NBL releases second statement regarding Illawarra Hawks’ ownership situation

The NBL has released a follow-up statement to the seemingly developing situation surrounding the ownership of the Illawarra Hawks. An initial statement released by the league somewhat downplayed the initial reports of LaMelo Ball and his manager buying the club, it was quite easy to decipher the tea leaves and grasp that something may be afoot Below is the latest from the league: The NBL has taken back the licence for the Illawarra Hawks after the club was placed into voluntary administration. Hungry Jack’s NBL Owner and Executive Chairman Larry…

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Illawarra Hawks release statement regarding ownership

Thursday it was reported by ESPN and multiple outlets, including this one, that the youngest of the Ball brothers, LaMelo, along with his manager Jermaine Jackson, had purchased the Illawarra Hawks, the NBL Melo played for this past season. However in the words of the great Lee Corso, “not so fast my friend”, as this statement released by the Hawks , while not refuting those initial reports, it ,at the very least ,indicates there is something happening with Illawarra’s ownership status: The NBL would like to clarify the current situation…

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An initial look at the Stray Rats x New Balance 827

Stray Rats and New Balance have teamed up to birth this 827. It sports a combination upper of brown mesh overlaid by suede of the same hue. The purple New Balance branding on the lateral side is bordered in red while green piping at key points throughout the upper with “Stray Rats” branding wrapping the heels. This upper sits atop an olive, Abzorb-containing midsole. The Stray Rats x New Balance 827 is expected to release in May. Stray Rats x New Balance 827 May 2020

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“Metallic Silver” Air Jordan 1 could return this summer

Back in 2001, when Air Jordan 1 releases actually were rare enough to have some meaning, a Japan-exclusive dropped that was limited to just 2001 pairs. It appears that a visually similar pair to that 2001 pair is going to return in 2020, but a major difference is the “NIKE AIR” branding that will be present on this version. At this juncture there is no specific release date known but speculation places these as a potential summer 2020 release, however with dates constantly getting changed, this is a guess at…

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LaMelo Ball and manager purchase NBL team

LaMelo Ball is not yet in the NBA, but that hasn’t stopped him from making moves or planning for his life post-playing career. The youngest and most talented of the Ball brothers and projected top-3 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft( whenever that will be) along with his manager, Jermaine Jackson ( no, not that Jermaine Jackson) purchased the Illawarra Hawks of Australia’s National Basketball League. Ball played for the Hawks this past season. Before his season was cut short due to a foot injury, Ball averaged 17.0 points, 7.5…

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“Top 3” Air Jordan 5 Release pushed back

In what has become a recurring theme, we have an Air Jordan’s release date pushed to a point further in the future than was originally anticipated. As has been the case with several others, so is now the case with the “Top 3” Air Jordan 5. The amalgamation of the “Black Metallic”; “Grape” and “Fire Red” colorways into a single look was initially set to drop May 16, then that got moved to May 30 and now the latest postponement moves the sneaker’s release to some time in June Air…

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Statement from NBL owner Larry Kestelman and commissioner Jeremy Loeliger

From nbl.com.au: A message from NBL Owner and Executive Chairman Larry Kestelman and NBL Commissioner Jeremy Loeliger: These are unprecedented and challenging times and, like all of you, our simple wish is that we all get through it as safely and quickly as possible. Sport is an important part of people’s lives, but at this critical time, we are very aware of putting things in perspective and that the health and safety of each and every one of our families, friends and the wider community should be everybody’s number one…

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“Flint” Air Jordan 13 release postponed

If you have been anticipating the retail return of the “Flint” Air Jordan 13 will have to wait a little longer. That is because this is the latest Air Jordan to see its debut or return pushed further into the future. The Flints were initially set to make its fourth retail run ( previous ones were its in original 1998 release followed by retros in 2005 and 2010) April 18, but is now scheduled to release May 30. More information on the latest developments regarding this shoe will be provided…

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“Lakers” Nike Kobe 5 Protro postponed

The “Lakers” Kobe 5 Protro was due to release April 1, but like many other shoes we have covered, has had its released postponed in lieu of the COVID-19 situation. At this juncture the new release date has not been announced but we will provide it once that information avails itself.

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“Command Force” Nike Lebron 17: Official Images

The “Command Force” Lebron 17 continues a tradition of paying homage to classic Nike silhouettes, in this case being the Nike Air Command Force. The white knit upper gives way to a multicolor pattern that wraps the foot. On the tongue is “LEBRON” in the same font used on the original Command Force. The white speckled midsole that sits below this upper houses the Zoom Max unit, while a translucent outsole rounds out the aesthetic. The “Command Force” Nike Lebron , barring any delays is scheduled for an April 17…

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