A Kobe Bryant watercolour piece by Daniel Berea from Barcelona, Spain.
Sicily New York City 1994. Head coach Pat Riley has influence on assembling a Knicks roster built on defense, hustle and intimidation. His eight man deep rotation recreated here by artist Henry Kaye (@HoopDreamInk) includes Charles Smith, Charles Oakley, Patrick Ewing, Anthony Mason, Derek Harper, Greg Anthony, John Starks and Doc Rivers who bruised opponents all the way to an eastern conference best 57-25 record and the NBA Finals. Those were the old days man, the bad days, the all-or-nothing days.
Nike is amplifying Charles Barkley’s attitude with the release of the Barkley Posite Max. The new lifestyle model honors his shoes of the past with an aesthetic of the future. Designer Marc Dolce took inspiration from a trip to a museum dinosaur exhibit and combined those ideas with iconic elements of past Barkley shoes.
The Nike Barkley Posite Max shoe is available in four remaining colorways that will debut monthly through August 2013 and Nike also released some snazzy artwork to salute the “Round Mound of Rebound”.
George Karl once said that he thinks JaVale McGee “plays a little bit like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, but he’s a defensive Kareem more than an offensive Kareem”. At just 25 years old, McGee still has a lot of basketball left to play in his career despite what gaffes you see him make on Shaqtin’ a Fool, and maybe Karl is crazy like a fox for making that kinda comparison. On the outside chance the current reigning Coach of the Year is right. Artist Chris Edser put together this piece of “Pierre” in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Hey, don’t look so skeptical. It could happen people.