I was this close “>” to getting them Air Jordan XI “Playoffs” aka. BREDs during yesterday’s release by Nike. But, no cookie for me. It would’ve been my very first Js. For real.
I never got into the AJ game as I couldn’t afford it going to school. That, and Js won’t do well in Track & Field, and Baseball. As for Basketball back in High School & College, I think the most expensive shoes I’ve worn were them CB34s haha. The price just didn’t justify what I was into during the time; or what I needed more of. A wise friend told me once, trying to put things into perspective cost-wise, “you know how many Del Taco soft tacos you can get with that?“1 =)
After nearly a year since it was doodled and set in Adobe Illustrator, I finally got the huevos to just do it and get them screen-printed. The first batch were done on Purple tees. It felt the text had more pop on that as well.
Since everyone got creative with their own Lakers tee (Freshjive, Undefeated, etc.)… I figure might as well contribute to the fandom. Mind you, this came about at 4pm Pacific; 2-hours before tip-off of Game 6 at Staples Center (were the Lakers faced an elimination of being down, 2 to the Celtics’ 3). Anyways, the dome wanted to contribute with the rally and show some support. So here it is…