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Nike Air Flight Lite x Gerald Wilkins x Marty Funkhouser

The last time I was a New York Knicks fans, Gerald Wilkins was their starting shooting guard. That said, #21 repped Nike’s “Flight” line of basketball kicks and his commercials usually displayed the fact that like his brother Dominique, Gerald had serious hops. The above commercial for the Air Flight Lite, at the time (1991) the “lightest Nike basketball shoe on earth.” The point of this background is to now point out that dude that takes a serious L in the aformentioned commercial is none other than Bob Einstein aka Super Dave Osborne aka Marty Funkhouser from Curb Your Enthusiasm. How great is that?

via Vintage Heat

February 1, 2011 Posted by | Basketball, Freshness, Kicks, News | , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Vintage Nike Sneaker Ads

Classic Kicks just posted some vintage Nike ads that will surely have long time sneaker connoisseurs feeling nostalgic. Also makes a good point about how all current marketing bells and whistles (celeb endorsements, limited edition releases, etc.) tend to overshadow the performance aspect of the shoes. It used to be that style always followed function, which isn’t the case nowadays.

Dope ads for coveted kicks like the Air Max 90, Air Tech Challenge and Air Trainer SC and many more (exactly why plenty have been reissued in recent years) are included. Now Nike needs to stop playing and deliver those Air Jordan IIIs back to stores as promised.



August 25, 2010 Posted by | Basketball, Fresh Dipped, Freshness, Hip-Hop, Kicks, News | , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

LeBron James X More Than A Game

Cleveland lands the Big Jabbawockee. ‘Sheed is about to make it a Big 4. Queensbridge’s Artest is a Laker. I’ma just have to give in and  get that NBA League Pass subscription.

Oh yeah, the vid above is a trailer for that long in the works documentary about King James’ halcyon days playing b-ball in Akron. Looks like a winner. [via Nike Basketball Blog]

July 6, 2009 Posted by | Basketball, Freshness, Hip-Hop, News, T.V. | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment