Bread City Basketball

May 10, 2009, 2:18 am
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Take some some sunshine, some tank tops, some LA Gear. Take two people. Have them pretend to have fun while pretending to play basketball while not knowing how to play basketball. Have them hop back and forth with the ball, blatantly traveling. Have them regress into childhood. The playground bully goes through the motions but does not know how to get what he wants. The girl-next-door knows how not to give it to him. This guy will never call her out on double-dribbling. Have them dance. Have them not pretend to not know how to play basketball.  Take a theme song. LA Gear. LA Gear. You’ve got the moovvves. LA Gear.

Sneaker Fact: Karl Malone rocked these.

September 24, 2007, 2:31 pm
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Three Ball Total Equilibrium Tank, by Jeff Koons

Enclosed in the watery vitrines, the basketballs become idealised objects which may refer to nostalgia or ambition – either way they are unattainable… Over a period of six months the balls gradually sink to the bottom of the tank and have to be reset. Because of this, they may be seen as representing transience, human frailty and vulnerability to change in fortune.

-Elizabeth Manchester on Jeff Koons’ seminal 1985 basketball sculpture

Jeff Koons Spalding Sculpture