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Ray Allen To Match Shuttlesworth Jersey with Air Jordan 13 “He Got Game”

January 10th, 2014 by | 8 comments

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Tonight should be an interesting one in the NBA, as players across the league will be suiting up in those nickname jerseys. Ray Allen took advantage of that option with an awesome historical reference-his jersey reads J. Shuttlesworth as a nod to his role in the classic hoops flick He Got Game. And what better shoe to go with such a uniform than the Air Jordan 13 “He Got Game”? Continue reading to see this video of Ray showing off both and watch for him to wear them tonight as the Heat head to the Barclays center to take on the Nets.

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Air Jordan XIII “He Got Game” – Release Reminder

March 15th, 2013 by | 21 comments

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The next Air Jordan Retro release is ready to hit retailers as the White/Black-True Red original known as the ‘He Got Game’ is scheduled for availability. We recently touched on the origins of the He Got Game moniker (read here if you’re still unsure), but OGs prefer to stick closer to the MJ veil and see these as one of the last Air Jordans Michael wore as a Chicago Bull. Tomorrow marks the official release date of the Air Jordan XIII ‘He Got Game’ with Nikestore making them available via a Twitter Link only, so be on your e-buying game on get them now from xkhangx on eBay.

Air Jordan XIII
White/Black-True Red
309259-104
03/16/13
$170

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Origin of a Nickname: Air Jordan XIII “He Got Game”

March 11th, 2013 by | 26 comments

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For as long as we can remember, sneaker releases have been accompanied by catchy nicknames to the point where these monikers are now the accepted terms in identifying the shoes. There are the newer terms to the sneaker vocabulary, like ‘South Beach’ from the LeBron series or ‘Grinch’ on the Kobe, but there are those that have been long-lasting like ‘He Got Game’, which has been in heavy and exclusive use for the upcoming Air Jordan XIII release. For that release in particular, the nickname has been around since the Spike Lee film first released in 1998 – a film that might be older than some of the sneakerheads who are planning to buy the shoes on the March 16th release date.

This Air Jordan XIII colorway originally released in 1997 and was actually the only Air Jordan XIII colorway to release that year (all other original colorways dropped in 1998). In the movie, Jake Shuttlesworth (played by Denzel Washington), a prison inmate, gets sent on a mission to convince the convict’s son, a star High School basketball player, to play for the warden’s alma mater in exchange for a shorter sentence. One iconic scene of the film features Jake shopping for a pair of kicks, and without hesitation, he requests the new Air Jordans to which he is presented with the Air Jordan XIII. From then on this colorway adopted the ‘He Got Game’ nickname; the trend resurfaced when the shoes retroed for the first time in 2008, and picked up yet again when the release was confirmed for 2013.

There are a few scenes in the film in which the sneakers as a whole take center stage, like when his son Jesus (played by Ray Allen) points them out, and when Jake and Jesus battle in one last game of one-on-one. The movie itself is a star-studded line-up of actors, NBA stars, and iconic kicks, so there’s no doubt that ‘He Got Game’ is among the must-watch films for sneaker hobbyists. Check below for these scenes and if there’s a shoe nickname you’re not quite sure of, drop a comment with a request and it might get featured on the next segment of Origins of a Nickname.

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Ray Allen x SoleFly x Air Jordan XIII “Ray Got Game”

March 11th, 2013 by | 10 comments

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One week ago, Sneaker News scooped you on a special event at SoleFly in Miami celebrating the upcoming release of the ‘He Got Game’ Air Jordan XIII Retro with the man who played lead character Jesus Shuttlesworth in that Spike Lee film.  SoleFly was the first to get the Thirteens celebrating Ray Allen‘s three-point record a couple of years back; now that he’s moved from the Celtics to the hometown Heat, the perks are even more pronounced.  The ‘Ray Got Game’ Air Jordan 13 adds special laser etching to the suede mudguard area, with the fonts closely matching the movie promo materials and boutique logo on the left and right, respectively.  There are just 30 pairs of these and even fewer with Allen’s golden signature, so have a closer look below and let us know if you’re ready for the HGG XIIIs.

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Air Jordan OG Collection Lot on eBay

March 4th, 2013 by | 14 comments

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It’s only getting more and more difficult to pick up original Air Jordan pairs. As the number of Air Jordan collectors grows every year, the set number of vintage sneakers from the line continue to get snatched up, passed around, and un-deadstocked. Which is why this group is such a crazy opporunity if you’ve got the cash to make it happen. Shown is a group of OG Air Jordans in various conditions, including the Air Jordan 1, Air Jordan VI, Air Jordan VII, Air Jordan VIII, Air Jordan IX, Air Jordan X, Air Jordan XI, Air Jordan XII, and the Air Jordan XIII. Take a look at all the pairs rounded up in the group after the jump, then take a look at the auction to purchase them from quentinours on eBay.

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Air Jordan XIII “He Got Game” – Arriving at Retailers

February 28th, 2013 by | 59 comments

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The second Air Jordan XIII release of 2013 takes us back nearly sixteen years to the first colorway issued.  The ‘He Got Game’ XIIIs were Michael’s weapon of choice for home games during his final season with the Chicago Bulls, but earned their nickname from the Spike Lee joint that made its silver screen debut around the same time His Airness switched to playoff black.  There’s a fresh set of photos awaiting your click below, so have a closer look and get your ducks in a row as we approach the HGG AJ13′s Saturday, March 16th release date.

Air Jordan XIII
White/Black-True Red
309259-104
03/16/13
$170

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Air Jordan XIII Retro “He Got Game”

January 27th, 2013 by | 69 comments

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Spike Lee struck again when he displayed these Air Jordan XIIIs as the object of Jake Shuttlesworth’s affection in the film ‘He Got Game’. Denzel’s character, fresh out of prison on a mission to convert his son’s college hoops decision, cops the Air Jordan XIII and wear them proudly throughout the film, so the ‘He Got Game’ moniker followed suit not long after. These were in fact part of the Collezione Package of 2008 (some consider this the best behind the XI/XIII Pack as it brought back two un-retroed Jays), but you can have them as a solo act this March. More of the Air Jordan XIII ‘He Got Game’ is just below.

Air Jordan XIII
309259-104
03/16/13

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