Things were changing in 1988.
The 80s were ending, ushering a new, mysterious era. The Larry and Magic show was nearing the end of its run. A new show was being unveiled starring a group of brash Bad Boys and a man revered as His Airness.
In the PBA, there was a group of hotshot rookies that, in a few years, would own the league. You know them: Jolas. Laureate. Lionheart.
Even in the collegiate level, things were changing. The championship exchange between the East and Far East was done. An old rivalry between Katipunan and Taft was being rekindled in its place.
Beyond basketball, 1988 was a year of icons. It was the year of the Rain Man, Big and Die Hard. Another Michael was rising up the charts with his own Bad style. DJ Jazzy Jeff, NWA, Biz Markie, Run DMC were all rolling.
Even in the world of sneakers something fresh was coming. Color blocking was so 1987. Mike rocked a pair of J’s that shone brightest, even though surrounded by All-Stars. Another icon was born.
Join SLAM PH in celebrating an iconic sneaker by going back to 1988 and remembering the some of the biggest moments from 30 years ago.
Good, bad, hilarious and legendary, 1988 is a year to remember. It’s a classic year, an iconic time, a perfect 50.