Bosh, Wade Prepare For New Challenge

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When Lebron James announced that he was going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers, it was an end of an era in South Beach. He was able to win a pair of NBA championships with the Miami Heat, and he also made the NBA finals all 4 seasons he wore the jersey. Now, the team looks to move on, as 2 of the big 3 still remain on the squad. Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade have certainly heard the doubters, and they are putting in the work to show that they are still contenders in the Eastern conference.

Things did not exactly and as planned last season for the Miami Heat. They were looking for their 3rd straight NBA championship, and they were rolling going into the NBA finals. However, pretty much the only player to show up for Miami against the San Antonio Spurs was James. He found himself in a very tough situation, and as a free agent he decided to go home to join a younger and perhaps more promising team.

Even though James never came out and said anything like that, Bosh and Wade will likely come out with a chip on their shoulder going into the coming year. These guys are very prideful players, and both will be heading to the Hall of Fame at the end of their career. They still have a very solid team, and all that is really necessary is for them to step things up another level in fantasy basketball. It would also help if they are able to stay healthy, but that is kind of out of the player’s control most of the time.

Wade is the older of the two, and he has spent all summer trying to prepare for another grueling season. People in fantasy basketball who feel like he is going to have a bounce back season should be aware that Miami is likely going to give him some rest periodically through the regular season. He might not actually be injured, but they want to keep him fresh for the most support in part of the year.

Bosh is probably going to benefit the most from James no longer being on the team. He is going to have more shot attempts, and he is also probably going to grab a few more rebounds throughout the year. If he can continue to shoot with high-efficiency, he is going to be one of the most effective post players in the NBA. Miami can only hope that the big 2 will be able to prevent a huge drop-off from where the big 3 has been the last few years.

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Adidas Unveiled The J Wall 1 Signature Basketball Shoe

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adidas today unveiled the J Wall 1 signature basketball shoe – The first in a line of signature products designed for Washington Wizards NBA All-Star point guard, John Wall. The J Wall 1 features a sleek, bold design inspired by Wall’s quick on-court play and fashion forward off-court style.

Each piece of the collection is branded with the new John Wall logo which incorporates Wall’s initials, “JW” and is designed with the “J” crossing-over to the “W” as a nod to his quick playing style and ability to cross over defenders.

The J Wall 1 launches at adidas.com and Foot Locker in the Home and Black/Grey colorways on October 31st, with additional colorways rolling out throughout the season.

What do you guys think of the #JWall1?

NBA Star Jeremy Lin Meets Fans at Culver City Foot Locker

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Yesterday, Los Angeles Lakers guard Jeremy Lin greeted fans at Foot Locker at the Westfield Mall in Culver City to celebrate his arrival to L.A. and the opening of the adidas a Standard – An exclusive destination within select Foot Lockers offering the best of adidas’ performance and style collections.

More than 350 fans gathered to meet Jeremy, get autographs and take selfies with the new Laker. Jeremy and the Lakers surprised 75 fans that waited in line with game tickets to see him in action during one of the Lakers’ upcoming home games.

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Introducing The Nike LeBron 11 Low ‘China’

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A few weeks ago, we saw Kobe Bryant’s special ‘China’ colorway of his ninth signature shoe, and now LeBron James gets his turn in the spotlight. The LeBron 11 Low has seen it’s share of special colorways, but the Nike LeBron 11 Low ‘China’ might be the best one yet.

Reminiscent of fine Chinese porcelain, the latest LeBron 11 Low features a blue-and-white swirl pattern above a clean white midsole and icy-blue Max Air cushioning unit. On the heel counter, a spray of blue speckles builds on the shoe’s unique look.

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If you’re feeling this colorway, you can pick up a pair starting today (Thursday, September 25th) at House of Hoops by Foot Locker stores or on Footlocker.com for $190.

You can check the Launch Locator to see which stores will have this release.

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Step Up Your Game With The Nike Air Max Lunar 90

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Nike recently released another awesome retro sneaker, the Nike Air Max Lunar 90 WR, featuring the iconic silhouette while getting updated with modern extras for a comfortable, high-performance fit. Designed for challenging conditions, the Nike Air Max Lunar 90 WR (Water Resistant) shoe features a seam-sealed water-resistant nylon upper to help keep your feet dry. A Lunarlon midsole and Nike Air heel unit deliver lightweight cushioning and a smooth ride.

I loved the ‘Infrared’ treatment that Nike gave these shoes, which in my opinion is the best colorway available for the Air Max Lunar 90’s. If you want to cop a pair, they’re available for £105.00 from Mainline Menswear.

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Adidas Boost Basketball Shoes Brings Game-Changing Energy To The Court

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adidas introduced its game-changing Boost cushioning technology to basketball with the all-new Crazylight Boost and D Rose 5 Boost performance basketball shoes. Boost is an industry-first cushioning technology designed to deliver maximum energy return, responsiveness and comfort to players.

True to adidas’ mission to make athletes better, Boost features innovative material made up of thousands of capsules that help store and release energy efficiently as athletes perform. Boost basketball technology underwent comprehensive testing for over a year with top NCAA and NBA players. All athletes competed through high performance drills and game simulations and gave universally positive feedback, consistently preferring the Boost version of a shoe compared to an EVA alternative.

At 11.6 ounces, the Crazylight Boost remains exceptionally light and every element of the shoe is constructed to maximize the energy benefit of Boost. This includes performance elements such as ShockWeb overlay reinforcement for strength, support and premium style, a soft mesh upper for increased comfort and breathability and an all-new collar design with a unique cut that offers the mobility of a low-top and stability of a mid.

The D Rose 5 Boost is the ultimate signature shoe to outfit Derrick Rose on and off the court. It features adidas’ most innovative technology and personal details ever included on a shoe in the D Rose signature collection. The D Rose 5 Boost offers full shoe length Boost cushioning technology designed for heightened energy return and step-in comfort to ensure maximum performance.

The Crazylight Boost will be available September 1st for $140 while the D Rose 5 Boost will drop October 23rd for $140.

The Nike Lunarglide 6 Is One Hot Running Shoe!

Stay light and go long in the most stable Lunarglide ever! The Nike LunarGlide 6 running shoe balances plush cushioning and stability with a new softer, lighter Lunarlon midsole and Dynamic Support technology for its smoothest ride yet.

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Responsive Cushioning

The two-piece, dual-density midsole has been re-engineered to be even softer and more responsive. Firm Phylon is featured on the medial side for support and stability during footstrike, while plush Lunarlon foam on the lateral side provides resilient cushioning through transition.

Natural Movement

The outsole design maps the pressure path of running, allowing your foot to move more naturally.

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Stability

The Dynamic Support platform near the heel provides just the amount of stability you need-without the added weight of a traditional medial post-for smoother transitions.

More Benefits

  • Engineered foam upper with perforations for support and ventilation
  • Dynamic Fit technology works with Flywire cables for a glove-like fit
  • Thin bootie for a seamless interior
  • Updated heel clip for extra support
  • Flex grooves for natural range of motion

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The Nike Lunarglide 6 can be purchased from JD Sports and they’re available in three different colorways. (Though I’m partial to the White/Black-Hyper Crimson-Hyper Cobalt color you see in the pictures above)

Order your pair today!