Nike Air Max Sweep Thru – Amar’e Stoudemire Road PE

Nike Air Max Sweep Thru – Amar’e Stoudemire Road PE

words // Luis Sanchez

For years, Amar’e Stoudemire has been one of the biggest names to represent Nike Basketball. Hitting the court in a variety of notable Nike Basketball shoes throughout his career, Amar’e is finally treated to his own signature style known as the Air Max Sweep Thru. Recently arriving at Eastbay in several impressive colorways, the Nike Air Max Sweep Thru is now also up for grabs in Amar’e’s very own New York Knicks road colorway.

A premium black suede builds most of their upper, while a team orange and royal camo-print covers the Air Max Sweep Thru’s unique cross-strap system. Team orange also handles the Swoosh and tongue branding, while the unique camo-print makes one last appearance along the liner. A white outsole sits below, working together with a royal outsole and heel Air bag.

The Amar’e Stoudemire Knicks’ road colorway of the Nike Air Max Sweep Thru is now available for purchase from Eastbay.

Available now: Nike Air Max Sweep Thru – Amar’e Stoudemire

Nike Air Max Sweep Thru – Amar’e Stoudemire Home PE

Nike Air Max Sweep Thru – Amar’e Stoudemire Home PE

words // Brandon Richard

This past summer, New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire signed a new multi-year deal with Nike, continuing a relationship that has been in place since he entered the league in 2002. As a result of that new contract, Nike made Amar’e the face of one of their newest basketball performance silhouettes, the Air Max Sweep Thru. These new Nike basketball shoes offer a premium lockdown fit with a midfoot support cross-strap system. Other performance features include an injected Phylon midsole, Stoudemire’s preferred Max Air cushioning in the heel and a solid rubber outsole with traditional herringbone traction.

Available at Eastbay now is a special Knicks-inspired Amar’e Stoudemire PE colorway of the Air Max Sweep Thru created for him to wear in New York’s home games. The shoe sports a white leather base with an orange and royal blue camouflage print on the cross-straps and inner lining. Blue also works the Swoosh logos and midsole, while additional hits of orange are seen on the Max Air unit and outsole. Additional personalization comes in the form of Stoudemire’s “A1S” logo on the tongue. Knicks fans can pick up a pair of the new Amar’e shoes at Eastbay today.

Available now: Nike Air Max Sweep Thru Amar’e Stoudemire

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Top 10 NBA Free Agents of 2010 SIGNED

words_Jordan Hagedorn

Earlier this summer, I ranked my Top 10 Free Agents of 2010. Now here’s the list updated with their new contracts and the team they’ll play for:

1. LeBron James – Miami Heat
6 years, $110.1 million

2. Dwyane Wade – Miami Heat
6 years, $107.5 million

3. Chris Bosh – Miami Heat
6 years, $110.1 million

4. Dirk Nowitzki – Dallas Mavericks
4 years, $80 million

5. Joe Johnson – Atlanta Hawks
6 years, $119 million

6. Paul Pierce – Boston Celtics
4 years, $61 million

7. Amar’e Stoudemire – New York Knicks
5 years, $99.7 million

8. Carlos Boozer – Chicago Bulls
5 years, $80 million

9. Ray Allen – Boston Celtics
2 years, $20 million

10. Rudy Gay – Memphis Grizzlies
5 years, $82 million

Honorable mention:
David Lee – Golden State Warriors
6 years, $80 million

John Salmons – Milwaukee Bucks
5 years, $39 million

Shaquille O’Neal – Boston Celtics
2 years, $3 million

Tracy McGrady – Detroit Pistons
1 year, $1.35 million

adidas NBA Player Name and Number Tee Shirt

adidas NBA Player Name and Number Tee Shirt

words_Nick Engvall

This off-season has already been one of the biggest in NBA history in terms of big names making moves. LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Amare Stoudemire all moved to new teams. If you’re team is the Miami Heat or New York Knicks, then you’re probably anxious to get your hands on a tee shirt like this style from adidas. The name and number of your favorite newcomer is now available with team colors and graphics. Hopefully the shirts can tide you over until you get to see them hit the hardwood later this year.

Available now: adidas Player Name and Number Tee

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adidas NBA Player Name and Number Tee Shirt

NBA: Stoudemire Makes the First Move

words_Nick Engvall

Amare Stoudemire signs with the New York KnicksThe NBA Free Agency period saw its first aggressive chess move take place yesterday. Former Phoenix Suns power forward Amare Stoudemire has signed a 5-year, approximately $100 million dollar deal with the New York Knicks.

Of course Knicks fans, and the organization, have had their sights set on LeBron James for the last few years, which still remains a focus until LeBron signs a deal. However, signing Stoudemire reunites him with Coach Mike D’Antoni, who runs an offense that Stoudemire fits like a glove. This will

Although the Knicks might have their sights set on James this season, it seems to be next season that Amare is looking forward to. Stoudemire already planted seeds of Tony Parker and/or Carmelo Anthony coming to join him in New York in next summer’s off-season. Either of the two could end up in New York this year with a trade this year, but the Knicks freed up so much cap room over the last few years that the quality of player needed to trade for an all-star like Carmelo or Tony Parker, is non existent in New York.

Even if the Knicks were to only land Stoudemire in this year’s free agency, the team will be substantially better. Amare’s career averages of 21 points and nearly 9 rebounds per game, both hit the highest totals in his career with Mike D’Antoni running things in Phoenix.

With cap space for another max contract player, the Knicks getting Stoudemire is not only the first big name of the off-season, but it is a solid start to rebuilding the lackluster team that has disappointed fans in Madison Square Garden over the last few years.

The list of free agents is still full of talent that would fit nicely next to an all-star like Amare, so New York should be able to add another key piece to their rebuilding puzzle soon.