields to go to. You had different things that you could go do. I always find it fascinating when I go back to my community and kids that I have known, or their parents, just hearing them talk. The one thing I get out of it is they just want a voice. They just want to be heard. It’s like, “We want everybody to hear us.”
DJ Esco recruits, Future and Fabolous for “Check On Me.”
Fabolous and Lil Uzi Vert performed “Goyard Bag” off of “Summertime Shootout 2” while at Lincoln University. Expect a video for the track to be released soon.
Moments capture by Gerard Victor (@justgerard)
Fabolous and “The Family” were in prospect park this past Sunday to take part in the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk. Every year the American Cancer Society has a walk to raise money for cancer research. The donations enable investment in groundbreaking breast cancer research as well as provide free information and services for those diagnosed with the disease. You can donate money to fight Cancer HERE.
During the 2016 Revolt Music Conference Diddy awarded Nas with the “Jimmy Iovine Icon Award.” The award is for an industry leader who has had a lasting impact and unique influence on music. During his acceptance speech Nas stated, “It’s only befitting I receive a ‘REVOLT’ award.” In attendance were, DMX, Busta Ryhmes, Andre Harrell, Nas’s daughter and more.
We've all been thru serious trying times. So to see these men standing strong for so many years and getting stronger by the day…its inspiration. It's encouragement. And empowering. @andreharell u started all this. Legitimate street corner executive waves, this is what u started. Salute to you King. We continue to lift each other up. Thank you @stevestoute for saving my life! For finding me and helping me find myself. Your words last night was Crazy! #iconaward #revolt #jimmyiovineiconaward #RMC2016