Brooklyn native John ‘Strick’? Strickland became a streetball legend in New York thanks to a flair for the dramatic and incredible, undeniable talent on the basketball court. A year after his passing, Nike is here to immortalize his legacy with a timeless classic. Meet the John Strickland Air Force 1, a white-on-white creation from Nike’s Holiday 2011 Sportswear collection. The scope of Strick’s legend might never be matched, but for now, we can pay respect through the shoe made in his name. His favorite tidbit of trash talk ‘?Finish Your Breakfast’ is even emblazoned on the shoe’s tongue. The John Strickland Air Force 1 will be available starting tomorrow at 21 Mercer, Niketown NY, House of Hoops NYC.
The Halifax Rainmen signed power forward 6’8″ 275 lbs John Strickland today. Strickland a New York native played in the CBA in 2007 for the Albany Patroons and in 2008 for the Monarch Skyrockets where he averaged 17 points per game and 7 rebounds per game. “Strickland is a vet with a lot of experience in winning and understanding what it takes to win. We are also looking forward to him in giving us more stability on the boards,” said Coach Rick Lewis. ..read more..
Now that the summer is officially over, Bounce Magazine presents to you their NYC All-Street Selections. Voters included Sean Couch and Bobbito Garcia (co-founders, Bounce Magazine), Samera “BallGurl” Marsh (www.bouncemag.com), Rickey Rivers (Fireball/Funsport), Bernard Bowen (Referee Assignor), Edgar Burgos (MSG-TV “Summerball” Producer), Paul “PR” Rivera (Nike-NYC Brand Manager), Sid Jones (United Brooklyn Coach), Antonio Brimmer (Referee), Christian Grant-Fields (Dime Magazine). Others were invited but unable to participate; we hope to include them next time around. ..read more..