The conference semifinals are about to get more intense as the heart of the playoff push begins. This is the time where the true grit, passion and swagger shine as teams are only a handful of wins away from playing in the NBA Finals.
Until then, we’ll continue to crown the best shoes worn throughout the week. This week was filled with some nostalgic kicks as well as some never-before-seen heat.
Take a look at the 10 best Kicks on Court below. Be sure to let us know which ones are your favorites on IG and Twitter. Keep it locked in here at Nice Kicks for all of your NBA Playoffs-related sneaker content.
10. adidas Dame 5 PE
+ Dame has been cold-blooded during the playoffs as he and the Portland Trail Blazers are eyeing a deep run
+ This iteration of the Dame 5 is directed toward the hecklers and the haters as Dame lets his game speak for itself
9. Air Jordan 32 Low PE
+ Butler dedicated his pair Thursday night to the mother of Tre and Tyus Jones as she is currently fighting breast cancer
+ Butler has found his groove in the City of Brotherly Love as his game and kicks have elevated since going the 76ers. Read more for yourself here
8. New Balance OMN1S PE
+ New Balance is starting to provide some flare on the OMN1S PEs for Kawhi as The Klaw is the new face of the brand’s basketball line
+ Despite being down 2-1 to the 76ers, Leonard has been a monster in the playoffs averaging nearly 32 points on 57.9% shooting
7. Nike Kobe 8 “Green Glow”
+ The Kobe 8 features a mesh upper that mimics snakeskin and is supported with full-length Lunarlon cushioning for stability and comfort
+ Even going back to his days as a Los Angeles Clipper, Tobias Harris has been rocking all types of Kobes this season
6. Nike LeBron 15 “SVSM”
+ The “SVSM” colorway is an ode from The King to his alma mater as St. Vincent-St. Mary High School always gets laced in some heat
+ Harrell also brought out the white iteration of the LeBron 15 “SVSM” and even the LeBron 11 “SVSM” against the Golden State Warriors back in the first round
5. Nike Kobe 5 “5 Rings”
+ The Nike Kobe 5 “5 Rings” celebrates the Mamba’s fifth and final championship during his career with the Los Angeles Lakers
+ The Nike Kobe 5 is a continuation of the 4’s low-cut success. The shoe added Flywire and a Phylon midsole for ultimate comfort and performance
4. Nike Kyrie 5 PE
+ The alternate version of the Nike Kyrie 5 “UFO” has more of an intergalactic pop to it thanks to its predominantly orange upper
+ Take a look at every shoe Kyrie Irving has worn here in his second season as a Boston Celtic
3. Nike Kobe 4 “Finals MVP”
+ The “Finals MVP” speaks for itself as Kobe led the Lakers to another championship as he averaged nearly 27 points, 5 rebounds and nearly 5 assists as the Lakers cruised past the Orlando Magic in 5 games
+ The Kobe 4 “Finals MVP” was released in a home (white) and away (black) version of the shoe
2. Nike Kobe 4 Protro PE
+ The Nike Kobe 4 Protro has seen a resurgence during the regular season and the playoffs thanks to DeMar DeRozan, PJ Tucker and Isaiah Thomas among others
+ Out of all the Nike Kobe 4 PEs we’ve seen this season, this might be the cleanest one. Shoutout to IT and his kicks!
1. Trophy Room x Air Jordan 5 “Family & Friends”
+ Although the F&F iteration of the Trophy Room x AJ 5 goes hard, Tucker also has his hands on the “Ice Blue” version
+ Take a look at every shoe the reigning Kicks On Court champ has worn throughout this season