Foot Locker Taps Latest Extension of #BecauseSneakers Platform Just In Time for NBA All-Star Weekend

Foot Locker unveiled its latest digital content of its #BecauseSneakers creative platform, celebrating the sneaker community’s passion for the annual culmination of basketball and style at NBA All-Star. 

 The creative spot, “We See Things Differently”, taps into a sneakerhead’s vantage point; while the crowd watches the dunk contest, sneaker enthusiasts including Jerry Lorenzo and Lance Stephenson focus in on the contestant’s footwear.  

The spot features sneaker designer legend Jerry Lorenzo and his son, along with NBA icon Lance Stephenson, to bring the #BecauseSneakers mentality to life. You’ll also see a selection of some of the hottest upcoming releases such as the Nike Kyrie 5 “ROKIT”, Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG  Turbo GreenNike Foamposite Floral and Jordan 6 Black Infrared

Foot Locker is establishing its on-site footprint at All-Star through a variety of experiential activations featuring a HOUSE OF HOOPS Courtside Pop-Up, PUMA Palace x Foot Locker Pop-Up and Foot Locker x adidas x House of Highlights experience – full schedule below.

Foot Locker Activations at NBA All-Star Weekend: 

·         HOUSE OF HOOPS by Foot Locker Pop Up (Feb. 14 – 17): 

o    “HOH Courtside” mobile retail cubes will return for basketball’s biggest weekend, offering consumers exclusive footwear launches, player appearances, panel discussions, workshops and footwear personalization. For a full list of events/appearances, please visit:  

o    Address: 350 E. 6th St., Charlotte, NC 28202 

o    Pop-Up Hours: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. 

·         PUMA Palace x Foot Locker Pop-Up (Feb. 16 – 17):  

o    As the exclusive retail partner for PUMA Hoops in Charlotte, Foot Locker will drop a limited-release of the PUMA Uproar “Chinatown Market” Collection. 

o    Address: 225 N. Caldwell St., Charlotte, NC 28202 

o    Pop-Up Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

·         Foot Locker x adidas x House of Highlights (Feb. 17): 

o    Try on the adidas Next Level and enjoy “King of Horse” activation with host Marcelas Howard and special guests. 

o    Address: 820 Hamilton St., Charlotte, NC 28206 

o    Event Hours: 1 – 6 p.m. 

Blueface (@bluefacebleedem) – Thotiana (Remix) (feat. Cardi B (@iamcardib)


With Cardi B celebrating her biggest award accolade this month, Blueface treats fans with the official remix video to his buzzing hit. Here, the Los Angeles rep invites Bardi out to the west coast, as she brings her red flags from the eastside to touch down in Blue’s Thotiana remix clip.

Take a look at the video above.

Meek Mill (@MeekMill) Performs Intros at 2019 NBA All-Star Game

This past weekend, J. Cole and Meek Mill were performers at the NBA All-Star game and while Cole World performed during the halftime festivities, Meek performed to kick off the 68th annual festivities.

After he performed, Team LeBron and Team Giannis were introduced and the game commenced.

During his time in Charlotte, Millie performed “Championships (Intro),” “Going Bad,” “Uptown Vibes,” and the legendary “Dreams & Nightmares (Intro).”

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J. Cole (@JColeNC) Previews New Music at Dreamville Show in Charlotte

Not only did J. Cole perform at the 2019 NBA All-Star Game halftime show, but he also had a brunch, pop-up shop and show live in Charlotte, NC.

If you didn’t happen to catch the concert with the rest of Dreamville, you missed out on a lit performance and some previews of new music. Whether they’re from Revenge of the Dreamers III, is yet to be known but at the least you can hear a preview of what they played live.

Either way, they’re building anticipation and it seems like fans want the project asap. You can take a look at both previews below.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG ‘Panda’ Release Details (@Jumpman23)

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Womens Black White Panda 2019 CD0461-007 Release Date

Jordan brand is bringing back the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG in Black and White which originally launched in 1985. For the 2019 release, it will have a few new additions.

White this Air Jordan 1 looks very close to the original release, there is some big changes. Starting things off we have Black laces instead of White while fur lands on the overlays and Nike Swoosh. The panels and toe box is constructed with White leather while the Wings logo by the collar which is raised, almost like a badge. Finishing the look is a White midsole and Black outsole.

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