peep the world’s best 6ft. dunker terrell “t-dub” cournoyea warming up before last year’s city slam showdown …
germany’s largest indoor basketball tournament “zehlendorfer pfingstturnier” recently hosted the finest teams in the country for three days of straight up hoops. the k1x warriors featured pro ballers Andrej Mangold, Amin Wright, Ismail Yaldiz, Tim Schwartz, Frieder Distelhorst, Robert Cardenas, Oliver Clay and Björn Schoo. after crusing to victories in the first five games with an array of alleys and long range bombs, our squad came up short by two points vs. team berlin in a heated final matchup, but won the “best dressed” award hands down …
french bball magazine “5 majeur” gives us big time props on their latest cover. check our “you can hate me now” tee on the bottom right …
the fifth edition of “basket fever’s” 3×3 contest took place last weekend in st quentin (france). on sunday, around 100 players fought for the 1st spot in several contests, including a 3×3 championship, 3pt. shootout. etc. the event’s highlight was the dunk contest, of course. the competition featured some impressive local dudes and the legendary “slam nation” flyers. kevin lescot aka da phenomenon, who has been touring with the crew since the age age 17 (and now plays third division in italy) won the contest with dynamite jams and his unique version of the cartwheel tomahawk.
make sure you check the cartwheel dunk towards the end of this clip!
streetball activist julien jospeh took it upon himself to reunite the legendary slam nation crew for one final showdown, last weekend in orchies (france). “retour aux sources” featured an all-star game as well as an unforgettable freestyle dunk show (clips will be uploaded on k1x.com shortly), that also featured some of our favorites, like 6-kay, dejan ristic, steve lobel, yann & brice de blaine and duke. it goes without saying, that k1x was on hand to support the cause. k1x warrior kadour ziani hosted the event that assembled the “who is who” of french dunk artistry and blacktop handles. a family reunion for the ages …
slam nation & streetball all-stars: johakim ekanga, mike aka icecross, christian mulamba aka. 6kay, jérome surville, salomon sami, laurent duville, jalil raw, gille tirilly, benjamain bambara et son bébé, julien joseph , joffrey verbeck, yann de blaine, salin lazereg, dejan ristic, duke thomba, marlon jules, gracien, steve lobel, kadour ziani, brice de blaine and habib tiour
the godfather of dunk, kadour ziani
hate it or love it, the black mamba’s on top! the man everyone loves to hate is sittin’ on top of the world. and even superman couldn’t get his way. he’s earned his hollywood smile and really couldn’t care less if it’s lonely at the top. can’t front on that. hail to the champ! our quickstrike “you can hate me now” tee (29,99 €) is available in limited quantities at selected boutiques as well as www.kickz.com right now!
how about that! remember vernon “mad max” maxwell – one of the NBA’s most prolific three-point shooters and most outgoing personalities, who helped the houston rockets to a championship in 1994? judging by these pics of vernon maxwell jr. (!) in our performance line k1x fnctn gear, it seems the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree. it’s about time for another maxwell in the league!
greg tanner of basketball24/7 is excited about k1x coming to the uk sooner than you might think. and believe us, he is not the only one. read the whole feature on our world b. free collection right here. k1x is now available at selected footlockers and will be carried by your favourite streetwear pusher later this summer.
our new world b. free collection is now being sold at www.pickyourshoes.com. choose from tees, crewnecks, shorts and shoes and get free shipping within the united states free if you buy two pieces – that should be easier than a 1-0 fastbreak. check out the site by clicking on the image below!
check out the new category “it’s gotta be the shorts” by our boy jeremy ripley over at
bouncemag.com! the rating for our shorts? “The k1x Zaggamuffin shorts scream: You can’t stop me, money!”. not much to add from our side. read the whole article by clicking the image below!
check out european basketball legend frankie alvertis in his recent interview with greece basketball blog www.basketblog.gr. after a 20 year career with 5 time european champion panathinaikos and believe it or not a record of 25 titles as a team captain, alvertis has definitely made history. for those of you who don’t speak greek at least now you know how pau gasol’s (other) brother looks like.
frankie is sporting the k1x beantown tee in blk/green, also available in wht/green.
beware of rocking rims at champs elysees this weekend. the french capital has “basketfever” and is all “krazy pour le basket”. the event in the heart of paris features 30 teams going up against each other in 3 on 3 competition, as well as a whole lotta extras, like a dunk contest feat. some slam nation cats, the shooting contest, a freestyle battle, dj-ing, dancers and more … the city of (hoop) love lives!
berlin’s illest party “hip hop don’t stop” just teamed up with k1x to create this monster of a limited tee (available in blk/green and grey/pink). what you’re feeling is envy, by the way. the only way to cure it is sweet talk hhds chiefrockas giampiero and dj san gabriel or head towards the kickz store in berlin mitte (münz street 20). word on the street is they have secured a handful of ‘em …
more details after the jump!
40 cal of the streetball bible that is bounce magazine sat down with our go to guy niels to talk about the upcoming streetball tournaments in new york city this summer. read the whole interview by clicking on the image below.
sounds like a super group for the heads to us. how it came to this? ask peeee: guilty and I actually found black milk sleeping on a corner beatboxing his beats cause he had no equipment, so we brought him in, gave him a sandwich, some soup and an orange fanta. and a beat machine and he wound up doing the whole l…
Sean Price wears our K1X lace up reversible zipper jacket
a couple of days ago, muenster in germany was the place to be to witness some rap veterans at their best. opener was lootpacks wildchild, followed by cormega. but right after they were done they had to clear the stage for ny breds tek and steele of duck down’s smif-n-wessun. headliner of that night: cali’s own dilated peoples. and yeah – they showed some of that kay-one-ex love.
steele wears our k1x til infinity college jacket …
… and our hot soup tee. tek wears the k1x 5th element mk2 kingsize tee.
Rakaa wears our k1x b free tee.