In honor of their 7th anniversary, Lafayette, a premier streetwear shop in Japan, turned to Mitchell & Ness for a collaborative varsity jacket. Needless to say, the made-in-the-USA jacket is amazing and is available only at Lafayette or via their online shop...it will only cost you 60,000 yen.
Check out the jacket below! And, if you aren't too familiar with Lafayette, check out this interview between streetwearhub and the founder of Lafayette, Jun. This shop is a fashion desiniation in Japan, specializing in streetwear and hip hop influences via imported clothing brands such as: Nike, Scotch & Soda, Joy Rich, Crooks & Castles, MItchell & Ness...just to name a few.
Visit http://lafayette.weblogs.jp/blog/ to see more photos!
...Oscar Robertson on Wilt Chamberlain being one of the best ever.
On November 24, 1960, Wilt the Stilt went onto to capture his most impressive rebounding record: pulling in 55 boards in one game. Despite having their star player dominate the backboard, the Philadelphia Warriors fell to the Boston Celtics that night, 129-132.
Wilt Chamberlain is arguably one of the best offensive basketball players of his time. During his career, he broke more than 70 NBA records, most of which were in scoring and rebounding. In 14-years, Chamberlain scored 31,419 points; this number has been surpassed only by Kareem Abdul-Jabaar in 20 seasons and Karl Malone and Michael Jordan, each in 19 seasons. He remains as the only NBA player in history to have scored 100 points in a single game.
Wayne Gretzky, nicknamed "The Great One", is known for being one of the best players in the history of the NHL. In fact, he has even been referred to as "the greatest hockey player ever" by numerous sportswriters and players. On November 23, 1988, Wayne Gretzky scored his 600th goal playing for the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings were victorious in this game, defeating the Detroit Red Wings 8-3.
Gretzky is known for saying, "A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great player hockey player plays where the puck is going to be." And this is exactly how The Great One played. Adept at dodging checks from opposing players, he could consistently anticipate where the puck is going to be and execute the right move at the right time. He became known for setting up behind the net, an area that was nicknamed "Gretzky's office" because of his skills in that location.
Throughout his career, Gretzky played for the Indianapolis Racers, Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues, and the New York Rangers. Upon his retirement on April 18, 1999, he held forty regular season records, fifteen playoff records, and six All-Star records. He is the only NHL player to total over 200 points in one season - a feat he accomplished four times.
Gretzky's jersey number, 99, has been retired by all teams in the National Hockey League. On November 22, 1999, The Great One was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
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Thanks to Marnie Hall from Philly.com for this great piece on our Grand Opening Event.