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Simone Biles Cooks USA Gymnastics Chief For Anti-Kaepernick & Nike Stance

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The entire world flipped on Nike after the company threw its support behind Colin Kaepernick in a new ad campaign that truly got under the skin of folks who misunderstood the purpose of his protests. Simone Biles found herself in the middle of the ongoing debate after she blasted USA Gymnastics President Mary Bono for putting her criticism of Nike out to the public and praising the military, proving she too missed the point of Kap’s kneeling during the National Anthem.

In a tweet that has since been deleted, Bono, who is serving as the interim president and CEO of USA Gymnastics, shared a photo of a pair of Nike golf shoes and the caption explained whose side she’s on perfectly.

“Playing in a charity golf tournament raising money for our Special Forces operators and their families. Unfortunately had these shoes in my bag. Luckily I had a marker in my bag too,” the caption read.

Biles quoted a photo of the tweet, adding in the caption, “Mouth drop. [D]on’t worry, it’s not like we needed a smarter usa gymnastics president or any sponsors or anything.”

Check out the tweets below.

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Method Man Calls For Nike To Put Wu-Tang Dunks Back on the Scene

It is apparent, Wu-brother Method Man understands the detail behind the famed collective’s slogan, “Wu-Tang Forever,” as the titled of their classic sophomore debut. According to Sole Collective, the Hip-Hop icon is putting Nike on the hot seat in request nostalgic released of the sacred and classic “Wu-Tang” Dunk High sneaker.

The Tical rapper was recently spotted on Flight Club’s Instagram stories expressing his concern, highlighting the 25th anniversary of the group’s debut album in lieu of the possible commemorating transaction.

“I ain’t gonna lie. My feelings is hurt,” said Meth. “Being that it’s the 25th anniversary of Wu-Tang, I thought you guys would be more than happy to re-issue a shoe, a limited shoe at that, that sold a lot of pairs.”

The sneaker is reportedly one of the rarest and in-demand rubber-soled shoes among dedicated sneaker collectors. Even though the shoe is currently out of stock, when occasionally available for purchase, the yellow-and-black hued make retails for $15 thousand. The shoe, slated with the classic Wu symbol created by Allah Mathematics, was originally released in 1999 and limited to only 36 pairs, in honor of the groups 36 chambers model.

“I think the fans should holler at Nike and let them know how much we need this shoe back. I don’t even care if it’s a limited release,” Meth continued.

If it were up to any classic Hip-Hop head, the re-release of Wu-Tang dunks is a pretty sound idea for 2018. Especially, with Wu-Tang having their first Billboard single in sixteen years with Logic’s “Wu-Tang Forever” and the coming of a new Hulu series about the group’s Staten Island origins titled “Wu-Tang: An American Saga”, these endeavors only show the importance of keeping the presence and narrative of the classic Hip-Hop elements alive, and the revamping of a beloved retro sneaker would certainly speak volumes.

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Game’s Mini-Me Flexes In New Nike Campaign: “My Baby Out Here Workin”

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West Coast rapper Game is on his proud papa duties. The hip-hop superstar has hit up social media to share pics of his daughter starring in a new Nike campaign.

The Los Angeles native went to Instagram Thursday (October 11) with a slideshot of shots showing Cali Lynn Dream Taylor sporting Nike kicks.

Back in August, Game shared footage of himself on a back to school shopping outing.

The same week, the hip-hop veteran shared hilarious footage of himself and Cali singing to comedian Lil Duval‘s “Smile (Living My Best Life).”

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Method Man Wants Nike To Make These Wu-Tang-Inspired Kicks A Reality

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Wu-Tang‘s Method Man really, really, really wants a fresh pair of Nike kicks turn into a reality. The hip-hop veteran has reached out to the sports apparel giant to encourage production on a pair of Enter the Wu-Tang-inspired sneakers.

Mef hopped on Instagram Wednesday (October 10) to extend his hand to Nike and inspire fans to rally for a pair of sneakers to hit the retail market.

Outside of the Wu, Method Man is reportedly going ghost in a long-awaited sequel to his 2001 How High movie.

Sources close to “How High 2” tell TMZ … the hip-hop duo wasn’t cast in the made-for-TV movie after starring in the original stoner comedy. We’re told the sequel is going to be fundamentally different from the OG version — think sativa vs. indica — because it’s for a television PG-13 audience, and weed legalization has made strides since 2001, when Meth and Red blazed their way through Harvard. Meth and Red are MIA — probably ripping a bong somewhere — but one of the original producers, Shauna Garr, is returning. (TMZ)

A few weeks ago, buzz developed about a much-needed How High sequel going into production.

How High 2, the highly-anticipated sequel to the iconic and outrageous stoner comedy starring Method Man and Redman, began shooting today in Atlanta, with Grammy®-nominated artist Lil Yachty in the lead role. The follow up to the 2001 cult classic is produced by MTV and Universal 1440 Entertainment, the production arm of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. How High 2 will premiere on MTV in 2019. How High 2 chronicles two young “potrepreneurs” on a magical hash-fueled journey to fund their on-demand munchies delivery start-up. Lil Yachty plays “Roger, an entrepreneur and the younger brother of one of the protagonists from the original film.

Back in 2009, comedian Mike Epps talked to SOHH about his disinterest in resurrecting his “Baby Powder” character in a potential How High sequel.

“Yeah, I mean, you know, you know, I’m really, really really trying, no offense to anybody, Redman, Method Man or the project, I’m really trying to move on,” Epps explained. “I’m really trying to get some opportunities where I can really show my acting chops and get some respect. I’m approaching a certain age in my life, you know, some of those roles are kinda like, they’re old for me man. You know what I mean? Those roles are for younger guys that are entering the business now.” (SOHH)

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T.I. Gets Last Laugh At Anyone Upset At Nike’s Colin Kaepernick Campaign

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Grammy-winning rapper T.I. is loving all of the success Nike is enjoying right now. The King of the South has celebrated the iconic sports apparel brand’s stock soaring since launching its new Colin Kaepernick-featured campaign.

Tip went to Instagram this past weekend to geek out over the company’s massive success.

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Earlier this month, NBA champion LeBron James celebrated Nike’s stock price nearing an all-time high.

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As of mid-September, Nike stock went up over $80 for the first-time ever in its history.

Nike stocks closed at $83.47 Thursday for the first time ever just eight days after President Donald Trump declared that the company was “getting absolutely killed” because of “anger and boycotts” over its ad campaign. On Friday, shares closed in regular trading at $83.49, although the stock price slipped a bit in after-hours trading. (Huffington Post)

In addition to the stock leveling up, the iconic brand also experienced a huge jump in Instagram followers courtesy of the Kaepernick ad going viral.

Nike added roughly 170,000 Instagram followers around the timing of the release of its ad campaign, Wedbush Securities analyst Christopher Svezia said in a research note Friday. “Indeed, [Nike] management knows its American consumer well and the campaign featuring Mr. Kaepernick is a positive for the brand and likely its sales,” Svezia said. The company’s shares hit a record high of $83.90 on Thursday. Wedbush placed a 12-month price target of $90 a share on the stock. (CNBC)

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Nike Value Goes Up Nearly $6 Billion Since Colin Kaepernick Announcement, Stock Nears All-Time High

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Sports apparel giant Nike is here to win, win, win, win. The iconic company’s stock has neared an all-time high and increased its value almost to $6 billion since announcing a surprise Colin Kaepernick-featured campaign.

According to reports, Nike is winning across the board with Kaepernick as the face of its Just Do It launch.

Nike shares have surged 36 percent on the year, making the company the top performer on the Dow’s index of 30 blue-chip stocks. The run-up includes a nearly 5 percent increase since Nike’s Labor Day announcement that Kaepernick would be featured in its campaign, adding nearly $6 billion to the company’s market value. The stock continues to hover near an all-time high, which it reached in mid-September only weeks after some Nike customers publicly burned their shoes to express their displeasure at the new ad. (CBS News)

Earlier this month, NBA champion LeBron James celebrated Nike’s stock price nearing an all-time high.

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As of mid-September, Nike stock went up over $80 for the first-time ever in its history.

Nike stocks closed at $83.47 Thursday for the first time ever just eight days after President Donald Trump declared that the company was “getting absolutely killed” because of “anger and boycotts” over its ad campaign. On Friday, shares closed in regular trading at $83.49, although the stock price slipped a bit in after-hours trading. (Huffington Post)

In addition to the stock leveling up, the iconic brand also experienced a huge jump in Instagram followers courtesy of the Kaepernick ad going viral.

Nike added roughly 170,000 Instagram followers around the timing of the release of its ad campaign, Wedbush Securities analyst Christopher Svezia said in a research note Friday. “Indeed, [Nike] management knows its American consumer well and the campaign featuring Mr. Kaepernick is a positive for the brand and likely its sales,” Svezia said. The company’s shares hit a record high of $83.90 on Thursday. Wedbush placed a 12-month price target of $90 a share on the stock. (CNBC)

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‘Black-Ish’ Actress Jennifer Lewis Rocks Full Nike Gear At The Emmys

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Colin Kaepernick and Nike caused quite a stir with its recent “Just Do It” campaign featuring the free agent quarterback and activist, drawing a fine line between his supporters and NFL fans with an ax to grind. Black-ish actress Jennifer Lewis appeared at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards fully decked out in Nike apparel in clear support of Kap and his message.

Variety reports:

Broadway actress and “Black-ish” star Jenifer Lewis wore a custom Nike sweater with the brand’s emblem on the Emmys red carpet in support of Colin Kaepernick.

“I am wearing Nike to applaud them for supporting Colin Kaepernick and his protest against racial injustice and police brutality,” she told Variety on the carpet.

She explained that she was wondering, “What can I do? What can I do that’s meaningful? I’ll wear Nike. I’ll wear Nike to say thank you. Thank you for leading the resistance! We need more corporate America to stand up also.”

Nike’s new iteration of its “Just do it” ad campaign features the NFL free agent with the caption: “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.”

Of course, this means the white folks who already don’t watch Black-ish will try to own the Libs and call for another struggle boycott that’ll fizzle out.

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Jennifer Lewis Rocked Nike at Emmys Red Carpet in Support of Colin Kaepernick

The legendary Jennifer Lewis made a bold, chic statement during her red carpet appearance at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

Bows, plunging, and bright colors were definitely the wave for last night’s ceremony, but Black-ish star, Jennifer Lewis, rocked a Nike ensemble in support of the company’s decision to feature Colin Kaepernick.

“I am wearing Nike to applaud them for supporting Colin Kaepernick and his protest against racial injustice and police brutality,” Lewis said on the red carpet.

In case you missed it, Nike caused an uproar after they unveiled their ad campaign for the 30th anniversary of their “Just Do It” slogan, starring the former 49ers quarterback. Many people, including President Donald Trump, thought the sports brand was sending a bad message and opted to boycott and burn their Nike items.

Jennifer Lewis said she came up with the idea when thinking about doing something “meaningful.”

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#JustDoIt: Nike Stock Hits All-Time High Despite MAGA White Rage

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Despite an initial dip, Nike is winning now after revealing the new Just Do It ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick.

Looks like those MAGA idiots burning their Nike sneakers and cutting the Swoosh off their socks and other clothing items is not having the effect they hope it would on the sportswear brand. After the orange menace, Donald Trump asked what was Nike thinking? And then proclaiming the iconic sportswear brand “is getting absolutely killed with anger and boycotts,” Nike’s shares have hit an all-time high closing at $83.47 on Thursday.

Early data from Edison Trends shows Nike’s sales are tracking well above last year despite the white rage that was on full display upon the Kaepernick led ad campaign. After scanning 200 receipts from online retailers, Edison discovered Nike sales were 22 percent higher on the Tuesday following the day after the ad was first revealed to the world eclipsing the numbers on the same day back in 2017.

Wednesday sales were 42 percent higher and Thursday 23 percent higher remaining well above the figures from 2017 through the end of the week. Edison does point out that these trends are incomplete and that they only offer a glimpse of those who purchased Nike goods to support the campaign following its release. So it doesn’t reflect those who plan to boycott the company over time.

That still won’t stop us from basking in the salty white tears from those upset at this news at the moment. So to all of those out there buying Nike products to make a hater mad, continue to Just Do It for the culture.

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Nike releases the Nike Air Presto Mid x ACRONYM ®

First released in 2016, the Nike Air Presto Mid x ACRONYM® echoes Errolson Hugh’s utility-focused design ethos. The zippered collar allows for easy on and easy off functionality, while the mix of classic mesh upper and midfoot overlays evolves the support structure of the original 2000 Presto.

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For the second trio of Nike Air Presto Mid x ACRONYM® releases, Hugh pulls a bold, tech-inspired colour and graphic scheme. This provides the silhouette a new twist — one connected to the current “visual projects” Hugh is undertaking by twisting his brand’s signature “A” into a camouflage pattern (similar to what was employed on the recent VaporMax Moc 2 x ACRONYM®).

About ACRONYM®
Known for its technical experimentations, ACRONYM® is devoted to creating problem-solving garments that improve functionality for the urban environment. Since its inception, the brand, led by co-founder Errolson Hugh, has pushed aesthetic boundaries while remaining acutely aware of wearers’ needs.

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Hugh’s work with Nike is no different — each project assesses a discrete problem and finds plausible solution. Over the years, his hand has been clear in the on-going ACG collaboration and four distinct footwear designs: the Lunar Force 1 (2015), the much-lauded Presto (2016), the AF1 Downtown (2017) and the VaporMax (2018).

About the Presto
Originally released in 2000, and dubbed a “T-Shirt for the foot,” the Presto is the culmination of a four-year project by Nike designer Tobie Hatfied focused on redefining fit. His answer, ultimately, was the employment of a spacer mesh, a material used primarily in the medical industry. Spacer mesh is not only highly breathable, but it can also stretch in every direction.

The full history of the Presto is found here.

The Nike Air Presto Mid x ACRONYM® will be available on 20th September via Supply in three colour ways; Cool Grey/Black, White Dynamic Yellow/Black and Racer Pink with Photo Blue/White/Black.











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