October 13, 2016

NBA 2K17 Kicks: Jordan Brand Released An Alternate collection

In June of 2015, Jordan Brand released maybe the most popular and important new retro colorway of the past several years, the Air Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard. It proved that not everything has to be an OG colorway to be a hit; the sneaker community just needs a solid color scheme, quality materials and a story that expands upon the mythology of Michael Jordan.

16 months later, we were treated to a sequel in the form of the Air Jordan 1 Reverse Shattered Backboard. It featured the same orange, black and white color palette but in a style that brought to mind the iconic OG Chicago colorway. Interestingly enough, the "Reverse” in the name seems to be a sneakerhead creation as Nike officially calls them Shattered Backboard Away. Not surprisingly, these sold out rather briskly as well.

So what can we expect in another 16 months? Well, if Nike is to be believed and the second Shattered Backboard was the "Away” colorway, that probably means that the first one was the "Home” colorway. What about an "Alternate” colorway?

You can see where we’re going with this. Jordan Brand this year released an "Alternate” collection that imagined Air Jordan player exclusives that MJ would have worn during the days of the Air Jordan 2, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 5 Low and even the Air Jordan 12. Following in those footsteps, we created what we hope will eventually become the next step in the Shattered Backboard "franchise” with what we’re calling the Shattered Backboard Alternate. Our canvas was provided of course by NBA 2K17.



















Since the first Shattered Backboard borrowed heavily from style of the Air Jordan 1 Black Toe with a hint of Royal and the sequel was a Chicago homage, it’s only fitting that the Alternate take from another classic, the recently re-released Air Jordan 1 Banned. Is this a sneaker you would like to see in the future from the Jordan Brand or has the theme run its course?

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August 11, 2016

First NBA 2K17 Trailer Revealed

Breaking news! First NBA 2K17 trailer which focuses on the Men’s National Team in Rio for the Olympics and the Dream Team from the 1992 Games in Barcelona came out!

Let have a look for the trailer screenshot:

Aside from the gifted young lady singing the National Anthem, here’s the three things that stood out most to me.

New Body Types

Expanding the amount of body types available in the game was probably one of the most requested features from fans after NBA 2K16. Last year, there were about three and not all of them were distributed properly.

In this trailer it appears that Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, David Robinson and Charles Barkley all have distinguishable physical traits that set them apart.

As you can see from the image above, KD is appropriately thin. Perhaps a little less obvious, but cool all the same, is the difference in arm length.

Take a look at how far Charles Barkley’s arms extend when compared to the more lanky Scottie Pippen:



Also, the chiseled David Robinson looks more defined than anyone else in the trailer, most notably his contemporary Patrick Ewing:



Let’s hope fans have access to all of these body types when creating players.

Updated Facial Renders


Robinson, Ewing and Carmelo Anthony all have more accurate facial renders.

They weren’t grotesque in NBA 2K16, but it’s always nice when a sports game makes visual improvements on this generation of consoles.

Photo-Realistic Coach Renders

Mike Krzyzewski has what might be the most accurate render any coach has had in the NBA 2K series. We know he was captured with the full photo rig, but we don’t know if the coaches in the league were. Hopefully, we’ll see photo-realistic versions of the NBA’s 30 current head coaches.

If you want to get more details, watch the entire trailer!

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