Kawhi Leonard, the 2014 NBA Finals MVP, has garnered an abundance of interest with his intriguing Air Jordan XX8 SE player exclusives this season. After signing with Jordan Brand prior to the 2013-2014 NBA season, people began paying attention to his footwear on a nightly basis. Today, we take a look at his on-court sneaker highlights throughout his three-year career with the San Antonio Spurs.
Kawhi Leonard has a dream job, but does anyone actually dream of guarding LeBron James in the NBA Finals? The humble hooper rose to the occasion on both ends of the floor over the course of the series, containing the best player in basketball and leading the San Antonio Spurs to their fifth NBA Championship. Kawhi's prolific play earned him NBA Finals MVP honors, capping off his impressive first official season with Jordan Brand in the Air Jordan XX8 SE.
While the Miami Heat ultimately took the L, their kicks remained on point. LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade all rocked PEs in the final game of the Finals, while their winning rivals remained in the models that got them there. See who wore what in last night's Game 5 action in the photos below and thanks for tuning into Kicks On Court all season.
Our very own associate editor George Kiel III will appear on E-Spurs, the San Antonio Spurs' official playoff pre-game live webcast tonight prior to Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals. The show, which features game previews, recaps, analysis and sound bites from practice and shoot around, will host Kiel to discuss what we can expect from both teams, sneaker-wise, for Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Viewers will also get an up-close look at a couple of special PEs from various players.
E-Spurs will stream exclusively on nba.com/spurs/espurs and the Official Spurs Mobile App one hour prior to tip off.
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.