Player Profiles: The Legendary, The Past & The Present

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The 2009-2010 NBA season is one day away to many people’s excitement! Therefore, your favorite column Kicks On Court will be making its return very soon. Until then, we have created an ongoing column dubbed Player Profiles: The Legendary, The Past & The Present in which we showcase some of the better shoe lines from the past and present. Today, we give you our last Player Profile installment for awhile in the form of Julius Erving, Grant Hill and Carmelo Anthony’s memorable sneaker lines.

With that said, click here to compare/contrast the extensive signature lines of these three superstar small forwards. In case you missed it, check out: (1) Point Guards Player Profiles Magic Johnson, Gary Payton and Chris Paul, (2)Shooting Guards Player Profiles Michael Jordan, Penny Hardaway and Kobe Bryant and the first (3)Small Forwards Player Profiles James Worthy, Scottie Pippen and LeBron James.

Julius Erving, better known as Dr. J, gained superstar status as a pioneer of the ABA and later as an All-Star in the NBA. The acrobatic scorer earned MVP and Championship honors in both leagues while becoming a fan favorite and one of the most entertaining players ever. With unforgettable highlights such as the ‘baseline move’ and ‘Rock the Baby Dunk’, the former Squire, Net, and Sixer will forever be remembered as one of the greatest players ever. Dr. J was endorsed by Converse and was the recipient of a signature collection. The Pro Leather was a sleek basketball shoe that was offered in high and low top. The shoe is also famous because Michael Jordan wore them while at North Carolina. As a Sixer, Converse released The Dr. J, an updated version of the Pro Leather that offered more padding and support as well as a Dr. J logo and signature. Near the end of his career he was used to endorse the Converse Star Tech alongside fellow NBA legends and Converse signees Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. Since his retirement Converse has released the Pro Leathers and also introduced The Dr. J 2000.

Converse Pro Leather

Converse The Dr. J

Converse Star Tech

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