The impact of Kentucky Basketball within the NBA is undeniable. Coach Calipari and Big Blue Nation have created a dynasty with the slate of blockbuster names who have gone pro. From Anthony Davis to Devin Booker, the Bluegrass Kingdom is in a league of its own.
Recently, the latest wave of Wildcats in the league are making a name for themselves. Keldon Johnson, Tyler Herro and PJ Washington are continuing the legacy they stemmed and excelled from.
We had the chance to catch-up with the PJ Washington of the Charlotte Hornets and discussed some of his favorite kicks on and off the court. From classics to on-court favorites, the Hornets forward has it all locked down in Buzz City. Peep the list below, and keep up with him and his kicks over on IG.
Air Jordan 3 “White Cement”
PJ Washington: One of my favorite shoes right now is the Air Jordan 3 “White Cement.” Honestly, that’s probably my favorite shoe of all-time. I’ve been rocking that colorway since I can remember. I feel like the Jordan 3 model is slept on. It’s comfortable. You can wear it with anything making it an everyday shoe. All around, it’s a great shoe.
Air Jordan 11 “Playoffs”
PJ Washington: The Air Jordan 11 “Playoffs” are up there for me too. When you think of Jordans, that’s what you think of. That pair has always been one of the ones I wanted growing up. Once I got a pair of those, I didn’t even wear them for a while since I didn’t want them to get creased or anything. You definitely have to watch out when you’re wearing them. I love them.
Nike Zoom Freak 1
PJ Washington: I’ve been wearing the Nike Zoom Freak 1 a lot. It’s comfortable and light as well. I feel like it fits my play well. It’s a great shoe. I’m just excited to get more colorways.
Nike Zoom Kobe 5
PJ Washington: The Nike Zoom Kobe 5s are big for me right now. I’m a big fan of all of the colorways. I’ve been rocking some for a while but they’re starting to get worn out. I’m getting another shipment soon. I always have to have some new ones. I need all my basketball shoes to be light. This is one of the best ones from his line. It has a lot of grip and has some great colorways. It’s one of my favorite hoop shoes of all-time.
Nike Kyrie 6
PJ Washington: I’ve been wearing the Nike Kyrie 6 a lot as of late. I have like six or seven different pairs of them. I’ve actually been wearing them on and off the court. I like to switch it up. The shoe has a ton of grip and it’s comfortable. It’s pretty light too. It’s all you need in a basketball shoe. I’ve liked the colorways that have been rolling out as well.
Huge thanks to PJ Washington and Andy Esworthy for making this possible.