Li-Ning first splashed into the US market with the BD Dooms on the feet of Baron Davis. The Chinese sports brand, however, has a few other NBA hoopers in their arsenal of athletes. One such athlete, Hasheem Thabeet, has received his own signature shoe from Li-Ning. We are unaware of the shoe’s official name or if it yet has one. As you can see, the shoe is colored to cue up with the jerseys of the Memphis Grizzlies, Thabeet’s team.
The upper seems to be thick with padding and therefore more structurally sound under the duress of power moves from a big man such as Hasheem. There is also an outrigger on the lateral sole to downplay roll and aid in lateral cuts. Cosmetically, there is “TH” logo on the tongue and a “34” on the heel pull-both personalizing touches for Thabeet. At the moment, there is no word of a US release. Flip by the lead for more photos.