Wu-Tang estate has teamed up with California streetwear imprint HUF on a capsule collection for 2014 spring/summer. The co-branded collection features a strap-back hat, football jersey, socks and a pair of hiking-inspired HR-1 sneakers. Enlisting black and gold hues synonymous to the iconic hip-hop group, each piece features branding from both sides, alongside the album’s released year and hit single “Protect Ya Neck” accented throughout. The limited edition collection will be available via HUF and Wu-Tang’s online store on February 27 before reaching HUF retailers worldwide from March 1.
NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn and vice president Kiki Vandeweghe acknowledged in a recent interview with ESPN.com that the league office, at least in an exploratory fashion, has weighed expanding the dimensions of the court and the introduction of a 4-point shot.
In a sitdown interview with ESPN’s TrueHoop TV, conducted during All-Star Weekend in New Orleans earlier this month, Thorn and Vandeweghe spoke of both concepts mostly from a hypothetical standpoint, but did concede that the ideas have been presented for discussion at a league level.
The NBA has employed a 94-foot-by-50-foot court since the 1940s. But Vandeweghe — who went to two All-Star Games as a player and most recently served as an executive and head coach with the Nets before joining the league office in 2013 — confirmed that the growing size and ever-increasing athleticism of players today prompted discussion about expanding the playing surface.
“Those seats that are very close to the court are obviously very expensive seats to start out with. And most of them come right up to the floor. So when you start extending the floor, sideways or length — you could probably extend it lengthwise easier than you can sideways. So there are a lot of things you have to look at there.”
The NBA adopted the 3-point shot from the old ABA starting in the 1979-80 season. As for the prospect of a 4-point shot, Thorn said that, too, is “something that’s come up” as an informal proposal.
The mere notion of the NBA someday adopting a 4-pointer is believed to be an offshoot of a famed quote from then-Boston Celtics star Antoine Walker, who reportedly answered a question about why he took so many 3-point shots by saying: “Because there are no 4s.
The Game & Clyde Carson link up for their latest track called Tell That B*tch Drive. Clyde Carson is gearing up for the release of his anticipated project called Playboy, which will be available on iTunes on March 4th.
MMG’s Stalley returns with a brand new visual titled Midwest Blues directed by Jon J. Stalley debut album is expected to hit stores later this year.
Download: Migos – No Label 2
Migos finally release their new project called No Label 2. This mixtape is packed with 25 tracks with guess featuers from Meek Mill, Rich Homie Quan, Machine Gun Kelly, Zaytoven, Metro Boomin, DJ Plugg, and Murda.