patrick ewing

30 01 2009

Ewingbig, originally uploaded by sizzled.

In a 1996 poll celebrating the 50th anniversary of the NBA, Ewing was selected as one of the 50 Greatest Basketball Players of All Time.

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Ewing excelled at cricket and soccer. He was 11 years old when he arrived in the United States with his family, settling in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Although injuries marred his first year in the league, he was named NBA Rookie of the Year, averaging 20 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 blocks per game.

The Knicks played the defending NBA Champion Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan in the 1992 Eastern Conference semifinals. Ewing was unstoppable in game one, finishing with 34 points, 16 rebounds, and six blocks, and the Knicks defeated the Bulls 94-89.

In 2001, Ewing testified in part of the Atlanta’s Gold Club prostitution and fraud federal trial. The owner Thomas Sicignano, testified that he arranged for dancers to have sex with professional athletes. Ewing admitted he went to the club and received oral sex twice in the club. Ewing was never charged with any criminal wrongdoing.

Ewing was in the 1996 movie Space Jam as himself, one of five NBA players whose talent was stolen (along with Charles Barkley, Shawn Bradley, Larry Johnson and Muggsy Bogues). Ewing played the Angel of Death in the film Exorcist III. Ewing also had a brief appearance in the movie Senseless along with Marlon Wayans.

Ewing made cameos as himself in the sitcoms Spin City, Herman’s Head, Mad About You and Webster.

Ewing follows a vegetarian diet.

all facts jacked from his wiki page.





watch out

30 01 2009


watch out, originally uploaded by sizzled.

i was shook, I’ll admit it.





big boi

28 01 2009

chuch, originally uploaded by sizzled.

we missed a lot of chuuuch so the music is our confessional

faith is what you make it/that’s the hardest shit since mc ren





tourist

28 01 2009


tourist, originally uploaded by sizzled.

So, I went to New York City for the first time, and like I went to the infamous “Times Square”.
It’s totally huge and amazing and has all kinds of lights and advertisments and signs and billboards and stuff.

We went to see the Lion King musical, and ate at ESPN Zone and watched football and then I took this picture so I could remember it always.

It’s cool how they made it look like Yonge and Dundas across from Eaton Centre, I guess Toronto is pretty amazing for them to do that with New York City.





steven powers

28 01 2009

espo truck, originally uploaded by sizzled.

a huge influence on me for years. i know people probably have pics of this truck with all kinds of different pieces on it…but this one is especially ill.

i just realized that his graf name could be a flip on his real name.
es=(S)teven
po=(PO)wers

i’m your new casual acquaintance.





crrrrrack

28 01 2009

vicebruk, originally uploaded by sizzled.

hey, remember when there was a vice store in toronto?

hey, remember when someone threw a rock or brick or baseball through the window of the vice store in toronto?

i was lucky enough to have caught this shortly after it happened sometime in 2003





the dons

27 01 2009

campy, originally uploaded by sizzled.

on some bicycle component mafia ish. nobody does it better or with more class.





dear summer

26 01 2009

grass chuck, originally uploaded by sizzled.

i know you gon’ miss me/for we’ve been together like nike airs and crisp tees

this summer was a monumental one for me. it was the first time in years that i actually had a summer to relax, instead of trying to pack in everything in 2 days or evenings after work.

even back in high school, i always had that “summer job” and so waking up everyday with an appointment with sunshine and green grass as my only item in my calendar was a welcome change.

this pic here really sums up how i spent my days combined with a little frisbee tossing, lots of snacks, sparkling water, shorts, bike riding, and of course, shoes with no socks.

in summer, i don’t start wearing shorts until we have at least 2-3 consecutive days with 25 degrees celsius temperatures and the socks usually don’t stop being worn unless we’ve had temperatures even higher than that.

the key to ensuring that your feet don’t get stanky is having a good foot powder and applying it both on your feet and putting some in the actual sneakers.

these “hawaii” converse in the pic look like they got worn to a 3 day beach party now, but still never stank once despite getting rocked heavily all summer. the no socks thing actually came about as a result of wearing these sneakers and realizing that I bought them a 1/2 size too small and it hurt to wear socks with them.

the whole point of this post wasn’t to tell you that i like wearing shoes without socks, or that i laid in the grass all summer, it was to celebrate the fact that i took time for myself and it lead to progress and positive change.

in fact, barbecueorboogaloo is a direct by-product of this summer’s uplifting and creative energy…so thanks summer! i owe ya one.

i do this in my slumber summer





dear nike

24 01 2009


airmaxspring91, originally uploaded by sizzled.

how about this colour instead of putting the midsole of every other shoe on the air max 90 body?

ihybrids<history





homeboy

22 01 2009

nugget, originally uploaded by sizzled.

watch yo nugget