Anthony Randolph's TS Supernatural Commander PE
What's in a nickname? "Big Smooth" gets a second life...
words & images_Nick DePaula Records are meant to be broken. Even ones that include Don Nelson taking the top slot. But nicknames? Are nicknames meant to be plainly lifted? By the time Sam Perkins had already won a NCAA National Championship, an Olympic Gold Medal, and put up the only 30 point/ 20 rebound game in Dallas Mavericks franchise history, Anthony Randolph wasn't even born yet. It was in 1989, the real "Big Smooth's" fifth pro season, that Randolph's journey as a military kid took him from Germany to southern California. His hoops journey landed him in Dallas for his last two years of high school, and later at LSU for a breakout freshman season that warranted bouncing from school altogether. He was the youngest player in the league during his rookie year. Now in his second year with the Golden State Warriors, Anthony Randolph is new to the adidas Basketball family and also receiving his first taste of the player exclusive world. In both home and away versions of the TS Supernatural Commander, Randolph's pairs boldly show off the Warriors' bright orange and yellow tones. You'll even notice the official logo along the medial midfoot, and, oh yeah, the "Big Smooth" nickname along the tongue. No word as to whether or not anyone has notified Sam Perkins yet.