This season, Knicks guard J.R. Smith has been relatively quiet on the sneaker front in comparison with previous years. However, you should always expect the unexpected with Smith. In last night’s blowout win over the Cavs, Smith became the third player to wear the Nike Kobe 9 on court with the others being Nick Young and Andre Iguodala. Smith not only stood out with his high-top signatures on, but dazzled the crowd with two of the top plays this season: an emphatic dunk after hitting Anthony Bennett with a double crossover and flooring Tristan Thompson with a crossover/step back move. Check out detailed photos plus footage of J.R.’s highlights below.
Knicks guard J.R. Smith has a history of consistently swapping KDs, Kobes, Jordans and LeBrons throughout the duration of an 82-game season. Since returning from his suspension, we’ve already seen Smith in the “NYC 66″ KD VI and now an Knicks-esque Nike Kobe 8 iD. In last night’s loss to the Houston Rockets, Smith specifically wore a Blue Coral Snake version of the Kobe 8 iD. Game Royal and University Blue dominate the upper, while a Total Orange paint speckled midsole completes its look. You can purchase this creation of NikeiD.com now. View these kicks on court, plus Harrison Barnes’ adidas PEs and James Harden’s new Crusaders, below.
With the returns of both Russell Westbrook and Brandon Jennings behind us, we now highlight the comeback of J.R. Smith. The shooting guard fittingly returned to the Knicks’ lineup wearing the “NYC 66″ Nike KD VI in a blowout loss to the Spurs. Smith’s wear of the “NYC 66″ VIs coincided nicely with New York’s alternate orange uniforms; however, he switched to a white and black Nike Hyperfuse 2013 in the second half of the game.
View these kicks on court plus more, worn by P.J. Tucker, Gerald Green, Kevin Durant and others, below.
Happy 28th Birthday, JR Smith.
The man they call “J.R. Swish” is undeniably one of the most electrifying players in the NBA, and it just so happens that he likes to perform his acrobatic dunks and plays in prolific sneaker heat. For his birthday today, we researched Smith’s best combinations of spectacular plays and superb heat. Take a look at JR Smith’s 11 Best Highlight and Sneaker Combinations.
$24.7 million can buy a lot of sneakers. J.R. Smith, the NBA’s 6th Man of the Year, now has that in his pocket after officially re-signing with the New York Knicks for four more years. Smith had the best basketball year of his career, averaging a career-high 18.1 ppg, but 2012-13 was also his most impressive Kicks On Court season (just check his resume). New York’s swingman brought out everything that worked with Knickerbocker blue and orange from Nike’s latest to retro Jordans, but what are his ultimate favorites?
The 2013 Kicks On Court race is underway. Throughout this season, we not only caught up with our eight nominees, but also people we’ve worked with that actually pay attention to the Kicks On Court race and are sometimes spotted courtside at games. Here what DJ Clark Kent, Joe Haden, Stalley and others have to say about who should be crowned on Friday.