Daily Archives: May 3, 2018

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James Harden Shows Off the Iciest Watch You’ve Ever Seen

Just don’t ask him to count how many diamonds are on it.

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James Harden, the NBA’s most electric player and GQ’s latest cover star, likes to turn heads—and ankles—on the court. (Witness that lip-licking pause after he snatched Wesley Johnson’s soul with a crossover.) Off the court, he likes to reserve to his biggest shine for the moments. Which is why he gets a bit sheepish when it comes to diamond-covered chains and Swiss timepieces.

He still owns them, of course. And he shows them all in this episode of On the Rocks.

Watch the NBA’s Most Valuable Beard show off his jewelry collection, go in on fakes, and explain which piece of jewelry he’s not about to wear.

Article Appeared @https://www.gq.com/story/james-harden-jewelry-on-the-rocks-video

The Nike Air Max 1/97 Is Back—Provided You Already Tried to Buy It

Nike’s most unlikely recent hit—that corduroy one, designed by Sean Wotherspoon—returns.

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Do you know why Nike’s recent Air Max 1/97—a corduroy-covered mashup of Nike’s Air Max 1 and 97 sneakers—has been such a massive hit? I certainly don’t—but the shoe, designed by Sean Wotherspoon, owner of vintage shop Round 2 and noted Nike head, has nonetheless blown up on each of its ultra-brief and even more limited release windows to date. First in November of last year, and then again in March, the multicolored, multi-corduroy sneaker cranked up levels of hype and interest typically reserved only for Nikes with Virgil Abloh’sfingerprints all over them. That being the case, they were pretty damn tough to get. (The shoe is currently fetching more than a thousand bucks on the resale market, per StockX.) Nike knows not to get in the way of a good thing, though, so Wotherspoon’s Air Max 1/97 is coming back today, for what will presumably be a lightning strike’s amount of time, on Nike’s SNKRS app. And it’s for dedicated fans: The drop is open only to fans who previously entered the Nike draw for the sneaker. In the Swoosh’s words: This ain’t your average restock. Instead, it’s what they’re calling the “largest exclusive access drop” yet.

Like most everything else popping off in the sneaker world, the Air Max 1/97 comes from the school of maximalist design. The shoe gets no fewer than seven shades of corduroy, a multicolored sole, and the kind of two-model hybrid construction usually reserved for unremarkable basketball shoes. It’s…a lot. But this isn’t exactly a typical Nike production, either. For one, it’s not designed by deities like Tinker Hatfield or Virgil—it comes from the hand of a cool dude with a consignment shop. Nor is it standard Nike design. Forget higher and faster and stronger; the Air Max 1/97 is higher, and higher, and higher. Which might go a ways toward explaining why this most unlikely hit has proven so popular. Nike’s not exactly known for zigging when the industry zags—the Swoosh decides what the zag is in the first place, and lets everyone else react. This time, though, the biggest, baddest sneaker company in all the land let things get weird. And weird’s been a smart choice.

$160, available May 2 via Nike’s SNKRS app

Outrage and organizing after officers ‘assaulted’ woman at Waffle House

By J.A. SALAAM

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Tensions are high in Saraland, Ala., and across the country there was outrage after police roughly handled Chikesia Clemons, a Black woman, at a Waffle House. A video of  her arrest and being stripped nearly naked by three Saraland police officers went viral sparking anger, organizing and calls for a national boycott of the Waffle House franchise. Continue reading