After yesterday's post, I wanted to write a little more about the sneakers we bought on Monday.
The sneakers were created by Stephon Marbury (Starbury), a basketball player for the New York Knicks. Stephon grew up poor, in a housing project in New York City. He was one of seven children and wanted the $100-200 Air Jordans as a kid but he could never afford them. $200 was their grocery budget.
When Stephon Marbury got signed on with the Knicks and started making 17 million dollars a year, he decided to do something about the price of sneakers. That's when he started his own line of shoes (and clothing) and he now sells them for $14.98 a pair. You know that they aren't junk because he even wears them himself on the court.
He seems like such a good guy. He really cares about inner city & poor kids. He is constantly giving back to the community.
I will buy more sneakers just to support him. He has such a great vision and I hope more professional sports stars take after him.