I was a buck sixty and six foot two inches tall as a sophomore in high school and I thought I was going to be one of the greats to ever play the game. Well, that's where my growth vertically stopped and my growth horizontally began. It looked like I had two left feet on the court. I had a weak ass jumper, zero handling skills and even though being as tall as I was I was never really able to dunk a b-ball. Don't get me wrong I tried and tried and tried. With only maybe two successful attempts ever in my life I decided to give up on my hoop dreams. I loved skateboarding more anyways, right?
When the movie White Men Can't Jump hit the screens in ‘92 I was once again inspired to hit the courts, prove gravity wrong and make Billy Hoyle proud. It was like the time I watched Karate Kid and went out into my backyard and kicked all my fence boards out. I thought just by watching the movie I was somehow now blessed to play ball. It was time to lace up the hi-tops and hit the court. Well, watching Top Gun doesn't make you a fighter pilot, you know what I mean? A real white guy that can't jump!!!
This latest collection is inspired by this love for the movie and a time when I thought I was going to tear down every backboard.