Nike launched the Miami base for House of Hoopsand commissioned Alberto Russo to pimp out the walls with stylish illustrations of hoop heroes. The illustrations are dramatically realistic. They retain a digital edge and all the ballers are snapped mid-motion. These portraits are screaming with action. Humble materials were used to create these portraits, such as pencils, markers, and Photoshop. The creme de la creme of the NBA are on display, including, Kevin Durant, Lebron James, Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant. Lebron himself stopped by to chat with fans and celebrate the grand opening at the House of Hoops to bless a new temple in his new town. Lebron kept it real gushing about how NBA 2K is his favorite game and also shared some earnest words of encouragement with his fans: “the words ‘give up’ never crossed my mind.’
This wasn’t the only piece of news coming out of Miami that has things heating up, check out the Tron inspired (and motorcycle culture inspired) Playboy photo project shot in the Sunshine state.