Sneaker Lifestyle Series ‘Just for Kicks’ to Launch Oct. 19 on Crackle

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment on Oct. 12 announced the sneaker lifestyle meets hip-hop culture series “Just for Kicks” will premiere on Oct. 19 exclusively on the free streaming service Crackle.

The series comes from producer-director Rhyan LaMarr and entrepreneur Antoine Wade and features well-known entertainment and NBA stars, including Allen Iverson, Jordan Clarkson, John Salley, Rich the Kid, Bun B., Adam Waheed, Liane V., Barton Fitzpatrick, and many others.

Hosted by millennial influencers Don Benjamin, Wes Armstrong, and Jadi Torres, “Just for Kicks” brings together a diverse range of guests to discuss their most exciting shoe stories and share why they chose the shoes they did.  The series features a range of games and challenges as well as interviews with celebrities from across sports, fashion, movies, and music. The series is hosted by comedian Wayne Young.

“’Just For Kicks’ is a unicorn of a series bringing a fun blend of fashion, music, sports, and entertainment that touches on every aspect of hip-hop culture,” said Michele Fino, head of branded content for Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment. 

‘Another Shot’ Driving to Digital and DVD May 14 From Well Go

The basketball feature Another Shot will come out on digital and DVD May 14 From Well Go USA Entertainment.

Based on the true story of Stephon Marbury’s fall from the NBA and his journey to rediscover his passion in China, Another Shot stars Marbury, Chun Wu, Bing He, Jessica Jung, Qingxiang Wang, Loretta Devine and Frankie Faison, with special appearances by Allen Iverson and Baron Davis.

In the film, Marbury teams up with a group of ambitious young professional basketball players in China, who dare to dream of one day winning the country’s professional basketball championship. With some intense training and a supportive coach, Marbury helps bring the team to the finals where they must face the seven-time championship team, considered by most to be unbeatable.

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Marbury played in the NBA from 1996 to 2009. He was selected out of Georgia Tech by the Milwaukee Bucks with the fourth overall pick in the 1996 NBA draft, but was traded shortly thereafter to the Minnesota Timberwolves. He  also played with the New Jersey Nets, Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks and Boston Celtics. He was an NBA All-Star with the Suns in 2001 and 2003, and was voted into the All-NBA Third Team in 2000 and 2003.

After five years with the Knicks, Marbury and the team agreed to a buyout in February 2009 and Marbury became a free agent. He soon signed with the Boston Celtics. Marbury was offered a one-year contract by the Celtics for the 2009–10 season but he turned the team down. He later announced that he would take a year off from basketball to attend to his business interests.

Marbury then played in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) from 2010 to 2018, winning three CBA championships with the Beijing Ducks in 2012, 2014 and 2015.