Signature Showdown: Best and Worst Sneaker Sequels Part II (Big Men)

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Last Tuesday, we kicked off part I of our Signature Showdown series dubbed the Best and Worst Sneaker Sequels Part II (Wingmen). We highlighted the first and second models of the most celebrated signature basketball wingmen such as Michael Jordan, Grant Hill, LeBron James, Vince Carter and many more. Was the FILA The Hill better than the FILA Grant Hill II? Did the Nike Air Pippen I garner your attention more than the Nike Air Pippen II?

Today, we bring you part II of Signature Showdown: Best and Worst Sneaker Sequels. This time, we highlight the first and second signature shoes of all of the dominant big men to ever play. We showcase the primary and sequel shoes of players such as Shaquille O’Neal, Kevin Garnett, Charles Barkley and many more power forwards/centers in part II. Which one of Shawn Kemp’s Kamikazes interested you the most? Was the Nike Air CB34 Barkley’s best? Again, we?re letting you make the decision.

Check out our Signature Showdown: Best and Worst Sneaker Sequels Part II (Big Men).

RELATED: Signature Showdown: Best/Worst Sneaker Sequels Part I (Wingmen)

Shawn Kemp

Reebok Kamikaze I

Worn: 1994-95
Team: Seattle Supersonics
Accomplishments: Averaged 19 points and 11 rebounds per game, appeared in all but three games for the Sonics.

Reebok Kamikaze II
Reebok Kamikaze II

Worn: 1995-96
Team: Seattle Supersonics
Accomplishments: Led the Sonics to a franchise-record 64 wins and their second NBA Finals appearance in franchise history, averaged of 23 points and 10 rebounds in the Finals.

Reebok created a couple of unique, one-of-a-kind designs for the one we call Reignman. Both, the Kamikaze I and II, featured an intriguing wavy, zigzag-esque element on the side; however, the Kamikaze II is the shoe that won over most sneaker enthusiast. It was also the shoe he wore while leading the Sonics to the Finals.

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