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Everyday, Game Day

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On September 15th, Nike put on what I can only describe as an amazing presentation to unveil their new Nike X NBA uniforms at Sony Studios. Being invited was not only an honor, but when actually arriving at the event I had the chills. The media vibe was like nothing I have seen in a long time, and the lead up to the show was well put together.

Nike X NBA uniforms

Suzi at Nike X NBA uniforms at Sony Studios

Before the start of the show, we got to walk through a really cool room of mirrors that led into a great warehouse. From there, the show began with three huge moving video vignettes before they began to unveil the new jerseys.

Nike’s new NBA partnership will begin with the 2017-18 season, but last night the Swoosh gave us a glimpse of what to expect as we got an exclusive look at the brand new NBA Statement Edition uniforms.

NBA Statement Edition uniforms

Every team had a player representing, and they walked on the stage with the new zip up hoodie before all at once taking it off to show their own new jerseys.

NBA Statement Edition uniforms

The new Statement uniforms will be the threads teams will be wearing for big time games or rivalries. The design of each uniform is inspired by the team’s desire to make a bold statement every time they step on the court. The aesthetic expresses the specific spirit of the current roster. Take the Boston, Chicago and Cleveland uniforms for example, the chose black bases to represent a sense of strength and power. Each has team-specific detailing; Chicago’s pays homage to its historic use of pinstripes, while Cleveland’s displays the franchise’s secondary logo. Other teams such as the Denver Nuggets use their heritage as inspiration (mile-high altitude), and the list goes on.

Lakers uniforms

Oklahoma City uniforms

The defending Champions Golden State Warriors pay respect to the culture and legacy of its hometown: Oakland. Their uniforms read “The Town” above a new team crest, which employs Oakland’s family Oaktree (a design found on street signs and sourced by the team through Oakland’s city government).

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin in his Clipper Uniform

Travis Scott

Travis Scott doing a private performance!

Take a look at all the jerseys above and catch them in action next all season long. Also, look for the Nike NBA Statement Uniforms to become available November 20th on Nike.com/NBA

Not only that, Nike just announced the “Nike NBA Jersey with NikeConnect”, a connected jersey that allows wearers to get highlight reels, scores, stats and exclusive content from and about their favorite players and teams with a tap of their phones on the jersey’s tag. Check out the video below!

Everyday, Game Day

NBA Summer League 2017!

Every summer in Las Vegas, the NBA puts on a display like you have never seen. What started over a decade ago by Warren Legaire, with the help of my father who is a seasoned NBA coach, has turned into the must be place of the summer. Young players and rookies come out to play with their respected NBA teams and it is a place to watch all of the amazing young talent. This year was a whole different level for me, as I had several meetings during the week, for both design and social media.

Celtics and Lakers Matchup

NBA summer league games

Score board

On day one, the entire Thomas and Mack arena was sold out, and people were waiting outside to get in. The first matchup between the Celitcs and the Lakers was crazy. If you are watching hoops, you know that Lonzo Ball, who was drafted by the Lakers, is a person to watch, and the fans came out screaming.

Milwuakee Bucks practice

Not only that, it is a place for every agent, coach, owner, and front office to come together once a year to watch and scout talent. It is so fun, as 25 years with my dad coaching in the league, I know so many people and love chatting about who are the people and teams to watch. Here is pictured above showing plays to young coaches during one of the Milwuakee Bucks practices.

NBA TV and TNT broadcasters interviewing

crew from The Starters

Also, it has hit the media hard. Both NBA TV and TNT broadcasters are out interviewing. NBA TV now broadcasts all of summer league on television as well as ESPN. The crew from The Starters did a great live set each day interviewing players.

John Wall

Lebron James

Besides young players, pretty much every major NBA player shows up sometime during the week. Two of my favorite sightings were John Wall and of course Lebron James. Being in Vegas, it is the perfect place to come out, go out at night, and have a little fun while watching hoops.

Everyday, Game Day

Sunshine State of Mind!

Well I am here in Vegas for ten days, and I am not going to lie, I may be missing that Cali weather. It definitely is hot here, which calls for lots of pool days. NBA summer league has taken over the town, and I certainly am getting in lots of time at the gym as well.

Spiritual Gangster bomber jacket

I am totally obsessed with this cute look, because when inside it is freezing so you definitely need a light jacket. Spiritual Gangster has been a favorite of mine for a long time. Their cute tees and jackets are always fun and cozy.

Summer graphic tee at Paige

Another of my favorite denim lines Paige, has branched out into the cutest t-shirts. I love this little California one that I picked up from Saks. It is perfect mixed with the bomber and my favorite worn in denim shorts.

Adidas Superstar multicolor sneakers for summer

I am totally obsessed with these Adidas kicks. The colors are super fun for summer, and they are totally comfortable for being in the gym all day. I will wear them with a cute summer dress as well!

Metallic silver bag

I have been loving this reversible bag from Nordstrom. The silver metallic is fun and trendy, and it is under $50.00 dollars making it a total steal!

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Details of the Day, My Style

Take me out to Vegas!

So, we know that I usually am all over the athleisure game, but when a week in Vegas calls, some proper going out looks are in store. I’m here for NBA Summer League, and I will have a ton of fun details for you all week long. One of the fun things about this trip, is that there is literally a fun event every single night. So kick up your dancing heels with me this week as I take you through all the ins and outs of Vegas life!

NBA Summer League

One of my favorite lines of clothing is A.L.C., and this Alexa dress with the Star print had me at hello. I love a good long dress with a sexy back, and they hit it out of the ballpark for me on this one.

Sam Edelman sandal

I am all about a good flat with a long dress, and this Sam Edelman from Nordstrom is perfect. The off white mixed with gold make them a little more dressy. Also, who doesn’t love a great pop of color? Hello purple, I am in love. This bag from Onna Ehrlich has been an oldie but goodie for years.

Purple clutch

I think I have found the absolute perfect skirt combo for dancing. Thank you Alice and Olivia for this gorgeous little number. I simply paired it with my favorite tight tank from Nordstrom, because this heat is sweltering! I love a chunky heel, they are more comfortable for me, and Chinese Laundry has great ones that won’t break the bank.

Tiered Ruffled Skirt

I finished off the look with my new favorite earrings from J.Crew, they are totally fun and on trend. Of course, I broke out my classic Chanel bag for summer league. My all time favorite bag, and let me tell you I have had it for ten years and I only wear it here and there.

J Crew earrings

Chanel classic bag for summer league

Cheers to a fun week in Vegas!

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Game Day, Trends

The NBA Finals are here!

I can’t believe that the NBA finals are here again already. Once again we have the Golden State Warriors going head to head with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Last year in a wild ending, the Cavs beat Golden State, so this year is going to be a crazy series. I am guessing that this will go all seven games. I have been so lucky over the years to sit at many playoff games, and even see my dad coach a team to a championship with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011. This was one of the best experiences of my life. There are no words to describe what it is like to cheer a team on to a championship.

Burnout hoodie for NBA Finals

Besides the cute tee, I am loving the Puma line right now. This long sleeve burn out hoodie available at Foot Locker is just oh so cool. I paired it with some simple shades, and my new favorite high-waisted sleek leggings from Onzie. What I love about this legging is you can literally also wear it with a sweater and some cool booties. They are totally universal.

Nike Flyknit sneaker

I just picked up these new Nike sneakers, which are so comfortable it is crazy. They are inspired by a pocketknife, and are foldable and packable. They have an amazing stability strap with a translucent sole to provide greater flexibility on your foot and in your luggage. Also, don’t forget this great reversible tote that has a cool girl feel to it. It is available at Nordstrom and is under $50!

Cheers to the NBA Finals, cannot wait to watch the games!!!

Jordan iconic wings tee

That being said, I am just excited to watch some of the greatest players in the league this year, as there will be no shortage of amazing basketball. There are more players then ever before that were NBA all-stars playing, which will be fascinating to watch. I headed over the the NBA team store, to find a cute tee to wear around today, and this Jordan brand was perfect. As we know, I love me some Jordan shoes, and so it was kind of fun and fitting to pick up a cute tee. Not only can I wear it with work out gear, it is super cute paired with some jeans and heels. I even did a little knot tie when I went out.

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