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Celebrity Grub Fast Food

Watch Kevin Durant Pick Up A Shift At Starbucks And Attempt To Call Out Names

After his controversial decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors, Kevin Durant has replaced Lebron James as the league’s villain who will most likely be be booed at every visiting arena he plays in.

The only problem is that he’s one of the nicest, soft-spoken dudes in the NBA, and it’s hard to hate him after seeing him jump in with the Starbucks crew and helping out.

While at the Nike Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, Durant decided to hop behind the counter of the Starbucks store located within.

Being one of Nike’s most popular players, he can pretty much do whatever he wants, and he did, calling out names and handing out Fraps to customers.

Doesn’t look like they gave him a shot at making any drinks, thankfully, but for what he did do, it had to be a treat for those enjoying a drink at the coffee shop.

I think it’s safe to say he won’t be making any career changes, though. That $54 million contract he just got should make sure he can pay his bills on time, and buy all the Frappuccinos he wants.

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Hit-Or-Miss

Starbucks And Nike Collaborate To Create A Beautiful Pair Of Sneakers

Nike and Starbucks, two of the biggest brands in the world (ranking in at 17 and 67, respectively), have teamed up in order to bring us the next pair of shoes we don’t need but dammit we want.

This isn’t the first time two giants from the food and fashion industry have collaborated, and certainly won’t be the last.

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The Nike SB Dunk Low Premium Starbucks edition shoes have a brown suede-looking canvas with subtle, streaky swirls of khaki, made to mimic both the steam coming off of a fresh cup of coffee and the wrinkly, rich brown tone of a handful of coffee beans. The Nike Swoosh is painted in classic white with the standard Starbucks green outline, along with the heel, tongue and base of the shoes.

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The shoes are available now for a limited time in select Nike retailers. These shoes, as do many of the shoes in the Nike SB Premium line, retail at $100. Personally, I think the shoes look dope as hell, and I would buy them for the clean-looking color scheme alone. Of course, I would try to get away with calling them the Andes Mints Edition or something, because “Starbucks shoes” is just too much.

 

 

Photo Credit: Sneaker Bar Detroit 

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Cravings

Reebok-Branded Bacon Made Exclusively for Paleo Heads

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Gotta love a diet that lets — nay, encourages — you to eat bacon. It happened with Atkins in the ’90s, and it’s happening again with Paleo. Of course the bacon has to be unprocessed (like cave grandpa used to do), but still, bacon!

You also gotta love a brand that knows its customers. At the annual 2014 Reebok Crossfit Games in Carson, Calif. this past weekend, Reebok handed out boxes of Reebok-branded bacon to athletes in an effort to tap the Paleo bacon-munching market. Uncured, containing zero nitrates, preservatives, MSG, or sweeteners, and sourced from a Paleo Magazine-endorsed meat provider, Reebacon was packed with dry ice in shoe box-esque cardboard boxes that read “We Believe in Bacon.” Butcher cut-marked pig illustrations wearing Reeboks leapt from the packaging.

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There was also a Reebok Bacon Box food truck, from which Crossfit attendees could sample all sorts of porky snacks, from bacon-wrapped pork belly to bacon-wrapped and chorizo-stuffed dates. Sadly there’s no indication that Reebacon will make its way to stores, though we might be down for a collab with Nikale.

H/T Co.Create

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Video

These Nike Soccer Uniforms are Made From 13 Water Bottles

Since 2010, Nike has been pushing its soccer uniforms made of recycled materials. Now they have a cool video to show how the uniforms are made.

In the 2010 World Cup, the nine teams sponsored by Nike wore uniforms made from recycled materials, including the U.S. national team and Brazil’s national team. The uniforms will make another world-wide appearance at the UEFA European football championship in June.

The uniforms are made with 13 plastic bottles, the shorts being made of 100 percent recycled polyester and the jerseys 96 percent recycled polyester.

Nike Football estimated over 115 million recycled bottles were used in its clothing line since 2010.

Under Armor and Coca Cola also have clothing with the same concept of being environmentally friendly, Coca Cola’s being dated back to 2007 when its Drink2Wear line hit the market.

The video shows several clips of the recycling process with Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar dribbling a soccer ball throughout the video.

Could bottle-made clothing catch-on and expand through all clothing lines?

[Thx Mashable, Business Green and Coca Cola]