The subscript to OVO Fest was a cool tidbit of NBA news as the Raptors let their ambassador reveal their new away alternate threads. Drake went with the free agent signee/Toronto-bred Cory Joseph, who undoubtedly chose the number 6 for his hometown. The OVO colorway has always been a hit and translates well to the jerseys, which will likely translate well to the court too. Probably Philly’s the best, ha! What another checkmate move that’ll be for Drizzy.
Below you’ll see him rockin the threads and above, all of the options the Raptors will have this year. The colors are tight but I’m not totally feelin’ the arched ‘Raptors’ and close spacing with the numbers. It makes me want last year’s unis back, in fact. But that said, the OVO one is gonna do some numbers.
With all the beefing that’s been going on this week, it’s only right that Jalen & Jacoby pop the trunk and give the people what they want!
I don’t miss an episode and felt the heavy hip hop crossover here was definitely worth sharing below. Again, look at the beefs: Ghost vs. Action, Meek vs. Drake, Taylor vs. Nicki, and even in the NBA — Serge Ibaka vs. Matt Barnes, and Shaq vs. Scottie Pippen. Whoo! Enjoy this 30+ minute pod for your Fridays.
Last night, this leaked image of the NBA catalogue showcases more new uniforms that have yet to be revealed — namely some new alternates and “Pride” threads that are all very interesting to say the least. I’m sure Houston fans will appreciate the Clutch City unis. The orange OKC alternate jersey jumps out to me and looks pretty flames from the grainy first impression (so does the unknown team next to them…) One more jersey that’s hidden: Milwaukee has an alternate jersey and it looks like it explodes the new logo on black. *sigh* There goes my dream of the “lake blue” alternates, but I still can hope for 2016.
Plus, you also get a look at the Hardwood Classics promised on select dates as the Warriors’ classic “The City” throwbacks will assuredly be a hit on top of yesterday’s Hickory High threads that are definitely a hit. Also a hit: and to bring it back to the hometown, the Bulls with the MJ rookie jerseys. That’s probably my favorite NBA jersey I own. Gotta love “Chicago” in cursive. Squint up above and study for the ones I didn’t mention as well.
James Harden, CP3, and Allen Iverson were among the stars in attendance at the NBAPA Player Awards that aired on BET last night (recorded Sunday in Vegas.)
Below, BET put together a classic, but always interesting video asking the above stars and more what they listen to before games. CP3 is pretty set on Weezy, who also performed “Glory” live on stage below, and AI… well, he’s pretty set on a certain artist too and it’s probably one you wouldn’t think of at first. Enjoy!