We the North!

I don’t usually touch on sports, or at least I haven’t done it in a while. But I must say although it might be a little premature the Raptors are legit! Most professionals and experts will tell you the benchmark in which you judge a team is 20 games. That is 25% into the season. Right now the Raptors are sitting with the best record in the NBA tied with Memphis; a team which they have already beat. In my opinion that makes them the best team in the NBA.

Now I know we shouldn’t get excited because we’ve been here before with the Raptors getting us all hyped up and then letting us down. But we have never been the best team in the NBA and in a few short games we will have reached that 20 game mark. The whole league is talking about the Raptors even in the barber shop and when we hit that mark we’ll see if we’re are still number 1 in the league or even number 2. It is a big glimpse into what the end of the season will look like.

I also want to mention a few highlights, that Brazilian kid that we drafted he is the truth! You’re not going to see it yet but you will never see a 7-footer move so fluidly and smoothly with and without the ball. In 3 years maybe 2, that kid is going to be a big problem. And with the attitude that the Raptors have along with the fact that these guys legitimately like one another their chemistry is unmatched.

Don’t get me wrong I’m not are Raptors fan but I must acknowledge when a team is performing at a high level. They’re doing all the things that good team’s do fighting their way back, winning 4th quarters, hitting end of quarter shots and all. This is exciting! In such a short amount of time guys have already fitted into their rules and other teams are still trying to catch up. The Raptors are right now the best and they’re only going to get better this young team is the future!

Peace and hair grease

Foot Locker Barbershop Experience

Something very special is happening on Friday, August 2nd. The most reliable spot to get your kicks, Foot Locker, is doing something unprecedented.  For the first time ever, one of Onyx Barber’s very own will be camping out in the Foot Locker window across the street from Eaton Centre on Yonge in a pop-up barbershop.

Between the hours of 12noon and 4pm on Friday August 2nd you can buy a pair of shoes and get a cut by on of our master barbers. Arrive early, get groomed while the world is watching and don’t miss out on being a part of this historic event.

Check the pics out in our Facebook album.

Peace and Hair Grease

Rudy Gay

The most exciting occurrence since Linsanity has just unfolded in Toronto. A trade between the Pistons, Memphis and the cRaptors has brought Rudy Gay to the t-dot. We waited a long time to be able to say that we have a star and I think he could be one. Instead of forcing sub-par players into last minute pressure situations then criticizing them when they fail, we now have a player who is a legitimate star. A player who was a stand out on a very good team can now come to where his talents will be not only appreciated but severely needed. Read More

Linsanity Continues!

Knicks fans stand up! Jeremy Lin has brought you up out of the basketball cellar and onto a seven game winning streak. Well, Carmelo was out and so was Stoudemire but yet this 23 year old, Harvard grad has been finding amazing ways to win!

It’s not only winning that’s impressive but also the way he’s been winning. You can’t teach being “clutch” and you can’t teach 4th quarter takeovers (ask Lebron). In the shop,  we do not deny Lin is a great “make it big” story, but is that all there is? Is he exceptional or just a flare up fluke? Give us some more feedback since we’ve had plenty in the past 2 weeks. Read More

Why the NBA needs Jeremy Lin more than Lebron James

You have surely come across the sports sensation, Ivy Leaguer Knickerbocker’s new son; Jeremy Lin. He is even getting All-Star consideration after a week of offering the world a record defying performance paralleling himself with household names like Shaq, Iverson and LBJ. More than likely, some of you may have already joined the ranks of recently added twitter followers to the @JLin7.

Jeremy Lin is not just a common sports buzz; he is shattering attitudes on the sports industry in general, especially during an era of self-absorbed TMZ sports fantasy. Read More

Dunk or not?!

One of the many topics this week was basketball. No doubt it’s a reoccurring discussion and I don’t think it will take you long to figure out what the entire barbershop was split on – and right down the middle at that. Blake Griffin!

Was it a dunk or not? Now I need some feedback on this because a common consensus was not met.

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