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"My games tighter than your mom's wig!"
"My game's butta, you're toast."
"My game and your momma...they're both PHAT."
Remember these? Because as ballers of the late 90's we sure do. That's why when AND1 invited us to check out the unveiling of their sneakers for the upcoming 2014-15 basketball season we pounced on the opportunity.
Upon entering the Corner Pocket suite in New York's Carlton Hotel, there was a buzz in the air that signaled the next generation of AND1 has arrived. The one-time sneaker home of Stephon Marbury is now home to fellow New York legends like Lance Stephenson and Rafer "Skip to My Lou" Alston, as well as young up-and-comers like Oklahoma City's Mitch McGary. With the full roster of AND1 athletes on hand, the sneaker world gathered in the intimate 12th floor space to get a look at the company's latest NBA on on court sneaker, the Xcelerate mid.
You know that a sneaker is a big deal when it is taking attention away from Bobby Shmurda remixes and focusing it all on itself, which is exactly what the unveiling of the Xcelerate did. Slated to be worn by Stephenson on court for his debut season in Charlotte, the sneaker was showcased in numerous colorways that were ogled over by members of the sneaker community. To us, the real star of the evening was a "white/green/yellow" colorway that is set to make its debut around All-Star weekend in February.
As a company that is not one to forget its roots, AND1 also unveiled three new colorways of their famous Tai Chi sneakers, titled the Killer B's pack, which as you could expect brought the heat.
Check out photos from the event below and keep it with Sneaker Report for details regarding the release of the AND1 Xcelerate mid.
Stephen Fiorentine is a freelance writer from Long Island. He loves his New York Giants and Yankees, as well as Cool Ranch Doritos. Follow him on Twitter.