In 1993 the New York Knicks were hosting the Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden an epic arena constructed for epic events. Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals was one of those nights.
Let’s paint this picture for you. New York was up 3 with 50 seconds left in the game. B.J. Armstrong was blanketing Starks and oblivious to the fact their center Bill Cartwright was MIA. Ewing seeing the hole on the floor set a pick on Armstrong allowing Starks to spin past and launch himself over the 6’8 Horace Grant. 20,000 people came roaring to their feet solidifying it as one of the best dunks of all-time. It became a poster that made its way onto bedroom walls across all boroughs. Today 26 years later we commemorate “The Dunk” with a sneaker bearing the same name.
Watch ‘The Dunk’
In 2014 John Starks had this to say about ‘The Dunk’:
“I just took off from the baseline and all I saw was Horace Grant. I knew I had to go in strong, Grant was 6’8 by 260lbs – and I just jumped as hard I could, dunked it with my left hand, and ran hustling back on defense.”
The Ewing Focus Details
On Monday, we here at IMUMEDIA conducted the second episode of our show “Control The Narrative” and had the pleasure of sitting down with Ewing Athletics PR Director Noah Goldowitz. It was a great conversation that you all will be able to see coming up down the road, we got to touch on lots of different topics and received an exclusive look at the new sneaker.
The sneaker screams New York Knicks the authentic blue and orange pop off the black canvas creating a visual masterpiece. The Ewing Focus will go down as one of the most advanced sneakers the brand has ever created. This piece in the collection features bold “Starks” embroidery at the heels and something special under the translucent orange outsoles. The shoe also features neoprene interests to help improve breathability.
Pricing: The Ewing Focus “The Dunk” releases on October 30 for $140 exclusively at Ewingathletics.com in sizes 5-16
(All images courtesy of Ewing Athletics and IMUMEDIA, Video courtesy of Youtube, source Ewing Athletics)