BuzzFeed has an awesome step-by-step breakdown, in .gifs, of what is correctly identified as the essence of A.I. basketball. Incorrectly identified, however, is the dead spirit of Philly-era Iverson. If Philly A.I. is dead, long live Philly A.I.
Until I am a baller f’real I am forced to suppress my inner sneaker freak, but Pete’s tweet this morning sent me clicking after my favorite new/vintage basketball sneaks, and sad to say, I rarely see a women’s basketball shoe I like. They’re all extremes, bluntly macho or effete and girly. Men’s basketball sneaks, on the other hand, are all about aesthetic diversity. I mean, look at these throwback Mutombos. Unisex hotness.