by Adam Fleischer

Lucky you, because it’s that time again. That time when we hook you up with fresh gear just because we love you, our loyal readers. We’re about making magazines, not merchandise, so, like many of our contests, this one’s a team effort. That’s where we pass the baton to Crons.

For those among us who believe that success at any level is deeply rooted in hard work, focus, and preparation, Crons where it’s at. Created by former Pittsburgh Panther baller Pat Cavanaugh, Crons embodies this mentality from its founder all the way down to its apparel. And why not? Cavanaugh started his collegiate career as a walk on for a talented Pitt squad and ended up not only earning a scholarship, but also becoming a two-time team captain. That’s not too shabby, and neither is the clothing line.crons3

Basing their products and message off of a “Come Ready or Never Start” motto, Crons has been in the game for a decade and a half and has been consistently working hard during that time while motivating others to do the same. Recently, the brand proved that following this mantra truly does pay off, as they were named the official provider of apparel and uniforms for the Big South Conference.

Crons champions the “Be Ready” concept, so that when an opportunity is presented to you, it won’t be squandered. Well, here’s your shot to show us that you’re ready, because now you’ve got the opportunity to win some exclusive kicks, courtesy of Crons and designer Tyler Way. You may remember our boy T. Way from past creations for CP3 and LeBron, but now the results of his talents can be all yours. With words of inspiration artfully plastered throughout the shoes, Way has created joints that are sure to make others jealous while continuing to recrons1mind you that the sky is the limit.

Check out T.Way at work on the shoes below

All you’ve gotta do to win ‘em: submit your own story in 250 words or less, and tell us how you use that special Crons mentality to reach your basketball goals. How did you turn hate into motivation?  How did you overcome adversity to become even a stronger player? What sacrifices did you make?

The very best tale wins the pair, but we’ve got five more winners that will also get hooked up. The second place package includes a hoodie and sweatpants made of 100% polyester pleated material, short and long sleeve training shirts, workout shorts and a duffel bag.

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Just hit up our comment section below to tell us your story and why you should win, and remember to use a valid email address when you sign in to comment. We’ll pick winners next Thursday, Nov. 12. Good luck!

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