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Jalen Rose Perfected the Floater on a Milkcrate Hoop


On a recent video segment on EPSN/Grantland Channel, Jalen Rose goes on an extended tangent explaining how he learned floaters in urban Detroit as a kid. The secret to his success – the milkcrate hoop. Listen up at the 7:20 mark–Jalen Rose goes into detail on his milkcrate floater experiences.

Got Crates?

I was already an NBA fan, and this one sealed the deal. I’ve had this scan of a “Got Milk?” ad featuring Avery Johnson (then coach of the Dallas Mavericks and Josh Howard (then player of the Dallas Mavericks ) from EPSN Magazine for some time–I have no idea why I never posted it.

LeBron Soldier III, also milkcrate inspired



Nike has just announced the new LeBron Soldier III for the 2009 NBA Playoffs. According to Nike “To keep him steady, the outsole tread was inspired by the milk crate he used as a hoop when he was a kid in Akron.” The photo below was from the Cavs/Pistons game yesterday, where LeBron dropped 38 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 1 steal – not bad while breaking in a new pair of shoes. The photo below shows the new shoe in action (different colorway) –via

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LeBron VI, Akron edition, with milkcrate hoop



Once again a LeBron James sneaker is sporting a nod to the milkcrate legend. I’ve already done 3 posts about the LeBron Soldier II (here, here and here, with another one coming because I just ordered some for myself) Now the LeBron VI, Akron edition has just been leaked an I’m prett sure I’m seeing milkcrates in the details. When better pics emerge I’ll be sure to post them (and maybe even get a pair). via–> Blog, Nike’s latest LeBron sneaker puts Akron in the Footlights