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Flo Rida feat. Sage The Gemini – “Game Time” [New Music]

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Flo Rida taps into the sports arena once again debuting yet another mainstream anthem! The new song “Game Time” will be used by the NBA as part of their initiative to drive viewers to watch the NBA All Star Game February 19 in New Orleans.

Also, you can catch Flo Rida performing on LIVE! With Kelly’s After Oscar Special on February 27th on ABC!

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Denim Brand Fourth of November Celebrates New York Knicks 70th Anniversary with a Limited Collaboration

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Led by visionary Kareem “Biggs” Burke, Brooklyn-based denim brand Fourth of November and the New York Knicks have teamed up to design a 70th Anniversary commemorative varsity jacket and snapback cap. The limited edition collection will launch Monday, January 16 with only 70 pieces and will be sold exclusively at the Madison Square Garden Team Store.

The classic varsity jacket and snapback have undergone a stylish transformation evoking a sense of immense nostalgia. Drawing inspiration from this historic basketball team, the collaboration pays homage with an evocative mix of the team colors: blue, white, and orange. The varsity jacket and snapback are adorned with the Knicks 70th year anniversary and Fourth of November logos. Combining well-crafted textures and fabrics, the jacket features a Melton wool body, 3 x 1 yarn dyed stripe rib, and lamb skin leather sleeves. Incorporating elements from both brands, the sleeves are embroidered with chenille patches representing Fourth of November and the Knicks 1970 and 1973 NBA Championship wins.

Kareem, founder of the brand says:

“As a real New Yorker it’s an absolute honor to collaborate with Knicks. I love this city and everything it stands for. The importance of being authentic and credible at a cultural level is the reason why I started Fourth of November, a brand that combines lifestyle and heritage.”

This timeless jacket and snapback are not only quintessential for New York Knicks fans, but will captivate New Yorkers and fashion enthusiasts alike. These covetable pieces will retail for $350.00 and $46.00 respectively.

Fourth of November

Fourth of November, established in Brooklyn, NY, is best known for its handspun denim pieces.

The marriage of art, love and design, the brand strives to produce garments that embody the love for jean-making as well as traditional American fashion. With each and every Fourth of November denim jean it is first hand washed then sent for duplication. Fourth of November derived from the concept of using original Italian indigo dyed yarns to create cloth, Japanese hand washes, and American workman’s heritage.  By combining it all together it produces one blue jean with the synergy of all the original cultures.

For more information, please visit www.fourthofnovember.com

 

The Madison Square Garden Company

The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment that presents or hosts a broad array of world-class events – including concerts, sporting events, family shows and special events – in an unparalleled mix of celebrated venues that span four of the nation’s largest entertainment markets. Those venues are: New York’s Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston.  In addition, MSG has a diverse collection of properties that includes some of the most widely-recognized sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL) and the New York Liberty (WNBA), along with two development league teams — the Westchester Knicks (NBADL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL).  The Company also features popular original entertainment productions — the Christmas Spectacular and New York Spectacular – both starring the Radio City Rockettes, and through Boston Calling Events, produces outdoor festivals, including New England’s premier Boston Calling Music Festival.   More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com

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BIG3 Press Conference: Ice Cube, Allen Iverson, Roger Mason Jr. and more

Producer, actor and music legend Ice Cube, along with entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz officially announced today the launch of the BIG3 (www.BIG3.com), a new, 3-on-3, half-court basketball league that will feature some of the best players to ever play the game. Former National Basketball Players Association Deputy Executive Director and NBA player Roger Mason, Jr. will serve as the league’s Commissioner and President.

“The BIG3 was created as the ultimate basketball fan experience,” said BIG3 founder Ice Cube.  “We’re bringing some of the baddest names to ever play the game, and giving them a platform to not only showcase their skills, but to entertain their fans in a high-energy, physical and competitive environment.  As a diehard basketball fan, I personally can’t wait to see my favorite players back in action.”

The BIG3 will begin in June 2017, and will unite basketball greats and their biggest fans with an entertaining 3-on-3 basketball league played in arenas across the country. The new league will bring fans legendary NBA superstars competing against one another, in never-before-seen matchups and team pairings. Former NBA players who have officially committed to participate include Allen Iverson, Chauncey Billups, Gary Payton, Kenyon Martin, Stephen Jackson, Jermaine O’Neal, Rashard Lewis, Jason Williams, Bonzi Wells, Mike Bibby and George “The Iceman” Gervin. Payton and Gervin will serve as coaches, with Iverson serving as a player/coach – the rest are confirmed to play.

The BIG3 will comprise eight teams of five players, one head coach, and one assistant coach. Regular season games will take place each Saturday from June 24 through August 12, with playoff games played on August 19 and 26. The BIG3 will take place each week in a different arena and city across the country, with all four games happening on the same day in the same venue, creating the excitement of a Final Four or All-Star Game atmosphere.

“The BIG3 puts a special emphasis on the players, and they are an integral part of its function,” said Mason, Jr. “From the coaching, to the team selection and the games themselves – the league is player powered.  We’re excited for the players to have such an active role in the BIG3 and look forward to a successful partnership.”

The BIG3’s weekly festivals will be among the most exciting sports atmospheres in the world by intertwining competitive games featuring basketball legends and superstar entertainment and halftime shows. Adding to the highly energetic games will be individualized music and introductions and fan interaction with players and exhibits before and after the games.

“Three-on-three basketball is the most played sport in the world.  It is a universally beloved form of basketball that truly highlights a player’s technical skill set,” said BIG3 founder Kwatinetz. “The BIG3 will bring our favorite basketball stars to one of the most popular forms of the sport. The league promises to deliver fun, exciting and fast-paced basketball played by some of the game’s most talented players.”

Games will be played up to 60 points, with the first team to reach the 60-point mark the winner. Halftime will take place when the first team reaches 30 points.

BIG3 will introduce into play a 4-point shot with three 4-point circles beyond the 3-point line. Players can shoot for four points by touching any part of the circle.

Designed as a player-centric league, BIG3 will feature 40 players, with the players earning a 52 percent revenue share. The revenue split will be determined by the final league standings, including postseason results in order to maximize competitiveness between the teams.

Players will operate their teams, with a Player Captain designated to make personnel decisions. All coaches will be former NBA players.

For more information and to sign up for news updates, visit www.BIG3.com.

Photo Credit: Getty Images for BIG3

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Reebok Re-Releases Iconic Question Mid OG

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The Year of the Question started with the Prototype, and as it nears the end, comes back with a classic.

For one of the final installments of the 20th anniversary of the Reebok Question Mid in 2017, Reebok is re-releasing the Question Mid OG Blue Toe, which Allen Iverson wore on the court regularly in his rookie year, and was the shoe he wore during his iconic “crossover” moment.

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The style of the shoe is emblematic of his game; the Hexalite midsole construction, bold shades, and ice sole complemented his game and team’s classic colors. The crisp white leather upper is the perfect canvas for vibrant red hits of the classic Vector branding on the tongue and side panels.

The Reebok Classic Question Mid OG Blue Toe is now available and is selling for $140 at Reebok.com and select retailers including Finish Line, Footaction and Champs Sports.

You can also go check out the full collection of 20 for 20 Year of the Question at www.reebok.com/2020.

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Allen Iverson’s Family Featured In Reebok Question Mid x Melody Ehsani Ad

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The Reebok Question Mid x Melody Ehsani is not just about Allen Iverson – it celebrates the strong women who have supported him throughout his career.

The most important women in Allen’s life – his daughters Tiaura, Messiah and Dream, and their mother Tawanna – were featured in an exclusive campaign to support the launch of this women’s version of the iconic Question Mid sneaker.  Creative directed by Melody herself and shot by Allen’s long time photographer Gary Land in Charlotte, NC, the campaign features an all over monotone aesthetic to go with the design of the shoe.

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“Aside from being one of the greatest players, Iverson to me more so was a cultural leader and game changer, so I made sure to embody some of those elements into the shoe,” says designer Melody Eshani.

The Reebok Question Mid x Melody Ehsani uses three different types of color-matched leather to make up the upper, quarter and heel in order to create dimension on the tonal design.  The tongue has a replica emboss of Allen’s “Hold My Own” tattoo.  On the back heel, there is a Velcro spot that allows you to switch out different leather patch designs of 3 of his other tattoos.  The interior lining features an image of Allen’s cornrows, and the sock liner is a paisley print representing his iconic bandana.  The upper has a black patent toe box, the sole remains ice blue as a nod to the original Question, and there are two lace options – one in tonal vegetable tan, and another in black and vegetable tan bungee inspired lace.

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The Reebok Question Mid x Melody Ehsani will go on sale on Friday, December 2nd for $160 at Melody Ehsani’s LA store at 424 1/2 N Fairfax Ave, at www.MelodyEhsani.com and www.Reebok.com.

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Hall of Fame x Reebok Question Mid launching Friday, November 11th

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Hall of Fame is the next brand to collaborate with Reebok to help celebrate the Year of the Question, with their very own 20th anniversary edition of the legendary Allen Iverson signature shoe. Like many of the other collaborators throughout the Question’s big year, the Los Angeles-based sportswear label looks to an important piece of Iverson’s history and style on and off the court for inspiration for their colorway. In this case, Hall of Fame highlights one of AI’s most iconic style statements: his cornrows.

The shoe is constructed in a premium black nubuck upper with woven paneling referencing his braids, all in a deconstructed design with the usual padding removed to create a sleeker, lifestyle-minded silhouette. Further refinements to the Question by Hall of Fame include leather utilized for the lace gillies, inner lining, and sockliner, along with embossed leather branding throughout. Every pair will also come with multiple lace options in Philly’s alternate uniform colors.

The Hall of Fame x Reebok Question Mid launches at Hall of Fame’s LA store and on HallofFameLTD.com this week, and on Reebok.com and select Reebok Classic retailers this Friday, November 11th.

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Russell Westbrook Covers GQ Magazine

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The Basketball Fashion Lord himself, Russell Westbrook takes his fashionable talents to the pages of the men’s bible for go-to looks, GQ Magazine.

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In the feature, Westbrook rocks gear from the likes of; Jacket $4,450 hoodie $695 t-shirt (at Barneys New York) $275 Balenciaga, Sunglasses by Ray-Ban, Longer necklace and thin cuff bracelet throughout David Yurman / Other necklace, his own large bracelet / Throughout Sidney Garber at Barneys New York, and Basketball by Sprayground.

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To add: T-shirt, $300, Balmain at Barneys New York / Track pants, $450, by Burberry Sneakers, $735, by Pierre Hardy / Navy bracelet throughout Del Toro.

Russell tells GQ:

“My friends and I started that motto early in high school,” Westbrook says. “That attitude, that mentality, from way back then: Want to go to Stanford? Why not? Want to play in the NBA? Why not? I was never the best player. Not ever in my life. Though even when I was younger, I felt that on any given day I could be. And that mentality’s what’s helped me get over the hump each and every day to where I was meant to go.”

Get more of Russell’s story HERE.

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Mitchell & Ness and Enterbay Celebrates Allen Iverson’s Hall Of Fame Induction

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Just in time for Allen Iverson‘s Hall of Fame induction tomorrowMitchell & Ness x Enterbay have created a special Collector’s Box honoring the 11-time NBA All-Star — celebrating his incredible career in basketball.

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Super limited, with only 100 units produced, the premium black box set includes the Mitchell & Ness Allen Iverson Sixer’s Jersey 2 and Enterbay’s museum-like sculpture representation of Allen with authentic likeness.

The Mitchell & Ness Jersey is identically to the actual jersey Allen worn in his prime and is an officially licensed product. The collector’s jersey is made from polyester mesh body and features an embroidered gold NBA logo on left shoulder.

Additionally, included in the collector’s box is Enterbay’s newly developed Allen Iverson body with 30 points of articulations, the height is according to Iverson’s actual height; 9 pieces of newly developed Allen Iverson signature interchangeable hands, Spalding basketball, Official Number 3 NBA Philadelphia 76ers, Team Home Jersey with shorts, THE ANSWER” Arm Band, Basketball Sleeves, Head Band with NBA Logo, NBA socks, Iverson player edition sneakers. Special developed figurines stand which can be easily twist and curl with base printed with Philadelphia 76ers logo.
Limited edition, only 100 units produced.

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MSRP: $550

The Mitchell & Ness x Enterbay Special Collector’s Box honoring the 11-time NBA All-Starwill be available on Mitchellandness.com and Enterbay.com beginning tomorrow, September 9th @ 8AM ET.

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Reebok and Jadakiss Launch Question-Mid “A5”

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Reebok, Allen Iverson and Jadakiss have had a long and colorful history together. In 2001, the three parties came together to shoot a game-changing commercial for Iverson’s Answer V sneaker launch. Shot entirely in black-and-white, Jadakiss penned an original song for the commercial, which showed Iverson displaying his basketball skills while Jadakiss rapped along in beat to Iverson’s performance, cementing Reebok as the first brand to truly fuse hip-hop with the sportswear industry.

The classic ad further emphasized Iverson’s place in hip-hop culture and has become one of the most iconic sneaker commercials ever, and also began a relationship between Reebok and Jadakiss that continues today with the all-new Question Mid “A5”.

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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Question Mid this year, Reebok has created the new Question Mid “A5,” which is inspired by the OG Answer V sneaker, with a tumbled black leather and ballistic nylon upper accented by reflective silver piping and toe cap. Hits of translucent red adorn the sole as well as a distinctive red Question logo at the collar and “Y” and “O” on either heel which represent Jada’s hometown of Yonkers.

Reebok and Jadakiss, along with Cam’ron, celebrating the launch of the shoe with an All-Star event in Rucker Park last week.

The Reebok Question “A5” will be available for $139.99 on Friday, August 12th, at retailers including Reebok.com, Jimmy Jazz, Footaction, Finish Line and Champs.

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Reebok teams with Cam’ron and Jadakiss to launch the Question Mid EBC and A5 sneakers at Rucker Park

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Recently in Harlem, NYC, Reebok Classic visited the famed Rucker Park for the Entertainment Basketball Classic to launch the Question Mid EBC and A5 sneakers as part of the iconic Question Mid’s 20th anniversary this year.

The one and only Cam’ron was on site to support the Question Mid EBC, which was inspired by Allen Iverson’s first appearance at Rucker Park in 1996.  Jadakiss was also on-site supporting the new Question Mid A5 sneaker, which was inspired by the original Answer V sneaker in 2001 where Jadakiss starred in the now famous Reebok commercial in 2001 when he rapped alongside Allen Iverson. Jahlil Beats as well as Sway Calloway were also on-site to support the Question Mid launches.

Cam’ron and Jadakiss met with a heated throng of fans on site and watched the All-Star EBC game from the sidelines where one team wore the Question Mid A5 and the other wore the EBC style for a true head-to-head match up.

The Question Mid EBC launches today at retailers nationwide and the Question Mid A5 will launch next Friday, August 15th.

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QUESTION MID EBC:

Like many basketball legends starting out in their careers, Allen Iverson visited the legendary Rucker Park in Harlem, New York City to play an exhibition game.  A week before being selected as the #1 pick in the 1996 NBA Draft, Iverson went to Rucker Park on a hot summer night in June 18th, 1996 for the Entertainer’s Basketball Classic (EBC) and brought his electrifying mastery of the court to life to a crowd of fans that overflowed the park.  Largely credited with introducing his version of street ball to the larger basketball community, Iverson wowed everyone with his bombastic, unapologetic style of play that he would hone throughout his career.

To commemorate Iverson’s historic appearance at Rucker Park, Reebok Classic teamed up with the EBC program’s founder Greg Marius for the Reebok Question Mid EBC.  The style pays homage to the color scheme that Iverson wore that evening, with an upper made of jersey mesh, gold suede and navy leather.  The words “Standing Room Only” replaces the Question logo at the collar of each shoe, referencing the packed fans that night at Rucker Park.

The Reebok Question Mid EBC will be available for $139.99 on Friday, August 5th, at retailers including Reebok.com, Jimmy Jazz, Footaction, Finish Line and Champs.

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QUESTION MID A5:

Allen Iverson, Jadakiss and Reebok have had a long and colorful history together.  In 2001, the three parties came together to shoot a game-changing commercial for Iverson’s A5 sneaker launch that year.  Shot entirely in black-and-white, Jadakiss penned an original song for the commercial, which showed Iverson displaying his infamous skills while Jadakiss rapped along in beat to Iverson’s performance, cementing Reebok as the first brand to truly fuse hip-hop with the sportswear industry.

To commemorate this historic moment, the Question Mid “A5” takes color inspiration from the OG A5 sneaker, with a sleek black leather and mesh upper accented by reflective grey piping and toe box.  Hits of red adorn the sole with a distinctive red Question logo at the collar and a Roman numeral “V” logo at the heel.

The Reebok Question “A5” will be available for $139.99 on Friday, August 12th, at retailers including Reebok.com, Jimmy Jazz, Footaction, Finish Line and Champs.

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