Archive for the ‘Basketball’ Category

Streetball + Hoops + Old Love = Needs Rekindling

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

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horrible summer with not getting out and being active.  with the summer coming to a close… i miss my passion.  i miss the courts.  the courts are calming and it’s my church.  nobody has any problems when they play.  they can’t see outside the lines.  only the things happening inside the lines matter.  you can’t hear the world.  you only hear the game.

fall is upon us.  the evening dew will kill the outdoor game at Simcoe.  the welly will have runs this fall and into the frost and into the snow we will go.

i want the love back.

i will get it.

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rest in peace kirk.

Jordan Eleven’s | GOAT

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

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in 2000, i picked up a pair of size 13 elevens.  i remember when they came out… i was not that much of a fan of them and they grew on me and now i just love them.  they were in the movie space jam.

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i’ve played basketball in them inside and i honestly can’t believe i’ve had them for 17 years.  wtf.

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these were released in 1995.  created by Tinker Hatfield and he wanted to use materials not used in any basketball shoes.  in 1995 they retailed for $124.99 back in the day.  in 2000, i picked them up for two hundred bones.  when money started the season after coming back at the end of the 95 playoffs, the bulls went 72-10 with J in the 11’s.  J won the championship on Father’s Day one year after his father was taken from him.  this shoe was his comeback shoe and sealed his second three-peat.

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my kicks

Nike HyperFuse Supreme | Orange | 2012 | Coming Back Out

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

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Bought these in 2012 and played a whack outside back then and have not worn them since.  I put them away for the future.  I’m going to start wearing them again on the courts and at the gym.  Love how light they are.  Picked up size 14 for these ones.

Going to really step up my “hoops” game and get ready for the summer outdoor season.

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We The North | Round One Is Next

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

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it’s that time.  game 1 is sat and game 2 is tuesday night…

the second season is now starting…

 

last year… i went to game one and i actually made my first video with imovie on my ipod.  it was a fun day downtown with my team peeps

The Baller | She Wishes She Was Taller

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

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so nice to be able to be off work when she is playing in a tourney.  i got to watch 3 games as the bolts played 3 other schools and lost each game.  the other teams had some players that were very skilled for her grade level.  her pg was really good at fishing into the lane where she would turn it over.

boo got some buckets and i can’t wait for her to go to D’OC and have a real coach and have real practices and play more games than just one tourney for the season and play 3 games.

I remember when she was much smaller for the Bolts and I was lucky to be able to catch a game where she took it to the rack below:

 

Two On Two | Fall Outdoor Hoops

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

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Ball season outside is coming to a close.  Last night the dew on the court made it slippery by around 7:30.  Played for a hour.  When I got there… we played some two on two.  I wish I was playing indoors in a league.  With work and my schedule being all over the place… I can’t join a men’s league.  Hopefully I can find some good runs at the YMCA or over at Flemming at the Rec Ctr.

Two on Two | Simcoe & Bethune Courts in Peterborough Ontario from Speed on Vimeo.