Then you even factor in the light blue that Big Baller Brand (via UCLA) and AND1 both are known for, and youve got a perfect match. No ones thought about AND1 much in the past decade, butthats because the street-ball culture shifted with the advent of social media. We didntneed anyone to go film street-ball stars if they could do it themselves. But AND1 was a great, important brand, and more importantly, AND1 still exists. AND1 has littleto lose. At worst, this deal fizzles and the company ends upgiving us new funny trash-talkT-shirts. At best, it revitalizes one of every basketball fans fa

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is in talks with its lenders over a restructuring plan that includes closing about 1,000 stores as it wrestles with an unsustainable debt load, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The discount shoe retailer may consider filing for bankruptcy if it's unable to reach a deal with the creditors, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information isn't public. A decision on whether to restructure in or out of court may be reached as soon as this month, they said. The chain has hired Guggenheim Partners to help in the effort, the people said. Related: Zio's restaurant

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