Telling my age…but I’m cool with it.

Yo, check this out. I was looking through some old images on my laptop and ran across this pic. Back when I was working in Cali, I had the opportunity to do a lot of stuff for adidas. It was fun stuff and I got a lot of experience working on a huge global brand. Not only was I able to meet a bunch of celebs, but I was able to work with a major global client. Guys in Germany (were the adidas brand headquarters is) were very cool. Many of them didn’t know much about basketball or didn’t even care to. That’s where I came in. I was young and I ate, slept and breathed basketball at the time. Played twice and sometimes three times a day. Wow, I was an animal. Like a leopard or a wild dog in full sprint. Now I am more like a sloth or a panda bear sitting back eating bamboo and rubbing my belly. But if you get too close to a panda, he will “rip your face off” as stated in Anchorman, he is a live bear. Anyway, this pic came from a photo shoot where we were working on some print for a new adidas basketball shoe for guards. Shot out to Jim Ficus Photography. We used Chauncey Billups, who was fresh off a championship with Detroit. We also used a young Gilbert Arenas and Sebasitan Telfair. You can check out the finished posters here. During this time working with so many pro athletes (Tracy McGrady, KG, Josh Smith, Tim Duncan) made me understand exactly how height challenged I was. These guys are huge. I actually went to a party at All-Star weekend in LA. It was ridiculous. Even the women towered over me. I had to get out of there before I got trampled by a WNBA star with 5 inch heels. Maybe I should have worn some high heel boots like Prince or something. Maybe not, only he can pull that off. It was a great experience that I would not trade for the world. Looking back, I realize how old I am getting, but I still love the round ball. I am actually sitting here blogging with my gear on getting ready to hoop with my brother Keith. My knee is sore but I am gonna give it a go. Let’s see what happens.

2 thoughts on “Telling my age…but I’m cool with it.

  1. I remember when you did this shoot.
    As far as your knee, it seems like guys never know when it is time to retire the basketball shoes.

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