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| Posted in | Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2012

It was Thursday afternoon (Manila time) when I found out that Complex Magazine was gonna release a list of "The 25 Most Influential #NT Members." I said that should be easy and wrote down my own list of 25. Before I knew it, I already had close to 50 names on my list. I could have kept going but I didn't because there was no way I could have come up with a "correct list" knowing how Niketalk has tens of thousands of members since its inception in December 1999.

To peep the entire list HERE.

I was on my way home past midnight when I got a text. "Congratulations... You are number 28!" At first I didn't understand it but when I went on my laptop I saw all the tweets and fb wall posts. The top 25 became the top 30 and somehow I made it on the list. A list that if I personally wrote I wouldn't have made top 100.

I gotta admit though, it's cool to be on the same list as DJ AM (R.I.P.), Jason Petrie (Nike), Adam Leaventon (Puma), corgishoe, Russ Bengtson (Complex), Professor K, Methamphibian, Ben Baller and Wale. (umh, not really, #NT has little love for Wale) 

Plus I know most of these people from way back and I still have some connection to them, mostly through twitter and facebook - ellaesco aka my reverse mail-order bride, Airmag15 aka Team 909 head, Ty (LDRS), Dirtylicious (I was his tour guide when he visited the Philippines years ago), Dre (Croatianstyle), Mr. Stoneface henz0 and the originator of wallet breaker threads, Moses. (Ekin702)

The rest I haven't heard from in years but it would be dope to reconnect with them especially KDAY1580, snugglesmcduggal, fellow #NT Mod collie27, Hiro31 and Retrokid.

I can't even argue with the top 2 as Niketalk wouldn't be here today if it weren't for them. 

Overall, I think it's a solid list. I would personally like to see Jersey Joe, Pat, MClilbit, DJ Bana and a few others on the list so I can be bumped down to number 31. That way I won't have to deal with all the ribbing or dickriding by people who have no idea why my name is on the list.

Nevertheless, I am thankful to Complex and all the good folks who have helped me get where I am today.

Behind a computer. Locking threads for no reason, before they reach 100 pages. * TROLL FACE *

You don't agree with the Complex? Join some salty #NT members working hard to make the next list and discuss HERE!

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