Kyle Kuzma is Rocking the Past, Present and Future of Nike Basketball

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Kyle Kuzma, the swiss-army knife swingman from Flint, could very well be one of the most outstanding players from the loaded 2017 NBA Draft. Although Kuz was drafted 27th overall out of the University of Utah, he’s proven his worth averaging 17 points, 6 rebound and 2 assists per game.

We’re not the only ones to notice his worth. After signing with Nike as a rookie, Kuzma extended his sneakerhead credibility with a partnership with the reselling application GOAT — the first partnership of its kind.

This season, Kuz has brought out vintage Kobes, LeBron PEs and the newest developments from Nike onto the hardwood. Take a look at some of Kuzma’s best kicks from the season below. Be sure to stay up to date with everything NBA related here at Nice Kicks.

Nike Kobe 10 “Easter”

Kyle Kuzma in the Nike Kobe 10 “Easter” vs. Denver Nuggets (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ The Nike Kobe 10 features Zoom cushioning as the hot lava and mint green colors clash on the pastel Kobe 10
+ The “Easter” colorway was a member of the 2015 Easter Collection that featured the Kyrie 1, KD 7 and the LeBron 112

Nike Adapt BB

Kyle Kuzma in the Nike Adapt BB (via B/R Kicks)

+ The Nike Adapt BB is the newest technological advancement from the Swoosh as self-lacing shoes are starting to hit the hardwood
+ Kuzma is one of the few Nike athletes to wear the Adapt BB which you can learn more about here

Nike LeBron 11 “SVSM”

Kyle Kuzma in the Nike LeBron 11 “SVSM “PE (Gary Bassing/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ The King has always represented his beginnings on and off the court. The signature LeBron “SVSM” colorway pays homage to his high school of St. Vincent St. Mary’s
+ Kuzma got his hands one of LeBron’s very own PEs as the LeBron 11 “SVSM” never released to the general public

Nike Kobe Elite 11 Low “Bruce Lee”

Kyle Kuzma in the Nike Kobe Elite 11 Low “Bruce Lee” (Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ The Kobe Elite 11 Low features a Flyknit upper, full-length Lunarlon foam and Nike Zoom Air
+ Kobe’s passion for films and admiration for Bruce Lee’s role in Game of Death inspired the Nike Kobe Elite 11 Low colorway

Nike Zoom Kobe 6 “Grinch”

Kyle Kuzma in the Nike Zoom Kobe 6 “Grinch” (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ The “Grinch” colorway of the Nike Zoom Kobe 6 dropped Christmas Day as Kobe and his Lakers hosted the Miami Heat in 2010
+ Nike really brought out Kobe’s “Mamba Mentality” as the model has scale-like material on the upper of the shoe

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