Posts Tagged ‘Rip Hamilton’

Rip Hamilton Has More Jordans Than You

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — I know a lot of people who collect sneakers, neatly stacking boxes on boxes on boxes in their closets, never even touching the boxes for fear of lessening the value of the kicks. I get that, I do, but I am not one of those people. I will admit that yes, I have spent an asymmetric amount of my disposable income through the years on shoes, but I actually wear them instead of collecting them. What are shoes for if not to be worn?

Sure, basketball shoes are fully functional, a tool used by basketball players to optimize their ability to play the game. But to some of us, they can also be an objet d’art, a beautiful combination of leather and rubber and whatever else that not only looks terrific, but also says something about you, the shoe-wearer.

Bulls G Rip Hamilton has been down with Jordan Brand for as long as I can remember (and that’s a long time). As one of the brand’s signature athletes, he has long rocked an array of classic Jordans on the court, as well as peppering his social media feeds with peeks at his extensive collection. But for a recent “throwback Thursday,” or #tbt as the kids online call it, Rip Hamilton posted a photo that has had sneakerheads drooling.

As Hamilton said, “Had to many sneakers in the crib had to fill up 2 u-hauls to put them in another spot.” So remember that this is ostensibly just half of his collection.

Next time your parents or girlfriend/boyfriend/wife/husband complains that you have too many shoes, show them this picture:


(via Instagram)

Bragging Rights Bracket: No. 1 UConn vs. No. 4 USC

by Micah Hart

For the complete Bragging Rights rules and to vote for other matchups, click here. In this matchup the UConn Huskies, a top seed with 11 NBA players to choose from, take on the USC Trojans. Veal Scalabrine for everyone!


UConn Huskies

Starters (all stats per 48 minutes):

Ray Allen, Celtics: 23.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 0.2 blocks, 1.4 steals
Ben Gordon, Pistons: 21.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 0.4 blocks, 1.1 steals
Emeka Okafor, Hornets: 15.8 points, 14.6 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 2.8 blocks, 0.7 steals
Rudy Gay, Grizzlies: 23.8 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.3 blocks, 2.0 steals
Rip Hamilton, Pistons: 24.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 0.0 blocks, 1.2 steals

Missed the cut: Caron Butler, Mavericks (injured); Charlie Villanueva, Pistons; A.J Price, Pacers; Hilton Armstrong, Hawks; Hasheem Thabeet, Rockets; Jeff Adrien, Warriors

Team synopsis: Wow. A dynamite scoring team for the boys from Storrs. This team is sort of the anti-LSU — all guard play with only Emeka there to patrol the paint. No real headaches in trying to determine their best lineup, though I suppose one could argue a spot for Charlie V due to UConn’s lack of size. Caron Butler would be in over Ben Gordon if healthy, but he’s missed too much time this year to be eligible. How you would stop Allen and Hamilton, two of the best shooters of all-time coming off screens, is anyone’s guess.  (more…)