Dunked On: 15 Footwear and Facial Combinations of the 2000’s

It’s a great time to be a basketball fan, right? During the past two days, we have seen some of the most incredible dunks in a very long time. Footage of LeBron James hurdling John Lucas III and Blake Griffin ‘Mozgoving’ Kendrick Perkins has basketball enthusiasts and non-basketball fans simply in awe. Many of you have compared these dunks to Vince Carter’s timeless Olympic dunk and other memorable jams. Do the most recent ones compare to the old posters? Revisit our Dunked On: 15 Footwear and Facial Combinations of the 2000s feature to compare.

Today, Nike Basketball released Blake Griffin’s Nike Zoom Hyperdunk 2011 “10.0” PE, a sneaker that quickly sold out earlier this morning. Griffin’s Hyperdunk 2011 PE was just one of the many moments we saw from him this past season (just ask Timofey Mozgov). We have witnessed a ton of memorable facials over the years from the likes of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade and many more; however, do you remember the footwear worn during these nasty facials? Our Nice Kicks staff compiled a list of the top footwear and facial combinations during the 2000s. In this feature, you will see Kobe Bryant doing a whirling dervish in his Air Jordan 8 PEs, Chris Paul serving a facial on Dwight Howard in his Air Jordan 5 PEs and many more moments. Take a look at our Dunked On: 15 Footwear and Facial Combinations of the 2000s.

JR Smith’s Dunk on Gary Neal (Air Jordan 11 “Cool Grey”)

JR Smith

J.R. Smith dunking in the Air Jordan 11 "Cool Grey"

Air Jordan 11 Cool Grey

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