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Youtube Friday – New Bike

Check out the new bike that the Germans are designing. They are designing a new bike that has no pedals. You run, like a Flinstone and put your foot on the foot rests and ride it out! Check out this guy riding this bike in broad daylight in Germany, and it was a design that was created in 1817 and this is the new prototype for the new bike. Would you buy a bike like this? Let us know and comment the video on the Urban Kings Video Page.

Read this write up  by Yahoo! - The latest in modern bicycle innovation takes some cues from the fictional mode of transportation used in the “Flintstones” cartoon. A new bicycle design by German engineers does away with pedals and requires the rider to run or walk to generate speed. Dubbed the new “Fliz Bike”, it is actually based on the world’s first bicycle, “Laufrad”, which also operated without pedals and was created German inventory Karl Drais in 1817. “The prior aim of developing FLIZ was to bring a completely new driving experience to everyone,” designers Tom Hambrock and Juri Spetter write on their website. “Its laminated, innovative frame with 5 point belt system provides a comfortable, ergonomic ride between running and biking.” Riders of the Fliz must strap themselves into a harness (the “5 point belt system”). After building up enough speed, they lift their legs onto footrests located near the bike’s rear wheel. “The frame integrates the rider and due to its construction it works both like a suspension and like a top carrier whereas the belt replaces the saddle and adjusts your position,” the designers write.”

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UKMG Sports – Chris Paul To The Clippers

This whole week was crazy in the NBA. So many blocked trades, rumors, and conspiracy theories swirled around the NBA. First lets start with the beginning. The New Orleans Hornets currently DO NOT have an owner. So the NBA bought out the previous owner and is holding onto the team until a new owner buys the team. To be fair, the NBA hired staff for the Hornets, and the team was ran just like every other team. The General Manager (GM), decides who to trade, who to bring in by Free Agency, or to draft from college, basically run the teams front office. The Hornets currently have a situation where their best player (Chris Paul – who is a TOP 5 player in the league) asked to be traded and will not sign a contract extention. Instead of dragging out trade rumors effecting players emotions and play on the court (as it did with Carmelo Anthony’s trade rumors from last season), the Hornets decided within the team that it would be best to trade Chris Paul before the season starts. (Also they wanted to trade Paul because they would rather trade him and receive real good talent back, then him become a free agent and not receive anything in return, like the Cleveland Cavs did with Lebron James).

Last week, it was announced that 3 teams agreed in a trade to send Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers, Pau Gasol to the Houston Rockets, and Hornets would receive Lamar Odom, Kevin Martin, Luis Scola and draft picks. Once it was announced publicly that there was a trade, the NBA stepped in and blocked the trade – For Basketball Reasons. This is the first time ever in any USA Sport that a league has blocked a trade. And with a comment that does not make sense. No one knows what “For Basketball Reasons” meant, but critics, players and fans have voiced opinions through media outlets and social networks on how an agreement can be blocked from the league, citing conspiracy theories and unfair advantages due to the NBA knowing all executive trade talks and future decisions from all other teams. After the initial trade was agreed upon, then blocked, Lamar Odom from the Lakers told the front office executives that he would like to be traded. The Lakers then sent Odom to the Dallas Mavericks for a trade exception (the Lakers basically made cash available to sign a player or trade for a player for what Odoms salary was) and a draft pick, giving Laker fans hope they could trade for Dwight Howard.

A few days ago, it was announced that the Los Angeles Clippers have made a trade with an agreement with the Hornets, and for a day it was looking like the trade was going through.  But yet again, David Stern decided to block the deal, sending a frenzy that everyone in sports was talking about. With the Clippers and The Lakers both actively pursuing Chris Paul, the Hornets had to choose which option was best for the team. With the Lakers giving up a key piece in the trade scenario, they were rumored to trade Pau Gasol and mystery players. The Clippers have offered a package of Eric Gordon, Chris Kaman, Al Farouq Aminu and Minnesota’s unprotected draft pick (which means the worse the Timberwolves are, the better the pick will be, and most are expecting the T-Wolves to have a horrible year. And unprotected means no matter what pick it will be, the Hornets will own it, even if its the #1 Pick). After 2 days of negotiating, the Clippers won with the best deal, and after 10 hours of the NBA approving the trade, it was finally official.

This trade means a whole new day and outlook for the Clippers, and now boasting a team with 2 ALL STARS (Blake Griffin and Chris Paul), and 3 Former ALL STARS (Chauncey Billups, Mo Williams and Caron Butler), and resigning De’Andre Jordan and keeping Eric Bledsoe, the Clippers now bring as much excitement if not more, for the Clippers than the Lakers. Word is, the Clippers sold out all season tickets, which, if true, its the first time in their history that has been done. We will now see how the teams from Los Angeles play this out. The Clippers still are under the cap, and they can still sign good talent, and they do have the momentum that other players are going to want to play for this team. And the Lakers, who has basically traded away Lamar Odom for nothing, and signed role players who are not expected to make a huge impact on the roster. With the Lakers, if they end up not trading for Dwight Howard with the trade exception from the Lamar Odom trade, they may be starting a downhill battle with players like Kobe and Pau already in their 30′s. Only time will tell, but I can tell you that Los Angeles is going to be buzzing around basketball and Staples Center is going to have new life with the Blue and Red (Clipper colors).

Welcome to Los Angeles Chris Paul!

The Clippers Press Conference to Introduce Chris Paul will start at 5pm Today!

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Old English Brand Flagship Shop

Our friends at Old English Brand had their official grand opening of their flagship shop last week, and now they are open every day, Monday through Friday, from 12Noon to 6PM. Its always cool to go down there and hang out, get some new fresh tee shirts or snapbacks, beanies, backpacks, tote bags, shoes, sweaters and accesories. Make sure to come down and support the new shop. The address for the flagship shop is 11781 Slauson Ave, Santa Fe Springs, Ca 90670!

True Starr – 48 Hours – Sneak Peak

Here is the brand new exclusive sneak peak of the upcoming music video with Urban Kings Artist True Starr for the song “48 Hours”. Its just a taste of what will be coming soon, and it gives you a little sample of the new song. Its not an official video, more of something Urban Kings and True Starr did for fun. Its a pretty dope song and we got the sexy Miss Alex in the video. Directed by our go-to director Famous8, this video is going to be crazy. I know im pumped up for it, I know once you see it, you will be too. True Starr’s EP “Your Welcome” will be releasing October 15th, so make sure to stay tuned for the full version of 48 Hours along with the new CD!

The UKMG World Premier of 16/8 Webisode Ft Stomper

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The time has come for the World Premier of the 16/8 Webisode by Urban Kings featuring UKMG Artist The Stomper! This is the first webisode series by UKMG, and the concept is unique and simple. Urban Kings always had input from our fans, and fans always asked why there has not been certain music videos by UKMG Artists. Well, we listened to all our fans, and decided to make a webisode series that gives you the music videos you want. Since its a series, we are doing short music videos to your favorite new songs, classic songs, and even unreleased songs from the Urban Kings catalog. This series will surprise you with what songs will be made in our 16/8 webisodes, and even which artists will be appearing! Today, we feature The Stomper in one of his biggest songs “I Wish It Was Fake”. And it is available now, exclusively, at www.UrbanKingsTv.com!

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