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Team USA vs. Brazil Exhibition Game Recap

July 17th, 2012 by | 5 comments

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To cap off the 2012 Nike World Basketball Festival in Washington DC, Team USA Basketball hosted the Brazil National Team at the Verizon Center for a double-header showcase of exhibition match-ups as a warm-up to the upcoming Olympics Games. Starting the night off, Team USA Womens Basketball faced off against Brazil’s Womens Basketball squad and without surprise, USA pulled off a blow-out victory by 32 points led by point guard Lindsay Whalen. After the women’s match-up, the Men took the court, but Team USA Mens Basketball didn’t have the same fortune as their Womens counterpart did as they trailed by 10 at on point in the game. However, Team USA regrouped thanks to some clutch buckets by LeBron James and the defense by Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, and Tyson Chandler, and Team USA eked out a victory by a considerably narrow margin.

One of the highlights of the night was the arrival of President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden; The First Couple were placed on the arena “Kiss Cam”, but embarrassingly enough, President Obama was left hanging. Redemption would be had as the President and the First Lady shared a kiss later when the “Kiss Cam” returned in the Fourth Quarter. All-in-all, it was a night of great basketball entertainment in the Nation’s Capitol, so check out the recap of the night’s game below and don’t forget to look through our thorough recap of the Nike World Basketball Festival! Photos: USA Basketball

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Custom New Balance 990′s for President Obama

March 30th, 2012 by | 10 comments

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President Obama sure is rolling in the sneaker swag this year, having already picked up a pair from Spike Lee and now set to receive another from US Representative Michael Michaud. This time around he will be blessed with a pair of hand-made in the US New Balance 990′s, complete with ‘President Obama’ stitching around the heel area of the clean grey design. The gift comes from rep Michaud to remind Obama of America’s footwear industry, carrying with it the hope of switching military contracts over to buy domestically made goods more exclusively. Take a look at the custom pair after the jump and let us know what you think of President Obama’s growing sneaker game. via The Kennebec Journal

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Jordan Spiz’ike ‘Bordeaux’ – On-Foot Images

January 27th, 2012 by | 52 comments

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This February 2012 release of the Jordan Spiz’ike has induced a copious amount of discussion anytime it’s featured here on Sneaker News for a number of reasons; first, the validity behind naming this Spiz’ike the famed ‘Bordeaux’ stirred up a sturdy debate. Then, opinions changed as Spike Lee and Jordan Brand presented these as a gift to President Barack Obama during his latest presidential outing in New York City. This February 4th, you’ll get to see these with your own eyes because that’s when Jordan Brand has scheduled them for a release (battling it out with Red Foams as the sneaker pick-up of the weekend). If you need some convincing, we’ve got a nice gallery of on-foot images below, so don’t forget to stop in on February 4th at Moe’s Sneaker Spot to pick up yours, or get a pair in advance right now on eBay.

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Barack Obama Receives Jordan Spiz’ikes From Spike Lee

January 20th, 2012 by | 37 comments

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If Barack Obama wins another term of presidency, now you’ll have to ask yourself: “Is it the shoes?”. Just yesterday Sneaker News showed you the Jordan Spiz’ike Custom Box made just for President Obama, and later that evening, Mr. Obama was presented with the special gift from Spike Lee himself. President Obama is a Chicago native and is a huge Chicago Bulls and Air Jordan fan, but do you think Barack will keep these on ice, or will he un-DS them for a pick-up game? If you missed out on last night’s post on the custom presidential-grade box, check it out below and let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Jordan Spiz’ike Pack For Barack Obama

January 19th, 2012 by | 31 comments

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President Barack Obama is currently in Harlem, NY for a Big Apple visit where NYC-native Spike Lee presented the leader of the free world with the custom shoebox containing the Jordan Spiz’ike. It features the presidential seal carved into a rich brown wood box, containing the Jordan Spiz’ike ‘Bordeaux’ (a February 2012 release). With his roots in Chicago, the president is certainly a Jordan fan, so it’ll only be a matter of time before Barack rocks these in one of his well-publicized White House pick-up games. Let us know if you think if this package is worthy of the President of the USA and stick with Sneaker News for more info and updates.

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NCAA Feet: UNC vs. Michigan State – Carrier Classic Recap

November 12th, 2011 by | 31 comments

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College basketball fans were in for an amazing treat when #1 ranked UNC faced off against Michigan State atop an aircraft carrier in Coronado, California. Dubbed the Carrier Classic, this sporting event was a special way to honor the members of the Armed Forces on Veterans Day; the significance of the game seemed paltry to the true purpose of November 11th, as thousands of military veterans as well as President Barack Obama were in attendance, celebrating the remembrance of our nation’s most courageous individuals in a unique way.

Both UNC and Michigan State took the outdoor court wearing the Carrier Classic collection uniforms and sneakers, but also spotted were a number of notable sneakers that were clearly from the players’ own collections; The Air Jordan XI ‘Cool Grey’, Air Jordan V ‘Wolf Grey, Air Jordan XIII White/University Blue, Air Jordan 2011 UNC PE, and the Nike Zoom Kobe VI were spotted alongside the Zoom Hyperdunk 2011 and Air Jordan 8.0. Check out a full recap of the game and the awe-inspiring outdoor basketball court below and be sure to stick with Sneaker News for more NCAA Feet features as the college basketball season rolls on! via Yahoo!.

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