After some last minute scrambling yesterday evening, NBA’s all-time great player, Michael Jordan (seen here with Dwyane Wade & Carmelo Anthony during All-Star Weekend), will take on a challenge as the owner of Charlotte Bobcats. Jordan, who already held minority ownership of the team will take over from its current owner, Black Entertainment Television (BET) Network’s founder Robert Johnson. Basketball heritage runs deep in the Tar Heel State, with 5-time NCAA Basketball Champion University of North Carolina (UNC) serving as the backdrop. However, all is not so fortunate with the Charlotte Bobcats. Since becoming NBA’s newest expansion team in 2004, Johnson had accrued roughly $150 million in debt from lost revenue. It is the hope of Johnson, Jordan, and all those who are involved that Jordan’s ownership will revitalized the franchise.
At an astonishing price of $10,000 per pair, Louis Vuitton is offering what are perhaps the world’s most expensive pair of men’s dress shoes for Spring / Summer 2010. The Manhattan Richelieu wingtips are finished in waxed genuine alligator skin. Designed to embody the famed French firm’s tradition of luxury and craftsmanship with a bit of vintage flair, the handmade footwear features intricate stitching and a subtle pattern of perforations. They are crafted using Blake construction, a shoe-making technique designed to impart immediate suppleness and comfort. The thread is embedded in the outsole, making it less vulnerable to wear and tear. The stylish shoes have a glove-soft leather lining, a Ruthenium-finish metal LV monogram cube embedded in the leather heel and a hand-painted leather sole.
Audi has finally made an official information about the newly developed RS5. Powered by 4.2 liter V8 producing 331 KW/444 HP/450 PS and 430 Nm of torque. Synchronized to an S tronic transmission delivering 1 – 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds and maxing out at 250 km/h (155 mph). For those who want more power, Audi can remove the speed limiter to allow the car to fly at 280 km/h (174 mph). Even though this vehicle seem to drink lots of fuel, it maintains a 10.8 liter of petrol per 100 km or 21.78 US mpg.
To power to ground the RS5 is equipped with a new crown-gear center differential which enables the control of distribution of torque between front and rear axles. When necessary up to 70 percent of torque can be put on to the front or inversely as much as 85 percent can be put on to the rear. In a nutshell this new system will aid in traction and aids cornering allowing great overall handling. Aggressive body kits are wrapped around the RS5 along with a reduced ride height, 19 inch alloy wheels and twin exhaust system. Interior is given a premium treatment with sports seats, steering wheel and carbon fiber, aluminum and piano black accents.
At this time, the RS 5 is not planned for the USA.
These Alexander McQueen shoes are from his Spring and Summer 2010 collection and match hispaint splatter ‘Faithful’ Tote. These boots are very much the McQueen style, something I hope the brand can maintain without their namesake. They are navy textile with paint splatters and have a 4.75 inch heel with a .75 inch platform. $1,089 at Zappos.