The Top 10 Kicks On Court From This Week

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As 2018 is slowly coming to an end, the NBA’s sneakerheads are still going strong. We saw a lot of unanticipated heat this week coming from all ends. Whether it’s reigning KOC Champ PJ Tucker going off, the perhaps retro debut of the Air Jordan 19 or Nick Young in full Swaggy P mode, this week was anything but disappointing.

Take a look at the top 10 from the past week. Let us know on Instagram your personal favorites and be sure to stay up with everything NBA related throughout the rest of the season here on Nice Kicks.

10. Nike Kobe 8 “Prelude”

DeMar DeRozan in the Nike Kobe 8 “Prelude” (Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ The Kobe “Prelude Pack” saw the first through eight models of the Kobe line in a distinct set of colorways
+ DeRozan dropped 21 points and 5 rebounds over the Chicago Bulls

9. Nike Kyrie Low PE

Devin Booker in the Nike Kyrie Low PE (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ Kyrie’s signature line is a favorite among the NBA, WNBA and college hoopers
+ Booker went off for 38 points against the New York Knicks at the Garden as the Suns are on a hot four-game win-streak

8. Nike Kobe 8 “Venice Beach”

Tobias Harris in the Nike Kobe 8  “Venice Beach”  (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ Earlier this week, we documented some of the best Kobes that Harris has rocked so far
+ The “Venice Beach” iteration is a nod to LA’s streetball scene

7.  Nike Kobe 9 Elite High “What The”

De’Aaron Fox in the Nike Kobe 9 Elite High “What The” (via B/R Kicks)

+ The Nike Kobe 9 Elite was created though Flyknit, Flywire and Lunarlon
+ The lining inside the shoe features patterns from the previous Nike Kobe models

6. Air Jordan 30 “UNC”

Jimmy Butler in the Air Jordan 30 “UNC” (via David Richard)

+ Butler has heavily rocked the Air Jordan 28, Air Jordan 29 and Air Jordan 30 this season
+ The AJ 30 was inspired by Jordan’s iconic 1988 Slam Dunk championship performance

5. adidas Crazy 8

Nick Young in the adidas Crazy 8 (via B/R Kicks)

+ As anticipated, Swaggy P is rocking some Three Stripe heat – take a look at every shoe he’s worn thus far here
+ The adidas Crazy 8 was a small taste of what Kobe and his adidas line would’ve been before he left for Nike

4. Air Jordan 19 “Chrome”

Jeff Green in the Air Jordan 19 “OG Chrome” (Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ The Air Jordan 19 was inspired by a black mamba given that the deadliest snake rises when it feels threatened
+ The shoe was an innovative breakthrough as it was the first basketball shoe ever to include tech-flex material which is used in automobiles

3. Nike Kobe 11 “Peach Jam”

DeMar DeRozan in the Nike Kobe 11 “Peach Jam” (Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images)

+ DeRozan is one of the very few elite players that’s continuing the Mamba’s legacy in the league
+ The “Peach Jam” colorway of the Kobe 11 was an exclusive for the EYBL tournament that highlights the best talent amongst high school hoopers

2. Reebok Answer VII

Montrezl Harrell in the OG Reebok Answer VII (photo via SLAM Kicks)

+ Trez broke out the “All-Star” colorway of Allen Iverson’s beloved Answer VII
+ Continuing with the Reebok run, he later rocked an unreleased colorway of the Shaq Attaq

1.  Nike LeBron 9 Low “LeBronald Palmer”

PJ Tucker in the Nike LeBron 9 Low “LeBronald Palmer” (Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

+ The LeBron 9 was a resurgence in The King’s line as he made his way from Cleveland to the 305
+ Tucker’s plug is going off as the Rockets’ forward rocked an unreleased LeBron 9 sample against the Miami Heat

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