Adidas is full of S—t

Last month we reported on Mark King, the president of Adidas’ North American operations saying that should Colin Kaepernick get signed by an NFL team, the brand would want to sign him. King said of Adidas: We’re not in the business of activism, we’re in the business of sport. But allowing our athletes to tell their story, it’s really important to us.” “We love athletes that have a platform to make the world a better place. If they’re an activist in a way that brings attention to something that moves…

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All-NBA Teams Announced today

The 3 All-NBA teams were announced by the league earlier today and here is how they shook out: First team LeBron James, F James Harden, G Anthony Davis, F/C Damian Lillard,G Kevin Durant, F Second Team Giannis Antetokounmpo, F Russell Westbrook, G Joel Embiid, C LaMarcus Aldridge, F/C DeMar DeRozan, G Third Team Stephen Curry, G Victor Oladipo, G Karl-Anthony Towns, F/C Jimmy Butler, F/G Paul George,F All-NBA Teams Announced. Strange – no Bulls here pic.twitter.com/REXA8Pu24y — Will Gottlieb (@wontgottlieb) May 24, 2018

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Police involved in investigating robbery of Yeezys

The latest entry in the seemingly never-ending chronicling the soft underbelly of the sneaker world takes us to Methuen, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 50,000 people in Essex County. Police in the Massachusetts community are seeking two suspects in connection with a robbery of two people, 18 and 16,  engaging in a transaction regarding two pairs of Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2. According to the police, one of the victims was selling the sneakers to the other victim in a car when they were robbed at knife point. Methuen Police…

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Adidas North America President: If a team signs Colin Kaepernick, we want him

During question-and answer session Adidas’ North American President said the athletic company is interested in signing former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick–as soon as he signs with an NFL team. Mark King, President of Adidas’ North American operations said Friday in a Q&A at Arizona State University’s Global Sport Summit that Adidas doesn’t want to appear that it is “taking advantage of this noise or interest that he had generated. If he signs on a team, we would definitely want to sign him.” King also had this to say:…

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Fat Joe’s former business partner in NY sneaker shop pleads guilty to wire fraud

Scott Spina, or Scotty Kickz as he is known in the sneaker world pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and was looking at up to 20 years in Federal Prison according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office statement. Spina made the admission Tuesday that he’d stolen customers’ credit card information. Scotty Kickz Is Teaming Up W/ Fat Joe For A Sneaker Store https://t.co/kK2Yjytx1l pic.twitter.com/oNAI7s9aYk — SneakerWatch (@sneakerwatchcom) July 23, 2016 The 20-year -old New Jersey man who had entered the sneaker business through selling sneakers online and through getting…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Robbers take Air Jordans, shoot man with flare gun

The latest in our long line of leather and rubber inspired lunacy comes from from Buffalo, NY. According to police there, robbers clad in black ensembles robbed a man of his Air Jordans and then shot him with a flare gun. The victim told police that early Easter morning, 2:50 A.M., men unknown to him used force to swipe his sneakers. After he’d given up the kicks, one of the thieves shot him in the leg with a flare gun. The victim was treated at Eric County Medical Center. The…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Ohio Man Shot and robbed of Yeezys

Our latest episode of leather and rubber inspired madness takes us to Cleveland, Ohio where a man’s attempt to sell two pairs of Yeezys went horribly wrong. A Parma, Ohio man traveled to Cleveland to meet someone with which he arranged to sell two pairs of Adidas Yeezy sneakers through text messaging. The agreed on price was $800, thought the shoes are valued at $450 each. The gentleman from Parma and his cousin met the buyers near an apartment complex. According to the police report, one of the buyers claimed…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Two Men. Attacked and Stabbed by 5; One has sneakers stolen

For our latest reporting of sneaker-inspired deparavity, we return to Brooklyn, N.Y. , where five ruffians ( four men and a woman) stabbed two men, robbing one of them of their sneakers. According to police, earlier this month the suspected attackers stabbed the two men, aged 21 and 28 respectively, multiple times at approximately 6:30 on March 24. One of the men was stabbed in the back and torso and the other victim was stabbed in the leg and torso. Both men were taken to a local hospital. The NYPD…

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Damian Lillard’s half brother shot in Portland

Damian Lillard’s half brother was shot multiple times Thursday night in the parking lot of a Portland shopping mall. Shooting investigation at Clackamas Town Center. Deputies say 3 men got into a fight & 1 was shot last night. Victim ID’ed as 20 y/o Jahrell Lillard – brother of @Dame_Lillard of #PDX @trailblazers. (Pics courtesy of Vince Kramer) pic.twitter.com/0mTsViAcEo — Tyler Dumont FOX 12 (@TylerDumontNews) March 30, 2018 Jahrell Lillard told police he was shot as he was walking to his car. After being struck by the gunfire, he fled…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Teen arrested for stealing Yeezys

Our continual narrative of how sneakers can cause people to lose the ability to make quality decisions takes us to Brooklyn,NY where two teens decided that the best way to get a pair of Adidas Yeezys was to merely steal a pair. A 16-year-old an as yet-to-be identified accomplice arranged an 11:33 am meeting with a 36-year woman to buy the sneakers. The youths initially tried to pay for the sneakers with $400 worth of cash but when the seller/victim seemed to question the authenticity of the bills, the teens…

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