The Golden State Warriors wrapped up the West after a dominating sweep over the Portland Trail Blazers in the conference finals. The Toronto Raptors and the Milwaukee Bucks head back to the 416 as the Raptors are one win away from becoming kings of the East.
In addition to that, the WNBA preseason is officially over as the W’s 23rd season tips-off this month. While sneakerheads such as Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird, Maya Moore and others will be sidelined for awhile, the up and coming sneaker queens have some heat coming.
Take a look at the 10 best kicks from the past week below. Be sure to stay up to date with everything WNBA and NBA related here at Nice Kicks as the intensity continues.
10. New Balance OMN1S PE
+ The Klaw has revived the New Balance basketball line as he becomes the first player to rock a pair within the last half decade
+ After being down 2-0, the Raptors are now one win away from going head-to-head with the Golden State Warriors in the finals. Maybe this is Toronto’s year
9. Nike Kobe A.D. PE
+ Antetokounmpo is one of the biggest stars in the game that continues to promote the Kobe signature line
+ The Nike Freak 1 is set to debut soon — will he have the best signature shoe in the game? We’re excited to see what the Swoosh cooks up
8. adidas Dame 5 PE
+ This clean iteration of the adidas Dame 5 is a message to all of Lillard’s hecklers — shhhhhhh!
+ Dame also rocked a black version of this pair last week. Should these hit retail?
7. Nike LeBron 16 “Glow in the Dark”
+ The colorway is inspired by the Nike LeBron 3 “Glow in the Dark” that never released
+ Does this colorway look better on the 16 than it did on the 3? It’s worth mentioning for sure
6. Li-Ning Sonic 7 PE
+ CJ McCollum is one of the very few ballers under the Li-Ning brand as they continue to expand within the game with some of the best athletes
+ The rose gold colorway along with the rose found on the side of the shoe pays its respect to The Rose City that is Portland
5. Nike Kyrie 4 “Day of the Dead”
+ The Kyrie 4 was an absolute hit within the WNBA last season, could we possibly see the Kyrie 5 have the same effect? Stay tuned
+ The colorway pays homage to the Nike SB Dunk Low “Day of the Dead” as Kyrie and his line have done a great job of incorporating his love for SB Dunks
4. Nike LeBron 16 Low
+ A’ja Wilson is an emerging face under Nike Basketball and even a stronger force on the court as the 2018 ROTY looks to make a deep run with her team this year
+ The colorway does a fantastic job of encompassing the tones from the Las Vegas Aces
3. Air Jordan 11 “Rook to Queen”
+ The colorway was originally an exclusive for Maya Moore as she claimed her status as one of the best to ever play at such a young age. We hope to see her back on the hardwood soon!
+ The Las Vegas Aces might be one of the deepest teams when it comes to their shoe game. We look forward to see what they bring this upcoming WNBA season
2. Nike Kobe 4 Protro PE
+ The patent leather upper in an all-blue finish with that forest green Swoosh goes hard
+ The Nike Kobe 4 has dominated all-season long even a decade after it originally debuted. Take a look at the best colorway and read about the revolutionary shoe here
1. Nike Adapt BB “Wolf Grey”
+ A’ja Wilson debuted the all-new Nike Adapt BB “Wolf Grey” during a preseason game. Tough!
+ The pair draws inspiration from the holy grail of sneakers — the Nike Air Mag. You can read more about the pair here