– Yo, so my story, man,
is-is-is-is-is a crazy story. So I remember, um, the Nike
Total– Total Air Foamposites
came out, right? We used to call them
Tim Duncans, right? – Mm-hmm.
– Yup, yup. – So this– I don’t know
what year this is, but– – ’97, ’98.
– ’97. So they had the silver joints
and they had the black joints.
– Yup. – So I couldn’t catch
the silver joints, So when the black joints
came out, it was a big deal. So I remember
it was, like, $200. Saved up all my money.
It was sold out everywhere. So I had to go to Eastbay
and buy it, right? – Right.
– Waited for a few weeks. My joints came in, man.
You know what I’m saying? So I wore them
till there was nothing. Like, I wore them every day.
I’m talking about, we was playing bulldog,
we was playing everything
we could play. – They don’t remember bulldog.
– They don’t remember
that, right? – So anyways, yo, I wore them
to the point where the heel
was coming off. You feel me?
I’m like, damn,
this $200 pair of sneakers. Man, what am I gonna do?
My mom seen that, right? So she like, um, “I wanna help
you fix those sneakers.” I said, “Ma, I don’t know
what to do, like–” She was like, “Listen,
I know a show repair. I’m gonna take these sneakers.
They gon’ fix it.” – That’s love.
– “You sure, ma?” She said, “Yeah, yeah,
I got it.” So I was that hyped.
Went to school. Came back from school.
That hyped. Yeah, I’m getting
my Nike Total Airs back. My mom pull up.
She give me the box. I open the box.
When I opened the box, yo, the shoe repair person
that she took ’em to, they put a Timberland heel in place of my
Nike Total Air, bro. – Oh, my God!
– This is a true story! If I ever put my mom
on the phone… – Aah!
– …she would tell you. Yo, I was mad, sad,
surprised, angry, I had every emotion, yo. And I was younger at that time,
so I couldn’t curse yet.
– Right, okay. – Oh, man.
– So imagine this young dude not being able to curse.
I’m like, yo, what–
yo, what’s up? How you–
And my mom, you know,
she ain’t know about sneakers, so she think that’s normal.
I’m like, yo, ma,
does that look normal? Like, I didn’t even have
a Timberland at the time. They had a Timberland heel on
a Nike Total Air Foamposite, yo. This is a true story.
If I’m lying, I’m dying.