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Chicago fan intercepts and steals sneakers thrown between Kyle Lowry and a Raptors fan

Published on January 4th, 2014 by Astramskas, David | 2,866 views

It’s no secret that the crime rate in Chicago is sad and unacceptable but homicides were down by 18 percent and crimes overall 16 percent last year so that is a great sign and a sign of hope.  Unfortunately the sign is not a solution and one of the problems that needs a solution, not just in Chicago but it’s always been a hot topic in Chi-Town, is the crimes committed for sneakers.

I don’t mean to make light of the topic and I’m not going to attach the Shakespeare philosophy of comedy = tragedy + time but here is a pretty amusing and ironic video that happened in Chicago in a very unlikely place.  At the recent Raptors and Bulls game, Kyle Lowry threw his game sneakers into the crowd at the only Raptor fan in Chicago and of course a local Chicago resident stepped in and jacked the sneakers.

You might expect to get jacked for you sneakers at a midnight Jordan release event at a mall or maybe in a dark alley by some jealous thugs.  But the last place you expect to be jacked for some sneakers is at the Bulls game in front of sign that says “Charities!”



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aka Astramskiss bka VincentDa fka Expiredpineapples & RedApples is a "digital-marketing guy" living in Houston. Worked with the NBA, Sprite, 2K, cool people like LeBron, DWade and Robert Horry, a long list of not-so-cool people and few real s****ty people. Won editing awards, created websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs & sports memorabilia and has by far the longest bio on

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