In today’s episode of Kicks On Court Weekly Recap, longtime Jordan Brand athlete Ray Allen shares with us what is most important when it comes to his kicks on court.
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In what has been a stellar sneaker season in college basketball, San Diego State and UNLV put on arguably the best single-game showcase of the year. No. 10 SDSU won the conference battle on the scoreboard, but the award for best sneakers is still up for debate. Both the Aztecs and Runnin’ Rebels have always been elite College Kicks On Court programs, and neither disappointed in the footwear category on Wednesday. Each team brought out Nike Basketball and Air Jordan exclusives from past and present, with almost every player donning a notable pair. Although SDSU and UNLV took the overall headline of the week, a number of rare models were donned around the rest of the country.
Gone for surgery but now he’s back again, Russell Westbrook had his best performance of the season last night against the Suns. The explosive point guard was back to his ways, dropping a season-high 36 points in an “Orange Camo” Air Jordan XX8 SE PE. Scoring aside, Russ stuffed the entire stat sheet by racking up 9 boards, 9 assists and 4 steals.
In the end, Phoenix got the win, with the usual suspects sporting the likes of the LeBron X “BHM,” Kobe 9 “Masterpiece,” “Gym Green” Foamposite Pro and “Big Shaqtus” Shaq Attaq. Check out the best sneaker sightings from all three of last night’s NBA games in today’s Kicks On Court.
Monta Ellis switches up his kicks on court more than anyone else in the NBA. After debuting the Air Jordan 10 “Powder Blue” retro last week, the Dallas Mavericks guard took to the court in the “Wolf Grey” Air Jordan 5 in last night’s nationally televised game against the Denver Nuggets.
If you recall, the “Wolf Grey” 5s released during the spring of 2011, and are considered one of the most underrated retros that year. Check out these kicks on court, along with the rest of the heat donned on the NBA hardwood, below.
Mardi Gras may be over, but tones of purple, green and gold dominated last night’s on-court footwear in the NBA. Kevin Durant scored 42 points and Russell Westbrook recorded the second fastest triple double in NBA history while wearing Mardi Gras renditions of the Nike KD VI and the Air Jordan XX8 SE, respectively. Stephen Curry and Kent Bazemore laced up Under Armour Anatomix Spawn Mari Gras PEs, while the Jordan Brand combination of Chris Paul and Blake Griffin sported Mardi Gras-inspired Jordan CP3.VIIs and Jordan Super.Fly 2s, respectively.
View these kicks on court, plus P.J. Tucker’s latest Kobe 9 debut, below.
DeMarcus Cousins, a documented Nike LeBron 11 aficionado, opted to shelve King James’ latest signature for one of his previous silhouettes in last night’s game.
The former Kentucky Wildcat recorded 23 points and 12 rebounds in the “Blackout” Nike Zoom LeBron VI against Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans. The six-year-old “Blackout” VI released in December of 2008, and if you recall, was worn by Cousins’ teammate Derrick Williams during his Kicks On Court Champion run last season in Minnesota.
South Carolina shone bright over the weekend, upsetting Kentucky in shimmering Under Armour Anatomix Spawn PEs. Silver and gold versions of Under Armour’s premier silhouette sparkled on the court, while the Gamecocks also grabbed attention with their play. Although SC’s jeweled PEs and big win made a big impact, there were many other notable sneaker sightings around the country. Houston’s Danrad Knowles broke the unreleased Nike KD III “Skills Academy”, which were made exclusively for Kevin Durant’s summer camp in 2011. Michael Dixon Jr. ended Memphis’ disappointing run of team shoes by donning a sleek Nike LeBron 9 iD, and Pittsburgh’s Cameron Wright took it even further back with the rarely-seen LeBron 8 V2 “Yankees”.
There were a ton of special on-court moments in regards to sneakers this past weekend. Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry wore “The Zone” Under Armour Anatomix Spawn, which pays tribute to his 54-point game in The Garden last season, guards Russell Westbrook and Kawhi Leonard both debuted white and gold Air Jordan XX8 SE PEs for Oscar night, while Isaiah Thomas laced up a grey and purple Reebok Kamikaze I PE.
Check out these kicks on court, plus some of the other notables of this weekend, below.