The East Coast might be going through one of the worst heat waves of the year, but that won’t stop the most stylish of us from flossing. Remember, it’s never about what you do but how you do it, from the kicks to the style to what you do on the field.
Baseball’s All-Star Game dominated sports water cooler talk last week, and yet we’re betting you missed some of the heat the players were wearing on the field. Everyone from AJ Burnett to David Price brought out some serious heat.
As for many basketball players, the summer is a time to regroup and evaluate what skills need improving. Take Minnesota’s Zach LaVine, for example. Yes, we all know he can dunk. But he has also spent the summer working on his jumper, especially the pull-up, so that he can play off of future superstars Andrew Wiggins and Karl Anthony-Towns more efficiently.
From Cole Beasley showing off his hops to super refreshing and creative minor league baseball uniforms, everyone is flexing their creative juices right now. In this week’s edition of Style Points: Cole Beasley Challenges Odell Beckham Jr. and a Minor League Baseball Team Has the Best Uniforms Ever.
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Beasley might stand just 5-8 but the Dallas Cowboys wide receiver is a ridiculous athlete. So good, in fact, that he’s already comparing himself to Odell Beckham Jr. in a recent Instagram post. The Dallas player called out the Giants star athlete through an impressive double-pump reverse jam. Top that, OBJ.
MLB ALL-STAR GAME CLEATS
For baseball’s midseason classic showcase, everyone was rolling with some heat, from Kris Bryant to a host of guys in the Home Run Derby. Our favorite, though, had to be David Price’s Air Jordan VII cleat, shown below in all of its glory.
According to most basketball experts, Bridges is one of the top prospects in high school basketball right now, a 6-7 stud of a wing player who has attracted the attention of everyone from Indiana to Kentucky to Michigan State to North Carolina. Recently during the 2015 Nike Global Challenge, he showed why. This dude caught a lob off the backboard on the break and…windmilled it. Let that sink in. He hasn’t even started his senior year at Huntington Prep yet and, oh yeah, he’s also a lefty who dunks this with his off hand. Nasty.
Last year’s dunk champ has been working hard this summer, getting his body stronger and his jumper tighter. But throw him into a glorified summer pro-am pickup game and the 6-6 combo guard looks like an NBA monster. Fans in Minnesota have to be excited with all of that young talent on the roster.
Just Blaze deserves major style points on this one. During the making of the “Beautiful Life” video with Statik Selektah, Action Bronson, and Joey BadA$$, the sneakerhead showed just how much he cares about your feelings involving his Yeezys by jumping into the Mediterranean Sea. The fact that he was able to make fun of himself after the fact, considering the entire Internet was pulling out meme after meme, is one thing. But a true shoe lover who doesn’t have a problem getting a little wild with his sneakers on commendable. There are too many of us obsessing over every little crease and dirt stain. Wear your sneakers, people (even when they are the adidas Yeezy Boost 350). Wear them before it’s too late.
Baltimore baseball fans better mark down July 31 in their calendars. That’ll be the night that the team’s minor league affiliate Frederick Keys will be celebrating a ’90s Nickelodeon Night. And get this: they’ll be rocking a full uniforms–including shorts–from the classic show, Rugrats. If I still live in B-More, I would 100 percent be there. Chuckie Finster and the rest of the TV show squad defined childhoods for anyone from my generation…and even if you can’t appreciate the cartoon, I’m sure you have to admit that this is awesome. In a sport that desperately needs to be more flexible with modern culture, a full uniform switch is super refreshing. Have these style points, guys.
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