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February 15, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 61
Jeremy Lin’s continued excellence has been perfectly timed with Carmelo Anthony currently out nursing an injury, both for the once struggling New York Knicks and Melo’s sneaker backers. Lin’s not a Jordan Brand athlete, but all the attention on the orange and blue (and black) means that this upcoming Air Jordan IV release is sure to get its fair share of ‘Linsanity’-laden references in the sneaker blogosphere. But despite Michael Jordan coming up in conversation this week as we’re reminded that he’s the most prolific scorer in the history of basketball at Madison Square Garden, a recent look-see event saw Jordan Brand unveil them with a more logical theme. The Air Jordan IV
‘Cavs‘ is a reminder that before Lin sent Floyd Mayweather a rather public ‘Stick to boxing’ tweet at Air Canada Centre last night, MJ took a game winning jumper of his own to crush Craig Ehlo and the 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers, ending the Bulls’ opening round upset of the three-seed in spectacular fashion. We’ve seen a variety of Cavs and Knicks colorways on a select few Air Jordans including some spectacular PEs over the years, but is this the best one to hit retail yet? Let us know what you think about the corrected inspiration and stick with Sneaker News for the ‘Cavs’ Air Jordan IV release date. via rstor
Air Jordan IV
Black/Orange Blaze-Old Royal
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Guys, I could be wrong here and they might not had even thought about it hard. But I would guess that they did because... Well it's an Air Jordan sneaker. And what I'm thinkin is that reason why the shoe is predominantly all black is because the original "bred" 4 was too, all black. So therefore they would keep it close to the original design regardless of whatever color it might have been and then added Cavs blue and orange to it. Idea anyone?..
The shoe looks pretty good to me actually. I hope all you Mofos dont buy it. It will be easier to get.
I think the black base color represents the black shoes Mike wore in the game, mixed with Cavs colors from the uniforms and the court. Just like the Pistons and Lakers air Jordan 6's did a short while ago.
In my humble opinion, these are easily the worst IVs when compared to white/black cements, fire reds and military blues. But hey, who cares? The hype they generate will mean these fly off the shelves. All they have to do now is say they're limited quantity and boom, they'll be sold-out and on eBay in 2 hours.
Do people know that the first pics of these they were the 23rd anniversary 4s... Quit thinkin Ur a smart ass guessing shit.
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I really dont c y change da name BLUE ORANGE AND BLACK scream KNICKS. If the had white instead of black then call it cavs. But either way I'm copping. I need something more than the basic RED BLACK AND WHITE. And who ever is sneaker news writer is needs to go back to grammar elementary
I will keep sayin it these are dope but I do agree that something happened is the reason that they are not calling them the KNICKS anymore but they can call them the METS if it'll makem feel better im still coppin
Knicks, Cavs, Bobcats.. whatever they want to call them they are STILL UGLY to me. They look cheap and people will still buy them... just watch the SOLD OUT sign pop up on every site on release day. I'll pass>>>>>
bs, something happnd dat they didnt want to call knicks anymore, this is clearly a knicks cw. lin sanity is great for these as knicks
Ok I love the shoes, but the naming thing raises a question here. Jordan took that shot over Ehlo in 1989 last time I checked in 1989 the Cavs colors were burnt orange, blue, and white they didnt incorporate black into their uniforms until 1994 when they moved into Gund Arena. So honestly I get the intention behind naming these the Cavs cuz of the shot, but the colorway just doesnt match up with the time period. When I first saw these my first thought was "Knicks Colorway" honestly, but either way Im gonna get them just cuz Ild love some blue and orange on a IV for a change!!!
It would of been better if the colors blue and orange were switched. more orange would of been better than more blue.
Eff that!! White Blue Orange = CAVS, Black Blue Orange = Knicks I think Melo doesn't want to be outshined by Lin
Dont matter wat they called, these are gonna b da knicks in my book & these will b copped.... No question bout it
I'll bet these are the "23rd Anniversary" 4's that I've seen listed on some release date lists. No other details are provided. It just so happens that 1989 (the playoff series against the Cavs mentioned in the article above), was 23 years ago..... Who's with me?
Jordan dominated the Cavs in the 4s so this makes more sense than the Knicks but I still wish they used white instead of black. Then they would actually look like the Cavs colors.. not knicks..
SOOOOOOOOO now they're called the "Cavs"??? Really, after so many people originally named these the "Cavs" despite Sneakernews and every other Sneaker Blog Site continuously calling these a "Knicks" colorway. Hmmm, wonder why?
for some reason i like them now more as the cav 4s..probably cuz it has a better connection to jordans legacy and isn't just some colorway someone thought up. lin should still cop a pair and rock them..
Slowly, these are starting to grow on me... They're no Doernbechers though... Really liked those but missed out on them....
no he was riding the lin band wagon, obviously. Damn the knicks are annoying, still under .500 and still over hyped.
really-these are no Doernbechers?? the DB's are ugly AF.lol But since they were limited, hyped and had a superman logo on the tongue people bought them. Jordan Brand at its finest, they know what they're doing. But now that they release a good looking shoe, with original colors(not the same old white/black/red and not a shoe that was created by a child with ugly color schemes)and it has some ACTUAL history from MJ's career, and everybody wants to hate on it cuz its not limited and not hyped. I will DEF cop these. Dont care if all the self-proclaimed "sneaker-heads" in the world throw salt, these are refreshing.
True i think "Cavs" is a better name for these, that shot he hit on Ehlo was in the bred iv's, if they did a Knicks shoe, it should be a vi or a vii or even a x(double nickel game), those were the years the bulls and knicks really went at it.
What would the significance of calling these "Knicks". There was nothing special about that playoff series against the Knicks. MJ's shot on Ehlo is one of MJ's top 10 moments in his career.
hmm no thanks you could totally tell they crease real nice and easy look at the net on EVERY SINGLE POST caved in...smh xtra pass
4's are my favourite Jordans of all time, but I just don't like these. Has nothing to do with them not being limited or hyped, the colours and distrubution of said colours just do nothing for me (although they do look much better in these pics than when I first saw them). The connection to the Ehlo shot is cool though. FWIW, I thought the Doernbachers sucked too, as I'm not 10 years old.
Oh I was just commenting on the fact I had seen them as "Knicks" before. That's all. "Cavs" makes more sense given the history behind it. Thanks.
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