Kicks On Court Classic // Nick Young Balling in Yeezys

Feb 27, 2018 | Ian Stonebrook |

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Nick Young doesn’t call Nick Young “Swaggy P” for no reason. Mentored by Gilbert Arenas though always on his own wave, the style savant and three-point shooting artist has defined Kicks On Court since arriving in the league out of USC. While Young has hooped in everything from the OG Air Baja to patent leather … Read more

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College Kicks on Court Classic // Signature Kobes in NCAA Action

Dec 18, 2017 | Ian Stonebrook |

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by Ian Stonebrook & Luis Torres Kobe Bryant didn’t go to college but his legacy is for sure felt on the NCAA hardwood. With signature models spanning both adidas and Nike, his footprint is all over the amateur game with schools seeing PE versions of his famed OG and young stars digging in the vaults … Read more

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Every All-Star Weekend Sneaker Worn By LeBron James | Kicks On Court Classic

Feb 19, 2017 | Nick DePaula |

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words // Nick DePaula: With twelve NBA All-Star Game appearances behind him, LeBron James is already the all-time All-Star leader in points scored, dropping a combined 291 points that he’ll most certainly be adding to again this weekend. When he takes the floor for the 66th annual game tonight in New Orleans, he’ll once again … Read more

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Kicks On Court Classic // Every Air Jordan That Michael Jordan Played In

Feb 17, 2017 | Nick DePaula |

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words // Nick DePaula: The legacy of his Airness remains unquestioned. His Jordan Brand continues to surge, with retro Air Jordans selling in mass volumes as it ages beyond the thirtieth year of his iconic signature line. He’s the majority owner of a Charlotte Hornets franchise valued at a billion dollars. And of course, a new generation … Read more

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Kicks On Court Classic // Every Christmas Sneaker Worn By LeBron James

Dec 24, 2016 | Nick DePaula |

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words // Nick DePaula Each winter, the league’s marquee stars take the court for Christmas Day in one of the NBA’s most watched days of the regular season. For several seasons, stars like Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James have been annual fixtures for the holiday matchups, promoting the league in festive … Read more

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Kicks On Court Classics // A Tribute to Ray Allen

Nov 1, 2016 | Ian Stonebrook |

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The game of basketball has seen many things of beauty, but none quite compare to that of Ray Allen‘s jump shot. Equivalent to that of Ken Griffey Jr.’s swing, Allen’s textbook form and flair for the big moment made him one of the most prolific shooters to watch and one of the best to ever … Read more

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Kicks On Court Classic // Jason Williams’ Sneaker Career

Sep 22, 2016 | Nick DePaula |

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words // Nick DePaula: Jason Williams is the most exciting player the NBA has ever seen. Some basketball players had transcendent dunks. Some skied through the air unlike anyone before them. Others possessed speed and quickness that left defenders helpless. With Jason Williams, we didn’t know what the hell to expect on every single possession. He’d … Read more

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Kicks On Court Classic // Vince Carter’s Nike Shox BB4 PE

Sep 20, 2016 | Nick DePaula |

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Vince Carter took the league by storm in the early 2000s, with his nightly aerial displays of both contorting 360 dunks and his ruthless posterizations of the game’s grandest centers in the paint. After following up his groundbreaking leapfrog-of-human dunk in the 2000 Olympics, VC continued to wear Nike’s new Shox column cushioning platform into … Read more

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Kicks On Court Classic // Players Wearing Allen Iverson’s Reebok Shoes

Sep 8, 2016 | Nick DePaula |

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words // Nick DePaula: Ever since the signature shoe concept was initially born, we’ve seen players throughout the college ranks and around the league supporting another player’s namesake model. Allen Iverson himself wore Air Jordans in college, and once he turned pro, it was his own signature series that was soon spotted on courts around the country. … Read more

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Kicks On Court Classic // The 2004 USA Olympic Team

Aug 15, 2016 | Nick DePaula |

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words // Nick DePaula:  Over a decade ago, the 2004 USA Men’s Olympic basketball team once again made history, only this time for all the wrong reasons. The squad of mismatched personalities and stars all in different stages of their careers placed 3rd in Athens, taking home a Bronze Medal and the unfortunate distinction of being … Read more

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