It used to be so simple here in The Bay, but the times have changed. People moved, stadiums moved, bad teams got good, and great teams got horrible. As a result we have seen the emergence of the hybrid fan, straddling what were once firm lines drawn with the simplicity of an area code. Available in snapback and fitted, these two latest releases are part of our ever growing Cross Pollination Collection. Available at both of our Bay Area locations, as well as online at upperplayground.com
With our home team in the NBA Finals, we pick out some of our favorite gear to support the Golden State Warriors. With just 4 games to win, we’ve got the Bay Area covered with T-Shirts, Hoodies, Watches and Hats. Be on the lookout for a special celebration sale at upperplayground.com….
With the beloved Oklahoma City Thunder sweeping the 2011 NBA champs, the Dallas Mavericks, we can now wait on the Nuggets and Lakers and think about the evolution of James Harden’s facial hair. With the beard and mohawk being the best look in the NBA all year, Harden dropped 29 in the clinching first round game. We are fans.
The Bleacher Report just compiled a list of the best NBA nicknames of all-time, and even though there were Spuds, Thunder Dans, a Magic, and The Iceman, there is always just Air. And when you are the best of all-time, the greatest as they say, then you get one word gems.
We have been following this Tumblr for quite some time now… http://fuckyeahairjordan.tumblr.com. We guarantee you that you will have some memories upon following it. With the NBA perhaps back, nice to get back in the MJ/classic basketball mode.
… Is a cat in an ode to a legendary and peripheral part of basketball’s legacy. As the NBA strike seems to be putting the hardwood floors back in storage, we suggest you show more support for Dustin Canalin’s “Cat From Mars” tee.
And something tells us he will sell more paintings than the Knicks will sell tickets in the coming months. Hey-o! Josh Keyes has painted a 10-foot long piece, Stampede, as the centerpiece for his new solo show, Migration at Jonathan LeVine Gallery that opens up next week. Here is a little press release on the show:
On the subject of his show title, in the artist’s words, “Migration and displacement were ideas that continued to surface in my mind while I was painting these images. I was thinking about the effects of climate change and the way some ecosystems that thrive in a specific range of temperatures—like polar or tropical climates—are experiencing a shrinking of their boundaries. Ecosystems that were separate are now slowly merging and overlapping one another, causing disruptions in the food web and increased competition for food and space among species. Some become displaced and are forced to migrate, in order to survive.”
Brian Cardinal, all about the hash tag. If this doesn’t sum up the absurdity of the NBA lockout and all the Twitter crap that NBA players spout out on a regular basis as they sit at home bored as shit…