Last night, the NBA’s regular season concluded to the tune of 15 games. While some starters sat, many players used the last night of the season to rock rarely seen
Kicks On Court
Kicks On Court is Nice Kicks' daily feature that offers info, original content, and related media on the shoes and sneakers worn by your favorite basketball players. Did you see Ray Allen, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James or another star wearing some nice kicks last night? Kicks On Court helps you identify them and also alerts you to what some other hoopers were rocking. The daily coverage also lends itself to other Nice Kicks features throughout the season, including the Kicks On Court Awards.
Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul has recently started wearing various colorways of his playoff shoe, the Jordan CP3.VII AE. In last night’s win against the Denver Nuggets, Paul debuted an all-red colorway of the CP3.VII AE on his way to scoring 21 points, two of which he scored on an impressive spin move along the baseline against Nuggets wingman Evan Fournier.
Check out multiple shots of Paul’s new CP3.VII AE and video footage of him putting Fournier in the spin cycle.
Just three days after debuting a never-before-seen, all-purple Nike Kobe 9 EM in San Antonio, we spot yet another new colorway of Kobe Bryant’s ninth signature shoe on Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker’s feet. In last night’s loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, Tucker took to the court in the Nike Kobe 9 EM White/Court Purple. Tucker’s latest debut features Court Purple accents in the form of the eyelets, outsole, branding and inner lining.
View these kicks on court, plus Jeremy Lin’s adidas PEs and Austin Rivers’ custom sneakers, below.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young has undoubtedly dominated our Kicks On Court column this year. Over the past couple of weeks, Young has worn a mixture of highly sought-after sneakers, like the Supreme x Nike Air Foamposite One, and rarely-seen shoes, such as the “Wheat” Nike Air Zoom Generation.
In last night’s home finale for the Lakers, Swaggy P took to the court in the 2012-released “Galaxy” Nike Air Foamposite One. This marks the third time we’ve seen the Galaxy Foams on an NBA court; both Rajon Rondo and Penny Hardaway laced them up during 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend, and Delonte West wore them against Miami during the 2011-2012 NBA season.
Two of the top Kicks On Court Champion nominees, Nick Young and P.J. Tucker, continue to debut new footwear and bring out rarely-seen retros even as the NBA season winds down. Last night, both players wore headline-worthy sneakers in their respective losses to the San Antonio Spurs and the Golden State Warriors. P.J. Tucker, an avid wearer of Kobe Bryant’s latest signature shoes, debuted a Court Purple-based Nike Kobe 9 EM, which also feature yellow eyelets and white accents in the form of the Nike/Kobe branding and outsole. Tucker stated that this isn’t the last of his Kobe debuts, as he has plans on debuting the Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low HTM before the regular season ends or in the playoffs should the Suns make the cut.
As for Nick Young, just one week after sporting the “Wheat” Nike Air Zoom Generation, Swaggy P opted to bring out the “Wheat” Air Jordan 13, his second wear of the Air Jordan 13 this season (he wore the Air Jordan 13 Low White/Black-Varsity Maize at the end of January).
View these kicks on court, plus Thaddeus Young’s Penny IVs and Mike Miller’s all-yellow LeBron Ambassadors, below.
Just one month after debuting the “Powder Blue” Air Jordan 10 retro on court, we spot Dallas Mavericks guard Monta Ellis in another new colorway of MJ’s ninth signature shoe. Ellis took to the court in the recently released “Barons” Air Jordan 9, which matched rather nicely with the Mavericks’ home uniforms. Inspired by the time when Jordan left the game of basketball for the baseball diamond, the “Birmingham Barons” Air Jordan 9s feature the exact color scheme of the uniforms worn by the aforementioned minor league ball club. In addition to the 9, Jordan Brand also released a Barons-inspired Air Jordan 1 this past Saturday.
Since NBA All-Star break, Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry has worn a wide variety of Air Jordan retros ranging from the “Johnny Klroy” Air Jordan 9 to the Air Jordan 1. Yet, for last night’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Lowry led the Raptors with 29 points while wearing a pair of Foamposites. Specifically, Lowry laced up the recently released Nike Air Foamposite One Metallic Silver/Volt. Is Kyle Lowry making a late run at the Kicks On Court Champion award?