In 2020, a star professional athlete will probably make more money off of his endorsements than his actual salary. The days of an NFL player driving a cab in the off-season are long gone, but it’s not exactly ancient history.
For years, it was believed that Black people held domain over two very specific things: sports and entertainment. Sure, we excel in so many fields but to the world, we were born to either sing, dance, run a pigskin or bear a wicked jumpshot.
Don’t let modern society trick you into believing that our community’s achievements should not be celebrated year-round. With February aka Black History Month upon us, we look to keep a bright spotlight on some of our kings and queens from what some would call the golden era of pro sports (and some “amateurs,” too).
Retro sneakers are all the rage right, but the best usually have an origin story dating back to the 1980’s. Hip-Hop Wired linked back up with Fresco Wilson, Editorial Producer of sneaker consignment destination Stadium Goods, and he dropped knowledge on how 1980’s sneaker culture continues to influence the game in 2020.