FACT: The Air Jordan 1 is my favorite shoe. There’s a rich history behind this sneaker. Breaking NBA uniform rules, the subsequent ban from the NBA, the $5000 per game fine, Michael Jordan’s first dunk contest and dropping 63 on the Boston Celtics… but did you know that this shoe ended up on clearance racks and second-hand stores during its original run (and first retro run too)?
Rumors of a collaboration between Nike SB and Jordan brand have run wild since the release of the Bones Brigade: An Autobiography film in 2012 (link). Nike officially released information today and the collaboration is set to release March 15, 2014. Teaser images have leaked featuring team Nike rider Paul Rodriguez reminiscent of MJ’s original 1985 rooftop photoshoot. I honestly can’t wait to see what comes out of this but I hope it is definitely something special!
It’s no secret the Air Jordan 1 was a favorite among skaters in the late 1980’s. It was cheap, came in several different colorways and hugged the ankle so well during runs. Modern Notoriety covers the significance of the AJ1 in skating (link). Members of the Bones Brigade skateboarding team, in particular, were frequently photographed in the popular sihouette.
Before you say, “Hey dude, this is mainstream news…” I beg to differ. It’s a definite triumph for otaku. Skateboarding was viewed similarly to nerd culture in the 1980’s. It was still a small sub-culture without mainstream appeal. To me, this is no different than bringing back retro franchises from our childhoods. As a fan of both the Bones Brigade and Michael Jordan growing up, it’s a dream come true to see the recognition of the Air Jordan 1 for skateboarding. It’s further proof that otaku/nerd culture is growing beyond original perception into the public eye.
__________ Nike SB and Jordan Brand are trademarks of Nike. Bones Brigade is directed by Stacy Peralta (Peralta-Powell Skateboards). Article link via Modern Notoriety.
Oh boy, oh boy…Ladies and gentlemen-the talking of proverbial “smack” has begun.
From all corners of the world and from all realms of existence people are coming out of the woodwork to tell me about how their teams (mostly Laker fans) would destroy my (Clippers) in the NBA playoffs. From emails, to texts, to IM’s, even by assault with deadly Facebook-account I am being attacked for this months game time antics. Well all I can say my good friends is that I hope you’re teams are prepared in the most proper way possible. My Clippers are coming out in the most tip top Weasley Snipes form of competition and there is no Woody Harrleson to stand in the way of the Clips quest to reign supreme…Ahh I love the NBA. If you didn’t watch last nights Clipper glorious 27 point comeback win against the Grizzlies. here’s what you missed…
(Since i’m a dickhead please bear with me and play this song while you’re watching the Clipper video below)
(turn volume off on this video)
You gotta love the NBA!
Let me finish by saying that I, Negatron am NOT a bandwagon fan! I’ve been a fan since 2000. Back when they had Lamar Odom, Darius Miles, Quinten Richardson, Olowakandi, Correy Maggette, and Eric Piatkowski. Oh and let’s not forget that back stabber Elton Brand.
Sometimes, on certain days, the internet just doesn’t get to be a part of my life. Today was one of those days. I often feel like I’m betraying the family out there if I go a few days without a post but I hope you can understand that quite simply, some days it just doesn’t happen. The internet has become such a huge part of people’s lives these days it’s staggering to step back and notice. If someone isn’t at home, watching TV on their computer, Twittering and chatting on AIM, than they are out and about while Twittering from their phone and checking sites through their phone. It’s an inescapable thing that opens so many doors but really changes your day when you have to be connected at all hours. With that being said, I am taking another vacation from the internet today and throwing together this slightly lazy but still classic post featuring a few videos that have been on rotation on my iPhone and Laptop.