Kicks On Court Classic // The 1992 Dream Team

May 3, 2020 | Ian Stonebrook |

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The Olympics are back on and popping and so is Kicks On Court Classic. As we hope for this year’s USA Basketball roster to bring home the gold and do so in sneaker heat, we revisit the squad that started it all: The 1992 Dream Team. Led by Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Charles … Read more

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Kicks On Court Classic // The NBA in 1999

Dec 19, 2019 | Ian Stonebrook |

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As we close the decade, Kicks On Court has been on ten all 2019. But what did the league look like 20 years ago? In 1999, the game was in a strange place. Michael Jordan was officially retired – for the second time – and the league was ending a lockout. Despite the departure of … Read more

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Kicks On Court Classic // King James in the “Christmas” Nike LeBron 7

Dec 16, 2019 | Ian Stonebrook |

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Before he had a ring, before he’d been to Miami and before he was leading the Lakers at point guard, LeBron James was just LeBron James. Well, he was also The King, The Chosen One and the reigning MVP. Yup, LeBron was already on but to be the man in the league’s eyes he had … Read more

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Kicks On Court Classic // Michael Jordan in the “Playoff” Air Jordan 11

Dec 10, 2019 | Ian Stonebrook |

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The real is back. This Saturday, on December 14th, the Air Jordan 11 “Playoff” returns. Worn by Michael Jordan following a record-setting 72-10 regular season, the black and red patent leather sneakers were Mike’s revenge shoes as he thrashed the Eastern Conference after an early exit the year before. Winning his fourth ring – and … Read more

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Kicks On Court Classic // Michael Jordan in the Nike Air Ship

Dec 5, 2019 | Ian Stonebrook |

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This week, major news broke. The Nike Air Ship is finally receiving the retro treatment. Serving as the subject of online petitions led by @mjo23dan for the better part of this decade, the shoe Michael Jordan wore to begin his riveting rookie campaign is finally coming back. The prequel to the Air Jordan 1, the … Read more

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Kicks On Court Classic // Jay Z Heat on the Hardwood

Dec 4, 2019 | Ian Stonebrook |

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Today, Shawn “Jay Z” Carter turns 50. In a half-century, the man who writes checks with the hand that doesn’t write has rewritten the history of what it means to be an artist, a mogul, and a man. Dropping classics summer after summer, having the hottest chick in the game rocking his chain and bringing … Read more

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Kicks on Court Classic // Kobe Lights Up Christmas in “Chaos” Vs

Nov 26, 2019 | Ian Stonebrook |

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‘Twas the night before Christmas. Well, actually it was the day of. Far removed from the North Pole, the greatest forces in each conference collided on December 25th, 2009 in sunny California. Playing host ten years before they’d dap it up as local legends courtside, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James faced off as foes. While … Read more

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Kicks on Court Classic // Carmelo Anthony’s Best Air Jordan PEs

Nov 20, 2019 | Ian Stonebrook |

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Carmelo Anthony is back in the league. Over the course of his high school, college, Team USA and NBA career, Melo has racked up one of the most impressive Kicks on Court resumes we’ve ever seen. Repping Jordan Brand as a prep at Oak Hill academy and rocking both the Jumpman and the Swoosh in … Read more

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Kicks On Court Classic // When Hoopers Play in Running Shoes

Nov 19, 2019 | Ian Stonebrook |

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Who says man was not meant to hoop in running shoes? Certainly, anyone who’s balled on the regular has played with or against someone who’s handed out buckets in a pair of Brooks. It happens. When you think about it, the only difference between a pair of running shoes and a pair of b-ball shoes … Read more

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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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