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TSB Podcast EP.296 – Battle of the Bootlegs

In this episode of TSB, Caesar, Guru, Geeno, and Dunks are in-studio at the Woodward Sports Network.

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Guru refuses to take accountability for getting us a few negative reviews on iTunes.

Looking back, we’ve made a number of historic firsts on our show. Such as breaking the color and gender barriers in the genre of sneaker podcasts.

Nike seems to do the bare minimum when it comes to sneakers that are meant to pay homage to cultural celebrations like Black History Month and Puerto Rican Day.

Reebok re-retroed the Omni Pump II without the most important piece. THE PUMP.

We listen to our voicemail hotline where a listener asks “What Detroit story would we tell if given the opportunity to do a sneaker collaboration?”

It’s the battle of the bootlegs. Kool Kiy vs. Omi In A Hellcat. No one really wins but the culture and community definitely loses in this fight. But how did we get to a point where knockoff sneakers have become fashionable?

Vanessa Bryant calls out Nike over the release of the “Mambacita” Kobe 6 Protro. According to her, the shoe was canceled barring both sides coming to an agreement. But considering Nike’s track record, especially this year, do they deserve the benefit of the doubt in this situation?

And finally, Under Armour pays the piper by settling the investigation into its accounting practices by the S.E.C. for $9 million.

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Rashone Bryant
Sneakerhead since 1997. Married. Father of one. Currently works for Chrysler and writes for SBD. Favorite Kicks - OG "Flu Game" Air Jordan 12

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