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    LeBron 14 Agimat Philippines PE Releasing Stateside

    May 26th, 2017

    A couple weeks ago we debuted the Nike LeBron 14 ‘Agimat’ for the release in the Philippine exclusively.  We learned today that the sneaker will indeed release here in the United States.

    The Navy Blue LeBron 14 is inspired by the visit from LeBron James in the last several years.  The homeland of the Philippines is known for the its love to the sport of basketball as most of its population are heavy on it.  From recreations outdoors to the indoor courts of Manila, basketball has transcended the country in almost every facet.

    Not only has the NBA influenced much of the Pinoys, but it also has benefited the country’s economy as well.  Many stores like Titan and other sneaker boutiques have appeared expanding the sneaker community.  Clearly the Filipino community has grown over the years and LeBron James might have some influence with that.

    Nike Basketball has tours during the Summer in Asian touring in China, Japan, Philippines, and maybe even South Korea.  Wherever there is basketball, Nike will definitely make its way out there.  Who knows, maybe we’ll get a China or Japan edition next year from Nike, but until then, we have our chance at these in the coming weeks.

    The Nike LeBron 14 ‘Agimat” Philippines PE will drop June 10, 2017 for $175.00 USD.  We do not have info on it being limited, but don’t be surprised if it is.  Check back with us for more updates once it becomes available.

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    Nike LeBron 14 Red Carpets Official Images

    May 25th, 2017

    Originally featured on the Nike Air Max LeBron 7, the Red Carpet colorway are said to be one of the cleanest ones in its lineage.

    The Nike LeBron 14 features a Black upper, with Glass Blue accents outlining the Swoosh, stitching, and the beautiful translucent outsole.  To contrast, the White midsole patterns beautifully on the silhouette with also Red accents on the tongue and insole of the shoe.  Overall, the sneaker is just so beautifully colorblocked, but nothing like the original LeBron 7.  They also incorporated the NFW (No Flywire) on the Red Carpets presenting a unique look to the sneaker.

    Now where does the name “Red Carpet” came from?  It was supposed to be a reference to The King’s luxirious lifestyle according to nikelebron.net.  However, the shoe was inspired by the More Than a Game documentary back in 2008.  It has been years since we got this colorway back to the line.  We are glad to see it back in a great execution by Nike Basketball.

    One of the best parts of this is the return of the original logo from LeBron James in his early years, the L23.  Seen on the inside of the tongue and insole, the logo can be seen.  The branding is classic and will always be a part of the LeBron James series.

    Releasing in the next coming weeks, the Red Carpet LeBron 14 will drop on May 27, 2017 for $175.00 USD.

    The Nike Air Max LeBron VII Red Carpet 2008

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    NIKE PG 1 Pure Platinum Dropping Soon

    May 25th, 2017

    Paul George enters this off-season with great uncertainty.  Missing the All-NBA team costs him about $70M as he is not eligible for the supermax deal from Indiana and possibly other NBA teams.  However he shouldn’t worry too much as his signature line with Nike Basketball is one of the best things to happen with the brand.

    With no signs of slowing down, the PG 1 is out with another clean colorway, the Pure Platinum.  Similar to the Summer Pack from Nike, this brings a slight change to that previous colorway.  You still got the gum outsole and white midsole with grey speckles.  Right on the upper you got scales that look to be similar to fish scales done in suede.  Lastly, there are some Yellow hits on the insole and outsole branding.   Knowing that the PG 1 is inspired by the sport of fishing, this Pure Platinum might be named after some sort of fish.

    Adding 3M to your sneakers is a welcome addition to any signature athlete.  Swoosh hooked Paul George up with a reflective Swoosh and heel tab for those who may happen to get some runs in at night.

    The future of Paul George may be up in question, but you can definitely count on these for the Summer until he makes his decision.  If you missed out on the Summer Pack PG 1’s, you can grab these on June 9th, 2017 for $110.00 USD at your local Nike Retailer.

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    First Look At NBA LIVE 18 Screenshots

    May 25th, 2017

    We have new images of EA Sports basketball simulation video game, NBA Live 18.

    These images show a preview of multiple NBA superstars including Stephen Curry, LeBron James, James, Harden, and cover star Russel Westbrook.  The graphical improvements are remarkable as the details of the facial expression and enviroment look sharp and accurate as ever.  But the one thing that it has lacked for many years is the core gameplay.  Will the gameplay be better than the juggernaut that is NBA 2K?  It needs to be if it wants to stay competitive with the industry.

    Judging from the screen shots the player models look great.  From the beard itself on James Harden to the detailed eye lashes on Anthony Davis.  However, you can tell some of the players did not show up for their face scan over at EA Sports.  Players like DeMar DeRozan and Kyrie Irving look quite awkward, but at the end of the day, it’s all about the gameplay.

    There is news that NBA Live 18 will feature some type of  The ONE game mode which may be a story mode for the video game.  This would be a great mode to get the fans back on Live so they can grow their community.  You can check out the screen shots and even the game mode via YouTube below.

    NBA Live is set to release this Fall in time for the next season.  Let us know your comments on the screens and whether or not you are planning to pick up NBA Live 18 when it drops.

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    NBA 2K18 Cover Athlete Predictions

    May 22nd, 2017

    Last week, NBA 2K18 was revealed to the public with Shaquille O’Neal as the cover athlete for the Legend Editions.  However, another athlete will grace the cover of the standard editions, but who?  Last year, Paul George was on the $59.99 basic version while Kobe Bryant was the face of the Legendary Editions.  If 2K follows the same format this year, who will they choose as the front-runner for the popular franchise?  We give our Top 5 predictions to land the cover for next seasons NBA 2K18.  Let us know if we share the same in the comments below.

    5.  Giannis Antetokounmpo

    2K Rating: 90 OVR

    The Greek Freak!  One of the most improved players this past season was Giannis Antetokounmpo.  He finished the 2016-2017 season averaging 22.9 points, 8.8 rebounds, and dishing out 5.4 assists.  Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd decided to play Giannis at the point-guard position with hefty minutes.  Although his 3-point shooting percentage was at 27.2%, his efficient overall FG% lands at 52.1%.  Not bad for the 22 year old.

    His game continues to grow since his debut in 2014.  Landing the cover of 2K18 would be a surprise for all of us, but he is deserving of it.  The game has evolved into a faster pace with players playing multiple positions.  The 6’11” forward does this on the daily and can play all positions on the floor except for maybe a center.  The way he plays the game defines todays game so perfectly, so seeing him on the cover would be great.

    4. Karl Anthony Towns

    2K Rating: 89 OVR

    The poster child of the 2016 NBA Draft, Karl Anthony Towns.  As the centerpiece of the Minnosota Timberwolves, KAT dominates with the way he plays the game.  As a 7 foot player at the center position, his game is more than just playing big in the post.  He can run the floor at top speed with ease, shoot 36 percent beyond the arc, and also grab 12 rebounds each night.

    Karl is also known to be a great avid player of the 2K series.  During his off nights from the league, Towns plays the game extensively and would be a great ambassador for the game.

    3. Kyrie Irving

    2K Rating: 90 OVR

    Possibly the man with the greatest handles in the history of the game, Kyrie Irving is our number 4 pick.  The Cleveland superstar hit the biggest shot of his life last year in the Finals, resulting the first ring for the franchise.  Commanding the point guard position, NBA 2K would have so many photos to choose from as he is either fading away or creating something out of nothing with his dribbles and magical layups.

    Kyrie would be joining the elite guards who already been on the 2K cover like Stephen Curry, Derrick Rose, and even Magic Johnson.  Adding this to his already championship career would be great for the young guard from Duke.  This past season, he averaged 25.2 points, 5.8 assist, and 3.2 rebounds.  His best season yet.

    Irving represents the 2K brand due to his young game and relentless mentality on court.  He challenges 2K to improve their dribbles as he continues to evolve his handles at the NBA level.

    2. Kawhi Leonard

    2K Rating: 96 OVR

    I know what you’re thinking, Kawhi Leonard isn’t marketable.  Why would Kawhi, the most silent MVP candidate ever, with zero personality on and off the court.  I totally get it.  But 2K Sports have created great marketing campaigns before and I can see them do that with Leonard.  The Spurs had some TV spots and skits with Kawhi that are actually very funny.  Putting him on the cover would result in great television making fun of his quiet demeanor.

    Aside from that, his season has been the best one yet.  Playing both ways on court, offense and defense, Kawhi has lead the Spurs to a winning record along with Coach Pop.  Not to mention a front-runner for this seasons most valuable player player.  The Klaw dominated the Western Conference averaging 25.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 3.5 assists.

    1. Russel Westbrook

    2K Rating: 96 OVR

    One word, Historic.

    I’m sure you have heard enough about this triple-double feat that Russel Westbrook has achieved.  Likely the Most Valuable Player of the 2016-2017 season, the Oklahoma City superstar is highly deserving of the 2K crown.  Now the only legitimate reason that he is not, is the mere fact that he graced the cover of last years NBA Live 16.  Who knows if he still is on contract with EA.  But if not, they got to do it.

    Usually competing companies throw shade at the others cover athlete, but this could be that one exception.  Not only is Russel Westbrook the right decision for the cover, but his presence alone for advertising would be incredible.  Jordan Brand could collaborate with 2K on a special edition sneaker along with the release of the video game.

    Westbrooks relentless style on and off the court could be a highlight of the game.  For the MyPlayer mode, you can add all of Russel Westbrooks wardrobe for your customization.  So many possibilities with Russel on the cover.  Hopefully we get to see who the man will be soon.

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