Today is the 45th birthday of the vaunted Madison Square Garden. The home of the NBA’s New York Knicks, MSG has been the location of choice for many iconic moments throughout the years. Some of the greatest stars have walked the halls of the historic venue, but we place our attention squarely where the lights shine the brightest: the basketball court. Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Walt “Clyde” Frazier, and countless others have saved some of their best performances for the bright lights of MSG. Though a list of the greatest moments could go on forever, we narrowed it down to?Six of the Most Memorable Sneaker Moments to take place at Madison Square Garden over the years.
King James Debuts Limited Edition Kicks
Before he took his talents to South Beach, LeBron James debuted limited editions of his signature sneakers at Madison Square Gardens. On November 25, 2008, King James laced up an all red pair of the Nike LeBron VI. The shoes dubbed the “Big Apple” were extremely hard to get, and are still regarded as one of the favorite in the line. A little less than a year later, LeBron took the court with many fans pining for him to sign with the Knicks during that summer. He almost messed around and got a triple-double (33pts, 9asts, 8rebs) while rocking the Nike Zoom LeBron 7 “Red Carpet”. The shoes didn’t match the Cleveland Cavalier uniform, but they sent sneakerheads into a frenzy.LeBron James dunking in the Nike Zoom LeBron VI “Big Apple” in 2008