Tag Archives: Sports

Adidas x Parley For The Oceans

Sustainability meets performance. Introducing the upcoming collab between Parley For The Oceans and Adidas. The idea; to work on preventing plastic from entering the oceans, and instead, to turn it into high performance sportswear (track spikes in this case). It will be known as “Adidas Prime SP Parley”.

 

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The upper is made with recycled Parley ocean plastics and placed on a laser-welded frame to reduce weight. No release date as yet, but rest assured knowing that we got you.

Safe.

 

Joshua vs Klitschko

It’s almost that time, the time for a heavyweight great to get exposed. Joshua is the favourite going into the fight but has never really been tested by a great of the sport before, Wladimir Klitschko. With so much more experience than AJ it is going to be extremely difficult to call. All we hoping for is for a bout that gives us something more than the Haye/Bellew fight.

The magnitude of the fight does not just extend to the fact that they are both exceptional boxers but because if AJ wins this he can finally get our respect. Yes, 18 bouts, 18 KO’s…this means nothing if he is not beating greats, which I think we all know he can and should do. Exciting fight ahead of us…who’s your money on?

Safe.

MLB and African History Made

For the first time ever, Africa has a representative in the American Major League Baseball. Gift Ngoepe who was signed in 2008 by Indianapolis Indians at the age of 18, is not the first South African to sign a professional contract but is thee first to actually play an MLB game.

Seems to be that he has been impressing in the lower leagues with his stats.  Baseball America rated him as the “Best Defensive Infielder” in the Pirates minor league system each of the last five seasons (2013-2017). Not bad chief. We’ve got no doubt that he’s going to do the continent proud (he already has though).

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Future MVP

Giannis Antetokounmpo. 

Let that name marinate (if you can pronounce). Learn that name. Keep it in your vocabulary. This beast is going to be MVP of the NBA and I dare you to argue with me. It’s inevitable. Leading The Bucks in points, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals. The Greek Freak does it all. 

The reason for this claim (not a big one I don’t think) is not just because of this young man’s stat line, but instead it is because of what he is doing against the best in the world. Never shy of going head-to-head with the best (and dominating them most of the time), we can’t deny this man’s talent and work rate.

Watch him dominate against the Raptors in the current 2017 1st Round Playoffs.

Safe.

Le Coq Sportif

Le Coq Sportif, translated into “The Athletic Rooster”, is a French company who’s products range from sports footwear to accessories to sports wear. They are on Renny’s radar, not because of their revolutionary technology in sportswear like Adidas or Nike, but instead because of the crossover between casual wear and sports wear. They’ve been doing it for years now. You can watch a Richard Gasquet (sponsored by Le Coq) tennis match, and I wouldn’t blame you if you thought that he was dressed for a day out in town. 

Dripping with swagger from the 80’s especially in the era when they sponsored FIFA World Cup winning teams such as Italy in 1982, and Argentina in 1986. They have always been there. And one of my favourite pieces from Le Coq’s attire is even yellow believe it or not (insert Tour De France joke here). 

Stay “coolen”. 

Salute. 

Top 5

In light of the NBA Playoffs beginning recently, Renny Man looks at who they think the top 5 basketball players in the world currently are. Now if you thinking that we are going to have Russell Westbrook and James Harden fighting for the number one spot…you are mistaken. This list is not about who are the best offensive players, but it is about who are the best all-round ballers…doing it on both sides of the court.

  1. James Harden

Even though we all know Harden is a below par defender, we can not ignore what he is doing for the Rockets on the offensive side. A record breaking year, Harden will not be ignored (even though Westbrook racked up 42 triple-doubles), he was on a winning team; much thanks to him as well.

  1. Draymond Green

A bit of a surprise entry on our list to the avid ball viewer. The reason that Draymond is on this list at number four is because he is the heartbeat of arguably the best team in the world. We saw how the Warriors struggled last year in the finals when he was suspended. He does it all; buckets, dimes, blocks, steals etc. at the highest levels. Scared of no-one and making sure that the league is aware of his influence.

  1. Russell Westbrook

42…that’s all I really need to say. The most intense and energetic player since Jordan. He’s had a mammoth year and he is holding no prisoners. Incredible year and much deserved MVP, but unfortunately does not make the top 2. Second spot is for…

  1. Kawhi Leonard

Give this man the superstar status. We all should’ve known that he was going to be great when Popovich made the Spurs big 3 take a back seat for him. And who could forget about The Finals MVP that he more than deservedly claimed in 2014. He is not a stat machine like Harden and Westbrook but when the pressure is on you want him guarding the oppositions best player; 1 through to 5. Easily is the greatest defender of his generation.

  1. Lebron James

Is this one even a debate? It’s King James. The rest of the league can do what they want to do during the regular season. Kudos. But we all know who the playoffs belong to. He has made an appearance in the last 6 finals and had the best all-round stats in a final ever in 2016. It would’ve been sheer disrespect if he wasn’t number 1. The Goat. Watch him throw that powder up.

Salute.

Kappa’s Back

Turning 100 years old last year, as they were founded as a sock and underwear company back in 1916. This Turin based company has been in the forefront of combining fashion and sport. Nowadays all the big companies are aware of the need to not only focus on the sport side of production but to also push the fashion side.

Kappa sponsored some of the best football teams in the world such as local club Juventus, and Netherland’s based club, Ajax Amsterdam. These are some of the most recognized and respected clubs in the world. So why is Kappa not as prominent as it once was? Why are people not rocking the label which is the epitome of Italian cool anymore? Answer: They are again.

In ’84 we had 100m World Champion Carl Lewis donning Kappa on the track, in 2017 we’ve got Lewis Hamilton. It’s clear to see that Kappa align themselves with winning again. Stay woke.

Salute.