The way I cheated the game, I try to give back that much more through my foundation. I can tell you all the wrong things that I did. I did all of that.
Mason Jr. oversaw the creation of the Ewing Concept X Anthony Mason Tribute and the T-shirts from thought to finish.
Initially, he was just trying to put together a logo for his foundation. He chose to go with a profile shot of his father, but as soon as he saw it on paper, he tweaked it to showcase his dad’s haircut, which read Mase in cursive on the side of his head. Then, he added a halo over the M.
People loved it, and once they heard the story behind it, it resonated immediately. Mason Jr. knew the image could serve as the first piece to a clothing line but he didn’t stop there.
But the history of the NBA shows that you’d lose a lot of money over the years betting on presumed dynasties. Too much can happen. Look at, say, the Shaq-Kobe Lakers of the early 2000s, the Big Three Celtics of 2008 on and the LeBron James-Dwyane Wade-Chris Bosh Heat. None won as many championships as projected. (Weren’t the Heat still supposed to be winning titles now, seven years later?) Injuries take their toll. Egos get in the way, on the court and off it.
It seems as if Harden has been enjoying his time in Houston, where he has spent the last five years of his career after spending three seasons at OKC. Now that Harden has signed a four-year, $228 million extension with the Rockets, it seems he’ll be able to continue his extracurricular activities.