We can still remember the classic SI cover with Ewing, Jordan, Barkley, Malone, and Magic on the cover, kick starting the best basektball team in history and the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. The Dream Team is the ultimate height (in our opinion) of basketball popularity and personality, with Bird, Pippen, Robinson, Mullin, Stockton, Drexler, and Laettner (even though he is from Duke, he fits just because of Coach K). We will most definitely be watching this documentary.
This car sold for $4.62 million dollars at a Gooding & Company auction recently. In terms of cars, it is what we call perfection and idealism. There were only 29 made… making it a little more desired than that Air Jordan riot shoe from a few months back. (via)
We were looking around the old Internet today, and saw this image of the never-to-be-topped Nike Air Jordan IV. These were the first pair of Jordans we ever owned, being all of 8-years old in 1989. Our feet couldn’t handle anything before. Brilliant shoe, beautiful photo.
Jaybo in Berlin, going Jordan, going upside down… for some reason, we really like this. He says about his piece:
” the jordan
in the terminate thing. crashing , wings trashing.
flesh ripping, squashing , pigeon gasping
feeling trapped in. Laughing! still eyes flashing
Heroes dead collapsing,
is consume a religion , you asking
thoughts from my piegeonhole.”.. Jaybo
… that he paid us not to post it. But we did anyway. And what is with that little Hitler-esque mustache he rocks in that Hanes commercial? Whose idea is that? And those Hanes lay-flat collars? Those are crappy.
This looks like is a really awesome show at Subliminal Projects in LA. Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Die is a group show curated by Katherine B. Cone and Jon Cournoyer that spotlights some important photos and art from the early California punk and hardcore scenes. The list of artist include Raymond Pettibon, Shepard Fairey, Glen E. Friedman, Jenny Lens, Dave Markey, Jordan Schwartz and Winston Smith. Shepard has a couple collaborations with Richard Pettibon that look really good. The show closes this week so if you’re in LA go check it before it comes down.
When GQ ranked the Top 25 Coolest Athletes of all-time, so were a bit confused that Tim Lincecum, the 2x Cy Young winner and World Series winner was a bit young to be on the list. But really, there hasn’t been an interesting, cool baseball player with his own personal off-the-cuff style that is also an ambassador in the baseball tradition like Tim L.
Others on the list that are really cool? Ali, George Best, Bob Gibson, Walt Frazier, Jordan, and a personal, East Bay favorite, Ken Stabler.
These are kind of cool. Colleen Jordan has created the Wearable Planter necklace, for people who want oxygen being made for them right under their nose all day long. Here is what Jordan says “Why should your plants stay at home? They help clean the air you breathe, are beautiful, and create a wonderful conversation starter. Carry a sprout, a succulent, or a flower you found on your morning walk.”
Because Lebron James read a pamphlet at some point about how to be the most narcissistic athlete ever, written originally by Lance Armstrong, we now get the animated series, titled “The Lebrons.” Seriously, Lebron is one of the most boring famous people in the world, outside of Tiger Woods. What does he do that is interesting? Michael Jordan at least had books written about him about how he was a prick, a gambler, and he won titles and retired to play Double AA baseball. That is interesting.
Lebron and his dummy crew created a moment that has gone down as the ugliest moment in modern promotion. They couldn’t even use Facebook correctly to get the message out. Now we get an animated series? What is interesting about Lebron? That he has never heard the word no in his life? That he basically has had white guys hob his knob since he was 13 to sign them to be his agent?
We used to love Lebron, but it became quite clear that there was nothing there but hot air and good regular season stats. Maybe he will prove us wrong, but he is no Magic or Michael.