Apr 23, 2014
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Posts tagged: Patrick Ewing

Fashion Fridays: Ewing Hi-Tops Inna Jamaican Colorway

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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“Fashion Friday” is just about over, but when we get news like this we have to stop what we’re doing just to tell you about it: Ewing Athletics, basketball great Patrick Ewing’s newly-revived and highly classic sneaker brand, has just released pics of its classic ’33′ hi-tops in Jamaican colorways. The black, gold and green on white sneakers are, of course, an homage to the former New York Knicks star’s Jamaican roots: Ewing originally hails from Kingston. The shoes are set for a February release, according to The Sole Collector.

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Toppa Top 50: Fifty Great Jamaicans


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Fashion Fridays: Ewing Athletics Returns

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Jamaican-born NBA star Patrick Ewing wasn’t only a dominant center in the late ’80s and early ’90s, he was also the face of one of the era’s definitive  sneaker brands. “Ewings” were like the hood version of Jordans, off-brand enough to be bought at a discount but cool enough to earn your peers’ admiration on the playgound, and a lot easier to find on the Ave. than at Foot Locker in the mall! After nearly 20 years of dormancy, Ewing Athletics is set to make its return to the market next month, with four colorways of the classic high-top “33 Hi.” Check out some vintage flicks from Ewing Athletics’ heyday below, and stay tuned to their site for updates on more releases.

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Easy Star: Jamaican Roy Hibbert Named to NBA’s All-Star Game

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Large up Jamaican Indiana Pacers player Roy Hibbert on being named to this year’s NBA All-Star game. The 7-foot-tall center is having a breakout season, averaging 13.6 points and 10 rebounds a game for the second place Pacers. Before the season started, we named him No. 7 on our Toppa Top 10 list of Caribbean NBA players, but he’s easily moved up in that ranking.

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Samuel Dalembert steps up for Haiti

Words by Jesse Serwer

As Large Up’s resident basketball head, Gravy asked me to speak a little piece about Samuel Dalembert, the Haitian hoops star who’s stepped up MASSIVELY for his homeland these last few days. You may have heard about how the Philly center grabbed 21 rebounds against the Knicks Tuesday night just hours after learning of the earthquake and desperately attempting to charter a plane to Haiti, or his pledge to match all donations to relief efforts made by fans at last night’s game against the Sacramento Kings. But long before this week’s devastation, the Port-Au-Prince native was already giving back to his homeland through his philanthropic organization, the Samuel Dalembert Foundation, and trips like this one in 2007:

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