A year after Puma landed 2018 No. 1 overall pick Deandre Ayton for the company’s reentry into the basketball sneaker market, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft walked into. The arena for his first NBA game wearing a white and red blast pair of the Puma RS-X Reinvention. Every twist and turn in the Zion sneaker chase
And while he hit the court that night wearing a pair of Nike Kyrie 4s from his Duke days, he spent the rest of summer league alternating between sneakers from Puma and Jordan Brand as he sat and watched his New Orleans Pelicansteammates from the sidelines. Those two companies had emerged as the front-runners in the Zion sweepstakes, a [...]
At 5:25 every morning, Arizona Cardinals wide receivers coach David Raih watches Kliff Kingsbury walk out of the weight room at the team’s practice facility, finished with his workout, right on schedule. Cardinals’ Kliff Kingsbury might surprise you…
Not 5:24. Not 5:26.
“I mean, period,” Raih said.
Not a day goes by that Kingsbury isn’t on time.
Eight months into Kingsbury’s first year as an NFL head coach with the Cardinals, his schedule has turned heads. At work by 4:30 a.m. In bed by 9 p.m. In between, football — nothing but.
But Kingsbury’s tight schedule [...]
Christian Pulisic is but 20 years old and the number of effusive. Words already written about him is staggering. Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic is not your wonderboy anymore…
His classic speed. His majestic acceleration. To his feet that defenders can only trip or wave at him as he flies past. The near clairvoyance with which he finds space amid a thicket of defenders near the goal. The way he shoots, like an archer. The way he sets his jaw, like a bouncer.
To be clear, the enthusiasm is warranted. Christian Pulisic is the most talented player in American soccer history. And, should he pull it off, what he is about to do — that is, play for Chelsea [...]
It was clear that word had spread around town that Inter. Were on the way back from their morning training session. All of a sudden, a crowd gathered outside the JW Marriott. The Philippe Starck-designed hotel where the team were lodging in Singapore. Tens of Inter fans hung around the foyer, an eclectic bunch of people. For which the South Korean artist Lee Lee Nam’s seven-meter-high wall installation. Popping and mixing in the entrance, felt like an analogy. Antonio Conte already feeling the pressure…
There were locals, expats and practically every nationality from the Southeast Asia region. Kitted out in new and old replica jerseys, the names and [...]