Comeback Kicks: What Elite NBA Players Wore When Returning From Injury

Derrick Rose isn’t the only NBA superstar to return from a serious injury. Some of the League’s top talent over the years have suffered major setbacks, being forced to rehabilitate and make comebacks. From Michael Jordan to Bernard King, some of the NBA’s most notable injuries have included notable sneakers as well. Unfortunately, some injuries have marked the end of signature series, but others have come back stronger than ever.

Click through the pages to see some of the most memorable Comeback Kicks. Let us know who had the best return sneakers in the comment box at the end, and keep Nice Kicks bookmarked for all of your sneaker news and history.

Michael Jordan: 1986

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Model: Air Jordan 1
Year: 1986

After breaking his foot in the third game of the 1985 season, Michael Jordan recovered quickly enough to return for the playoffs. Despite being swept in the series, MJ’s stardom soared after exploding for an all-time playoff record 63 points, going between his legs on Larry Bird in his Air Jordan 1s.

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