Clyde Frazier’s style, Cam Newton’s shoes

9 12 2010

I had my second interaction with Clyde Frazier at the NBA Store yesterday, and I came away with an even stronger impression of him than the first time, when we spoke on the phone for an amNew York story. This time, I was talking to him for a SLAMonline story about his new book, which is really his old book. He came out with Rockin’ Steady in 1974, yet a re-issue gives Frazier new material with which he can use to re-introduce himself to a younger fan base who might not know him. If younger basketball fans don’t know who Frazier is, then they should. They should know what a great player he was for the Knicks. And they hopefully can tell through the interview what a cheerful, engaging person he is.

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Clyde Frazier Chats Fashion, Knicks

We go from Clyde to Cam. The likely Heisman Trophy winner is wearing a pair of cleats which almost nobody else has. They’re made from Under Armour, who sponsors Auburn, among other schools, such as South Carolina, Utah and Delaware. Auburn’s position in college football’s national championship game — only about 63 days from now — is monumental for UA. They can be considered a mainstream athletic apparel and shoe brand, yet they’re not quite on the scale of Nike or adidas. But representing a possible national champion — and very likely a Heisman winner — can instill their brand into the minds of casual sports fans who don’t associate the brand with college or professional sports. The shoe’s technology will become far more well-known in 2011, but you get a sneak peak at it in this Wired.com story.

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College Football Star Sports Next-Gen Shoe Tech