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Release date: August 24th, 2016!!!!!!!!!



You have to give it up to Patrick Ewing for going such an untraditional route in regards to his sneaker game during his playing career. Once sponsored by powerhouse adidas, Pat decided to start his own imprint known as Ewing Athletics. What resulted was some iconic towering high-tops with chunky midsoles and plenty of ankle support that perfectly represented the dominance of big men in the late 80s and early 90s NBA. His most popular model, the Ewing 33 Hi, has since returned as a lifestyle classic esthipecially in New York City, but given its heavy build doesn’t necessarily make for a summer go-to.

Ewing Athletics is chaning that though with the summer-fiendly Ewing 33 Hi “Turquoise Suede”. The casual take outfits the basketball retro in a premium monochromatic suede build featuring an aquatic-themed turquoise shade with clean white accents throughout. This Ewing 33 Hi will be available on August 24th for $120 USD.

Source: Ewing Athletics

Ewing 33 Hi “Turquoise Suede”

Color: Turquoise/Turquoise-White
Release Date: August 24, 2016
Price: $120



In the first move since the banning of Los Angeles Clippersowner Donald Sterling, the NBA has tapped former Citigroup and Time Warner CEO Richard Parsons to handle the team’s business operations. Parsons, who is Black, will serve as an interim CEO for the Clippers, and will have little, if any, involvement on the basketball side of things.

Parsons, 66, was selected by the NBA’s Advisory and Finance Committee after discussions on how to handle Sterling’s removal after the owner’s controversial racist statements continue to take place. Parsons found favor with the Committee and the league overall based on his former stints in high-profile positions.

NBA reporter David Aldridge writes:

The league settled on Parsons in the last few days, with the 66-year-old executive’s background at the highest levels of the business world making him a favored choice for the position. The league announced last week that Clippers president Andy Roeser would be taking an indefinite leave of absence to clear room for the new CEO, which the NBA believes is necessary to bring “stability” to the team in the wake of Sterling’s remarks.

Parsons is not expected to be involved in making any basketball decisions for the Clippers, with head coach Doc Rivers continuing to have final say on all aspects of that side of the business. Parsons is expected to be in Los Angeles as early as next week.

Parsons retired from Citigroup in 2012, after helping the company right itself during the financial crisis that gripped the nation over the course of the past ten-plus years. Parsons wasn’t idle in his retirement with Aldridge writing that the businessman and New York native recently invested in the renovation of Minton’s Playhouse, a popular jazz club in Harlem in the ’40s and ’50s.

The Committee will suggest a vote to remove Sterling from his ownership post, with the NBA’s Board Of Governors looking to begin the voting process in the next few weeks. Sterling has stubbornly vowed not to sell the team, which could spark a long legal battle.

After the Los Angeles Lakers signed the fourth-leading scoring in NBA history to a two-year contract extension, Bryant said he can’t wait to play.

“The Lakers came up with the structure – a system and a plan they thought was a win-win for everybody involved. From my perspective, it was very easy to accept it,” Bryant said.

In what he says will probably be his final contract, Bryant says there was no negotiation


Bryant’s new deal is reportedly worth $48.5 million, and it takes him into his 20th season with the Lakers.

He hasn’t played this season while recovering from surgery in April on a torn Achilles tendon. He won’t play on this three-game road trip, but he’s looking forward to three practices in the four days off that precede Los Angeles’ game in Sacramento on Dec. 6 as a possible return.

“Those three days when we get back are going to be huge,” Bryant said. “I need some more practices to measure it and test it.”

Rejecting criticism from those who said that Bryant’s contract will hamper the Lakers from adding another star, he said his understanding was the team could keep Pau Gasol, him and still pursue someone else


“From what I saw – absolutely,” Bryant said. “I think we’ll be all right.”

Bryant declined to specify another star player he’d like to team with.

“We have the ability to do something special. The Lakers are a stand-up organization, and they stepped up to the plate.”

Bryant thanked Los Angeles for sticking with him through the long recovery from surgery. He said he never contemplated ending his storied playing career


.”It makes me want to run through a wall for them,” Bryant said. “It kind of adds more fuel to the fire to be able to prove to everybody that they’ve got it right – and everybody else is wrong.”

Entering Tuesday’s game against the Wizards, the Lakers are just 7-7. Bryant is hoping he has his old explosiveness, but admits he may need to make some adjustments.

“If it’s not there, I’m ready to adapt. I’m ready to change that, slow the tempo down, change up the rhythm a little bit,” Bryant said. “I’m willing and ready to adapt to whatever my body is telling me.”

As he nears the end of his career, Bryant looked back on his rookie year in 1996 when he was an 18-year-old high schooler training in Hawaii with the Lakers.

“That’s a long time to be doing anything,” Bryant said. “It went by so fast.”