The long awaited start of the 2015 NBA Finals is finally here, and the Golden State Warriors will host the Cleveland Cavaliers for a pivotal Game 1. A match-up few predicted at the inception of the season — but now love to claim that they did — properly places the two best teams, head-to-head, in one of the most unpredictable Finals in recent years. That unpredictability is largely based in the fact that the Warriors and Cavs do two completely different things, with two completely different superstars, and with two completely “green” head coaches. But nonetheless, we think we’ve figured out what to watch for in the Finals. And believe it or not, we might be right.
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Nike celebrate the 30th anniversary of this iconic basketball shoe with a Gym Red iteration of the Nike Dunk High Lux SP. Featuring a slimmer profile, streamlined look and slimmed out toe box, the shoe takes on a more luxury look and is endowed with a comfortale Lunarlon insole. A paneled upper, crafted from full red leather, with the iconic Swoosh and NIKE branding on the tongue and heel in white complete an eye-catching and vibrant shoe. The Nike Dunk High Lux SP in Gym Red will be available from UK retailer FootPatrol on June 4.. Source: Hype Beast
XXL has revealed its 2015 Freshman Class, which includes 10 up-and-coming rappers whom the mag features on a cover titled “Built To Win.”
After months of deliberation, the 2015 Class includes Fetty Wap, K Camp, OG Maco, Raury, Shy Glizzy, Vince Staples, and GoldLink, alongside female picks, DeJ Loaf and Timbaland protégée Tink.
G-Unit member Kidd Kidd nabs the fan-voted 10th spot.
According to XXL, choosing the list is an eight-month process, in which editors listen to new music and meet and interviews hundreds of potential Freshmen.
The XXL 2015 Freshman Class issue hits newsstands June 30.
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CLOUT Magazine and paralyzed artist, Benny DIAR both just released new logo hoodies and T-shirts in both men’s and women’s. The Benny DIAR logo was originally designed by Sean Barton, and each garment also has ‘BUSY LIVING’, 3″ wide, on the sleeve on the hoodies and on the top back the T-shirts. The CLOUT header logo was originally designed by S.Faustina. These new releases are now available HERE. Use Discount Code BENNYDIAR20 for 20% off your entire order..
If you’re familiar with the case of the West Memphis Three, you’ll be aware that attempting to condense the complexity, length, and injustice of it all into a few paragraphs is near impossible. If you’re unfamiliar with it, then watching the excellent Paradise Lost trilogy of documentaries—as well as Amy Berg’s equally fantastic West of Memphis—serves as a good introduction to this astonishing story.
In short, the West Memphis Three are Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley, Jr. They were three boys from West Memphis, Arkansas, aged between 16 and 18, who in 1993 were arrested and convicted for the murder and sexual mutilation of three eight-year-old boys—Steve Branch, Michael Moore, and Christopher Byers. Due to the apparent acts of mutilation it was accused that what had taken place was in fact a satanic ritual—human sacrifices. The pressure on the police to solve the heinous crime was huge, which, combined with the town having a history of supposed witchcraft and satanic practices, left a community shattered and in terrifying fear. Echols, Misskelley, and Baldwin were picked up as they were known friends and were into what a lot of alienated teenagers were into: heavy metal, wearing black, being left alone, and doing their own thing.
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