Michael Jordan is one of the most iconic sports figures in history, and has build a brand around his name. Unfortunately, he doesn’t own the rights to it in China.
Back in 2012, he filed a lawsuit against a company called Qiaodan Sports, claiming it had built a business around his Chinese name and iconic “23” jersey number without his permission.. Article continued at Baller Status..
Erected earlier this week in Shanghai’s bustling Huangpu district, Brooklyn contemporary artist Brian Donnelly, better known as KAWS, ventured to the heart of Middle Kingdom for his latest undertaking. Following the showing of “CLEAN SLATE” last year at Hong Kong’s Harbour City,KAWS brings his concept to the mainland, debuting the project to the Chinese audience for the first time in the lead up to a more comprehensive exhibition in 2017. Partnering up with fashion mainstay Lane Crawford and curating company AllRightsReseved, “CLEAN STATE” features a mammoth rendering of the Companion holding two smaller counterparts. “In the past, my sculptures have been mostly a one-to-one relationship with the viewer, this time I think the conversation moves more inward.” KAWS said. Having built a loyal following for his contribution in the realms of vinyl toys — working closely with MEDICOM TOY — and streetwear (founding the now defunct label Original Fake), KAWS continues to reinvent his mascot the Companion in various shapes and mediums, taking to global landmarks across the world. Here, KAWS lets us in on the meaning (or the lack of) behind his latest presentation and speaks on how “CLEAN SLATE” came to fruition.. Article continued at coac Hype Beast..
New Sports Illustrated (@SInow) cover: No one in the NBA gets hotter faster than @Warriors’ @StephenCurry30
No shooter in the NBA can get hot like Stephen Curry. The NBA’s MVP averaged 23.8 points, 7.7 assists and 4.3 assists while setting a league-record for 3-point makes in a season, and his playoff heroics have Golden State nearing a title.
But can the 27-year-old sharpshooter and the Warriors end four decades of disappointment and bring the Bay Area its first pro basketball championship since 1975? If Curry’s hot hand is any indication, Golden State’s opponents may be in for a rough ride.
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Twenty years ago, Leo Fitzpatrick played Telly—New York’s scariest teenage Casanova—in Larry Clark’s Kids. Since then he’s snatched up some pretty coveted acting gigs in things like Bully and The Wire—both of which are cult classics in their own right.
But acting isn’t Leo’s main priority these days…. Article continued at VIBE..