On the eve of the first ever Knicks/BK Nets game, the homie Pchen romances on the glory days of “Go NY Go” and throws some haterade on the Nets and their John Forte assisted anthem “Brooklyn (Something to Lean On).”
- Pchen (edited by AB)
Originally intended as a personal piece for his Brooklyn brownstone, Mike D of the Beastie Boys in collaboration with Flavor Paper, Brooklyn Toile, and Revolver BK’s Vincent J. Ficarra and Adela Qersa, have put together an illustrated ode to the most famous borough in the world.
From Coney Island to Biggie, to the bridge itself, the details and cultural tributes in this piece are perfect for any collector looking to have “Brooklyn in the house.”
Prints and wallpaper versions of the drawing are now available for purchase at Revolver.
Everyone loves to make predictions on winners and losers on draft day, but here at SXS, we set out to judge demeanor and aesthetic over basketball acumen. Without further adieu here are our Yearbook Awards for the newly minted class of 2012.
Damian Lillard (6th overall pick) Portland
In a class filled with draftees that understand the importance of a good tailor, Lillard impressed us the most. Plus you have to admire a guy who sports a Portland ready red pocket square and matching socks before he even knows he’s going to be taken by them.
Tyler Zeller (17th overall pick) Dallas (traded to Cleveland)
Resembling more Jim Carrey in Lemony Snicket’s than your heart throb Adonis, Zeller more than likely won’t have any female fans clamoring for his jersey in Cleveland unless its his mother. A productive player while at UNC, his goofiness and awkwardness right now far outweigh any optimism he may bring to the hardwood.
Most likely to become a pilot
Royce White (16th overall) by Houston
White has a well-documented fear of flying, so its a wonder how he’ll make it through this season nor a road trip.
White on his flying condition via SI:
“If the plane goes down, I’m ready to open the door, cartwheel out, and try to hit a tuck-and-roll on the ground.”
Safe to say that’s not happening.
Most likely to succeed
Andrew Nicholson (19th overall pick) Orlando
Nicholson was a physics major at St. Bonaventure and actually didn’t start playing basketball until his junior year in high school. It’s good that he stayed so studious because after watching his reel he’ll more likely need that engineering degree when he’s out of the league and picking up games at the MIT summer camp.
Most likely to be thuggin in Turkey
Ilkan Karaman (57th overall pick) Brooklyn
Looking at Karaman’s
draft profile mugshot, its only right that he’d be the inaugural draft pick in the BK Nets era. Besides leading the Euro league in tattoos (confirmed by Fran Fraschilla), how much can he really offer an NBA club given the fact that ESPN couldn’t even find footage of him.
Nevertheless, his demenor and rugged roots do show promise.
Like Biggie said: “aint no shook hands in Brook-land”