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Kobe to Retire!

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It’s with mixed feelings that I read the great 5 time NBA champion’s poem announcing that he was walking away from the game that made him a household name. As a Kobe fan that watched him from draft day, to multiple champions, to the worst season of his long 20 year career it’s hard to see him leave. But after watching him diminish the last several years I have to say that it really is time to hang it up before he tarnishes his amazing legacy. Whether or not you like Kobe, as an athlete or person, you have to respect his relentless work ethic. Read his full poem below…

Dear Basketball,

From the moment
I started rolling my dad’s tube socks
And shooting imaginary
Game-winning shots
In the Great Western Forum
I knew one thing was real:

I fell in love with you.

A love so deep I gave you my all —
From my mind & body
To my spirit & soul.

As a six-year-old boy
Deeply in love with you
I never saw the end of the tunnel.
I only saw myself
Running out of one.

And so I ran.
I ran up and down every court
After every loose ball for you.
You asked for my hustle
I gave you my heart
Because it came with so much more.

I played through the sweat and hurt
Not because challenge called me
But because YOU called me.
I did everything for YOU
Because that’s what you do
When someone makes you feel as
Alive as you’ve made me feel.

You gave a six-year-old boy his Laker dream
And I’ll always love you for it.
But I can’t love you obsessively for much longer.
This season is all I have left to give.
My heart can take the pounding
My mind can handle the grind
But my body knows it’s time to say goodbye.

And that’s OK.
I’m ready to let you go.
I want you to know now
So we both can savor every moment we have left together.
The good and the bad.
We have given each other
All that we have.

And we both know, no matter what I do next
I’ll always be that kid
With the rolled up socks
Garbage can in the corner
:05 seconds on the clock
Ball in my hands.
5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1

Love you always,

Kobe

Source: The Players Tribute| Dear Basketball

 
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Posted by on November 30, 2015 in Sports, Uncategorized

 

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Another Great Suit and Shoe Chart

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Posted by on July 17, 2015 in Fashion, Men's Fashion

 

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The Return of George Zimmer and His Plan to Home Tailor Online Clothing

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Remember that guy George Zimmer (NOT ZIMMERMAN) and his famous “you’ll like the way you look i guarantee it” line. Well he is back, sort of. After being terminated by the board of the Men’s Warehouse, a company he founded and turned into a multi-billion dollar haberdashery empire, he has a new startup. According to Engadget, the clothing tycoon has a new venture called zTailor.

Zimmer’s new project is called zTailor, a company allows customers to coordinate an in-home fitting. All you have to do is book the appointment and a clothing pro with no less than five years of altering experience will take your measurements and return the items in a week or less. What’s more, if the item still doesn’t fit, any further changes are done free of charge. The same applies if you coordinate through the aforementioned retailers, too. zTailor is available in more areas, though, as folks in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin. The plan is for the service to be available throughout the US before summer’s end.

What more can you expect from a guy that was kicked off the board of his own company (Batman & Wayne Enterprises, anyone?) and has personally guaranteed that millions of me would like the way they look ( I must agree, I do…). Macy’s and Bloomingdales have already agreed to sign on to the service.

PS. George Zimmer is a dopplegagger for the most interesting man in the world.

downloadSource: Engadget

 
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Posted by on June 2, 2015 in Fashion, Tech

 

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Jordan’s “I’m Back” Fax Set the World on Fire 20 Years Ago

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20 years ago Jordan made a huge media splash by just saying two words – “I’m back.” Even more important was how they were said…Via Fax. In our instantaneous world of Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook this looks and sounds prehistoric. This led the way for one of the most spectacular sports stories in recent history. After his return Jordan had to wear 45 for the next 22 games, as he decided to retire his number 23. But after Nick Anderson of the Orlando Magic stole the ball from Jordan (which ultimately lead to a Bulls lose) in Game 1 of the 1995 East Conference Final with 10 seconds left, Anderson told the press “Number 45 is not number 23,I couldn’t have done that to number 23.” Apparently Jordan agreed, and did his best Clark Kent/Superman impression when he removed his warm-ups just before the start of Game 2 to reveal “the 23.” MJ dropped 38 points that game and even though the Bulls lost the series MJ went on to average 31 ppg. 3 more titles later and the rest is well…history.

 
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Posted by on March 18, 2015 in Sports

 

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It’s Cold…How To Stay Warm With Layers

 
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Posted by on February 19, 2015 in Fashion, Men's Fashion

 

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How to Match Your Suit and Shoes

 
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Posted by on September 1, 2014 in Accessories, Fashion, Men's Fashion

 

Going Postal Deluxe now available for iOS

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Now available for iOS. Download here

 
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Posted by on June 17, 2014 in Apps, Tech

 

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New Game From New City Apps

It’s been awhile since I last posted. I’ve been extremely busy. But I had a small addictive game developed in the mean while. Check it out:
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Going Postal Deluxe

Now out for Android. Coming soon to iOS.

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Posted by on June 11, 2014 in Tech

 

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Cornell West and His Uniform

Great piece (except for the epileptic camera man, seriously watch) about a man and his daily uniform: black suit, white shirt, black tie, and scarf. I love how he he explains his style. Dr. West has swag.

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2014 in Fashion, Men's Fashion

 

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The Military Tuck – How to Prevent Your Shirts From Bunching

Ever wanted to figure out how to stop your nice shirts from blousing and bunching up. You have three options, buy slim fit shirts, get your shirts tailored, or use the military tuck.This method  is to take the excess fabric from the front and back of the shirt and hide it in the side-seams. Here a how to from agoodman.com.au

Steps:

  1. Unbutton pants and place the base of your shirt neatly downward. Your shirt should not be scrunched into your pants as they’ll easily come untucked.
  2. Pinch the shirt at the side-seams and pull tight to collect the excess fabric.
  3. Fold this excess fabric backwards. You want both back and front of your shirt to sit flush against your body; no bunching (you haven’t pinched enough fabric) nor pulling (you’ve pinched too much fabric).
  4. Button your pants up, tightly securing the folds against your body.
  5. Adjust if necessary to neaten the shirt.

It helps to think of this method as placing your pants over your shirt, rather than tucking your shirt into your pants. Obviously, this technique only works for shirts that mostly fit, and just have some excess fabric in the body. If the shirt is a size (or more) too large, this method won’t work and it will need to be altered by a tailor to make it fit correctly. From A Goodman

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2014 in Fashion, Men's Fashion

 

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