Looks like Lil Wayne was spotted taking in more NBA Playoff action. This time around, Tunechi was in Oracle Arena to watch the Golden State Warriors play host to the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the Western Conference Semis.
Known for his well documented infatuation with the color red, largely due in part to his questionable gang ties, Wayne’s current off the wall style has been noticeably void of his “favorite” color.
Opting for a more subtle approach, Wayne was seen rocking a pair of the upcoming “Toro Bravo” Air Jordan IV’s as he watched the Spurs trump the Warriors on their home floor and head back to the Western Conference Finals yet again.
Check the pics after the jump to see Weezy rocking the “Toro Bravo” Air Jordan IV’s and feel free to share your feelings on his fit in the comments section below.
If you really thought the NBA could stop Lil’ Wayne from taking in some Playoff action live and in the flesh, think again (lol).
After his unforgettable rant about the Miami Heat,his own personal claims of being banned from damn near ever arena in the NBA and ticket disputes with OKC officials, Weezy was spotted sitting court side as he watched the Grizzlies defeat the Thunder in game three of their Western Conference Semi-Final matchup.
Comfortably clad in his Trukfit clothing, Wezzy enjoyed the game while rocking the “Fire Red” Air Jordan V’s that dropped back in January.
Check out the pics of Weezy and feel free to share any thoughts you may have in the comments section below.
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Rapper Lil Wayne and SUPRA team up to produce the “Chimera” sneaker. The shoe features a super-sized heel and midsole panel as well as a hefty padded tongue, making for a unique silhouette. For example, the tonal black edition uses mostly synthetic materials while the grey edition incorporates suede onto its side panels. By far the sleekest of the three, the white and pink edition uses a combination of smooth and pebbled leather. For a closer look at the Chimera and its different styles, check out Sneaker Freaker’s Issue 27 here.
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Lil Wayne and Supra launched the new Spectre line into the sneaker stratosphere this past weekend at a wild bash in Miami. The much-talked about Chimera silhouette was unveiled at the event to a stack of hot shot guests including Weezy himself and a slew of Supra team riders including The Muska and Stevie Williams sessioned the mini-ramp. Peruse the party pics below, via Supra Footwear. Look out for the shots of Tunechi turning tattoo artist for the night… and the overflow of overwhelming babes.
Lil Wayne takes his Supra sponsorship to new heights with the SPECTRE line. The Chimera model marks the first release from this sector, set to launch on May 18th in a black and grey colorway with pink and teal accents. Over the weekend, Supra and Weezy hosted a special kickoff party in Miami, with the likes of Bun B and Chad Muska in attendance. Look for skateboarder Chaz Ortiz to ride for the SPECTRE team.
It’s Weezy F baby and the F is for FINALLY – Lil Wayne’s show-stopping signature ‘Spectre’ line for Supra has been revealed at last. Tunechi showed off the new shoes at the launch party in Miami over the weekend, and they’re quite the eye-grabbers. Christened the ‘Chimera’, these behemoths aptly pull in parts from a few different beasts, with a massive Falcon-esque heel panel, a thugged-out beefy tongue and a sky-high grabbing midsole. This three-pack of colourways is expected to hit Supra retailers on May 17. Look out for Sneaker Freaker issue 27 for more details about the Spectre line.
Rapper Lil Wayne and Supra team up to produce the Chimera, a fitting name to say the least. What the shoe doesn’t say with its relatively simple colorway choices it makes up for big time with its shape. The shoe features a super-sized heel and midsole panel as well as a hefty padded tongue. Adding to the hodgepodge implications of its namesake is the variety of materials used across different colorways. For example, the tonal black edition uses mostly synthetic materials while the grey edition incorporates suede onto its side panels. By far the sleekest of the three, the white and pink edition uses a combination of smooth and pebbled leather. For a closer look at the Chimera and its different styles, check out Sneaker Freaker’s Issue 27 here.
Dewayne Michael Carter has done it again. Already cemented in hip hop history as a genius mogul and entrepreneur, Lil Wayne has just added to his long resume by finally introducing Spectre By Supra, his new sneaker company. Supra, long endorsed by the multi-award winning recording artist, announced back in August that they would be helping him launch his own sneaker line and company. The company hosted a party last night in Miami to introduce themselves. Lil Wayne hosted the event and many other celebrities attended as well. Check out the photos of the event from last night and let us know what you think about Lil Wayne’s newest sneakers.
It’s Weezy F Baby and the F is for Four Twenty! As the whole world knows, this Saturday is 4/20 day, and Supra and Lil Wayne’s new Spectre range sent us a nice little reminder that somehow slipped through customs. It’s a super dope trippy kit, of which 420 individually numbered boxes were ever so aptly created, and it’s filled with some 420 celebration necessities. Go on, open it up in the gallery below!
Following the recent launch of the Nike FC247 collection, not only did Manchester United star Wayne Rooney model the Bomba Finale II, he also answered a few questions about small-sided football, growing up in Liverpool and his favorite part of training.
Wayne, tell us about the area in which you grew up.
Football was everything to me and my friends, and we’d go out every day to play. Before school, after school, during school, football was all we were interested in. I think that was the same for so many kids growing up near me. I’d wake up, have breakfast, go out and play, go in, put my uniform on and head to school with a ball. I’d play before class, at lunchtime, come home and get out and play until it got dark. It was like a job even back then. I loved it so much. I think my mum was quite happy, as she knew exactly where I was.
So where did you start playing football?
I was very fortunate. At the back of my house there was a small five-a-side pitch that belonged to the local youth club. I’d only have to climb over my garden fence and there I was. There were other places too, we’d find a pitch in most spots but it was that pitch behind my house that me and my mates would play on for hours.
How many people would be playing in these games?
After school it could start out as three-a-side but soon end up fifteen-a-side. In the school holidays it might get to even more but soon people would tire and drop out and you might end up with just a few of you and the sun going down. I’d be out there on my own as well though. I’d go out with just a ball and practice shooting or dribbling or whatever.
So how much did that style of football help you perfect your skills?
It helped me loads. When I was on my own it was perfect. It was enclosed so I could smash the ball about and use the walls without the ball running away from me. I practiced passing and shooting all the time on my own and yes, I think it helped me get better and better.
Do you think those days affected the sort of player you became?
It helped me. I got used to having the ball at my feet and having to try and keep it at my feet. When you play that style of enclosed small-sided stuff you feel the benefits when you go out and play on grass in bigger-sided games because your control has improved and you benefit from having more space.
So how else does small-sided football benefit your game?
Small-sided games see you get the ball in much tighter situations and you need to be able to get yourself out of them. You are used to getting the ball and immediately are under the pressure and therefore learn about how best to cope with that pressure. When the pitch opens up in 11-a-side games, you seem to have all the space in the world. It definitely helped me. That’s for sure.
What specific skills can young people learn from small-sided games?
It’s great to master the game on concrete or Astro and if you can learn to control the ball and do tricks in small-sided games then once you come to a nice grass pitch you’ll find it easy. Playing in these small games and just working hard on skills, tricks, moves, it will help massively in the long run. Everything I learnt came from those small matches. The tactical side of things comes later but 95 percent of my game is from those days playing as a kid.
We can all see that today you have a competitive streak running through you. Was that developed on that tarmac pitch behind your house?
Yes! I have always been like that, whether I’m on the golf course, the computer or the football pitch. I have always wanted to win and it comes from how I was brought up. If I was losing against my mates, I could lose my cool if things went against me and now as a pro that’s something I’ve had to learn to control. You need to be competitive I think.
When you scored your famous goal against Arsenal in 2002, you went home and had a kick-about with your mates. Do you remember much about that game back home?
Yes, we went and played in the garages nearby. We’d practice our finishing all night. No one treated me any differently. A few congratulated me about the goal but otherwise no one really made a fuss.
Do you still get the temptation to get out and have a kick-about?
It’s harder now because at United we have so many games and rest is so important. I wouldn’t want to get injured either. I go in my garden as I have a five-a-side-pitch there and I take my son down and try and show him a few tricks.
How big a part do five-a-sides play at Manchester United?
We do a bit at the end of every session and it is the best bit of training. It’s not for long but it’s what we look forward to most. Having said that it is really important. You get to express yourself, I get to try and score goals and I as I said before, you work on tight situations and how you’d get out of them.
You’ve played in some of the great stadiums in the world but do you still get an urge to join in on a park when you’re passing?
Yeah of course. It takes you back to growing up when you’re learning to play. I love to see kids doing what I was doing when I was their age and it’s exciting to think that some of those guys will go on and make a career in the game.
What are your top five tips for playing small-sided football?
First of all awareness. It is so tight and you need to know where defenders and team-mates are. Next is vision. Again, it is very tight and you must work on seeing the spaces available. Technique is vital so your passing and shooting can be spot-on. Strength will help you, as you need to hold players off. and finally, finishing. All good teams need a good finisher, and with small goals, you’ll need to be at the top of your game. Just keep trying. There’s no pressure. These are the games when you can try new tricks without being judged.
Manchester United has been so strong in the league this season. How much of that form stems from the very bitter disappointment felt at the end of last season?
To lose the league in the last second was a bad feeling but when you’re at a club like United, you have to be full of motivation and desire to win every year. That comes from the manager, and all the players are aware of that. The club and the players have to be full of that desire and that’s why the club has been so successful.
You have a healthy lead at the top of the league, but how do you stay motivated and focused when it looks wrapped up?
You have to stay focused. You have to make sure that we keep doing our job and keep our concentration. One bad game and everything could fall and so we go out and play each game with a positive attitude.