By David Jordan Jr

2016 is quickly coming to a close and with the exiting of this year, the basketball world saw the departure of four of the games greatest players. Kobe Bryant, Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan each retired from the NBA, nearly closing a gap of the era of active basketball players that were apart of the spectrum which actually played against Michael Jordan (Bulls Era) and Magic Johnson. Stephon Marbury (another link to this era and Class of 1996) has been continuing his professional basketball career abroad in China and has continued to achieve greatness on and off the basketball court. ESHE has put together a photo essay of unique images from the careers of Duncan, Garnett, Bryant and Allen.

Ali | Through The World’s Eyes

By David Jordan Jr

Being the most recognized man in the world afforded us all the privilege to see Muhammad Ali on a regular basis in many different lights. Howard Bingham, Muhammad Ali’s personal photographer and biographer captured many of the iconic images that have come to define not only the sport of boxing, but the life of the legend. Countless other photographers around the world have been able to snap shots of Ali in different elements; from the ring, to a prestigious dinner, to an intimate moment with his family. The images of Ali are what remain on not only film, but in our minds. “A picture is worth a thousand words” is an old cliché that holds true when it comes to Muhammad Ali. ESHE put together a small gallery of the many different facets of Ali from his life to celebrate the totality of his essence as an athlete, activist,a man of GOD and man of blackness.


Cleveland Cavaliers Bring A NBA Championship Back To “The Land”

By David Jordan Jr

The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals 93-89 to win its first NBA Championship in franchise history. The NBA title is the first major sports championship to be won in the city of Cleveland since 1964. A historic run in the NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers exacted revenge on a Golden State Warriors team that beat these Cavaliers in 5 games in the 2015 NBA Finals. This time the Cavaliers competed with a full team, the biggest difference maker being Kyrie Irving. Irving’s backcourt play was instrumental in Cleveland having a balanced attack aginst the Warriors, something that was missing in last year’s finals as Irving fractured his knee cap in Game One. Surgery ended his season last year and Kyrie Irving did not return to Cleveland’s lineup until midseason this year, thus setting a path for a return trip to the finals. The quest to this championship began once Lebron left the Miami Heat as a free agent in 2014 to return home and begin his mission to bring a championship to Cleveland. Two years later the Cavaliers are celebrating a NBA Championship. Lebron James filled the stat sheets with amazing numbers during the finals averaging 29.7 points, 11.3 rebounds, 8.9 assists, 2.6 steals and 2.3 blocks en route to winning his third NBA Finals MVP. The championship win came in historic fashion for the Cleveland Cavaliers as the not only defeated the team with the best regular season record in NBA history (73-9) but the Cavs also came back from a 3-1 series deficit, becoming the first team in NBA history to come back from a 3-1 deficit to win an NBA Championship. “The Land” is finally able to enjoy the scent of freshly popped champagne and can now hang a championship banner inside The Q.

Enjoy The 2016 NBA Finals Gallery Recap Below:

Jesus Walked

By David Jordan Jr

17 years ago today, May 1, 1998 Spike Lee’s “He Got Game” was released in theaters. Starring Ray Allen (Jesus Shuttlesworth) and Denzel Washington (Jake Shuttlesworth) this classic film dives into the life of the number high school basketball player in the country and gives people a detailed glimpse as to the world that many elite, highly sought after prospects live on a day to day basis, in addition to all of the positives and negatives that are present. An amazing soundtrack from Public Enemy carries this movie through each scene, authenticating the street, the roundball and the people that are acting out this story. “He Got Game” is a must see for every basketball player.

Songs In The Key Of Life

“If It’s Magic” – Stevie Wonder (1976)

Style Is Timeless

You can buy clothes but you can’t by style. When one dresses, inspiration for style should come from within; not from the outside. Wear what you like, wear what feels good n on you, wear what makes you feel good. Create your own style. Your life dictates your style. The most stylish people are those that know no boundaries. Dare yourself to be stylish. Trend yourself, style yourself, BE YOURSELF.