Seems like we’re not the only ones excited about our two newest brand reps. We’ve been seeing it around the web, and now we’re proud to confirm the announcement of our two newest brand reps: Isaiah Canaan of the Houston Rockets, and Jamaal Franklin of the Memphis Grizzlies.
Following in the footsteps of Lance Stephenson, Isaiah and Jamaal are everything we’re about: hard work, dedication, energy and a love for the game of basketball. Calling Isaiah a little man with a big game is missing the point: last season at Murray State, the two-time OVC Player of the Year scored a point every 36 seconds, so you know he can fill it up.
Meanwhile, Jamaal simply does it all: the 2012 Mountain West Conference Player of the Year led San Diego State in points, rebounds, assists, and steals—he even finished second in blocks, all as the team’s primary ball-handler. Oh, and he also guards three positions with the ferocity of a pit bull off its leash.
They have all the accolades—and there are many still to come—but these two made their names on what doesn’t show up in the box score. Welcome, Isaiah and Jamaal: we can’t wait to see what you’ve got in store.
It’s getting a little breezy outside. It’s getting darker a little earlier. Maybe you need to head home from the playground a little sooner.
But that’s the beauty of fall—when you can’t spend all day on the courts, there’s plenty of ball on the TV. We can’t believe preseason NBA is already in full swing, and even though it’s gonna get serious in a hurry, right now it’s got all the silliness you’d expect from guys just working themselves into game shape.
Metta World Peace brings the kind of crazy that builds team chemistry and will win the Knicks games. In this video, he’s grilling Tim Hardaway, Jr., about the spiritual meaning of a banana, and asking Tyson Chandler about his favorite toes. It’s insane—and we love it.
The Kings may not rack up as many W’s, but they’re gonna have fun either way. Rookie Ben McLemore will be dunking over dozens of opponents this season, but with Patrick Patterson’s help, he actually threw one down over teammate Travis Outlaw.
Videos like THIS are why we do what we do.
FIVE/FIVE is the story of Brandon Todd, a high school and Div. III star in Ohio, who had one dream through it all: to dunk a basketball despite being just 5’5”.
In the mini-documentary, Todd talks about weighing 117 pounds as a high-schooler, and feeling like he didn’t belong on the court. He threw himself into Russian bodybuilding techniques to build up his explosiveness, and after years of training and discipline, he finally threw one down.
“I’m willing to put myself through all this pain and anguish for that one moment to can say, ‘I can do it,’” he said. How’s that for inspiration?