Wale is a solid athlete — at least in terms of rappers and entertainers — and is considered a better-than-average artist. But where he really shines is sneakers. The dude is consistently unleashing rare heat before it gets released to the public. Earlier this summer, the rapper posted a photo to Instagram where he’s rocking a pair of the upcoming Nike LeBron 12.
Outside of ‘Bron ‘Bron himself, we haven’t seen these anywhere else. We don’t even have a release date for them yet. But that has never stopped Wale.
Flaunting on Instagram in not-yet-released LeBrons gets you unlimited style points.
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Chad Johnson is back! Sort of. The wide receiver hasn’t been relevant in the NFL for years now, but in case you missed it (and you probably did), Ochocinco is playing for the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes this year. Earlier this month, upon scoring his first touchdown with the team on a 46-yard bomb, Johnson did what he does best. He celebrated.
A bear hug for a referee might be a first for the man who took TD dances to a whole new level, but it certainly lives up to his reputation. You have to respect a guy who can fall so far from grace and yet still be himself, with the willingness to entertain, no matter the costs. Johnson’s skills have predictably eroded over the years, but his style is still as flashy as ever.
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It’s not always about what you do but how you do it. That’s true in all aspects of life, but doubly so when you’re talking about sports and entertainment. Was 2Pac one of the greatest rappers ever because he sold boatloads of records worldwide? No. He was a global icon for what he stood for, for his passion, for everything and everyone he represented.
Each week in Style Points, we’ll count down recent people who took their game and their swagger to another level. Whether it was dropping weight and turning a new page, becoming a Germany legend or pulling off the biggest homecoming in sports history, these five went above and beyond.
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