November 3, 2011 BY John Kim / 13
During the 2003-2004 NBA Season, the Cleveland Cavaliers roster boasted not one, but two highly-touted prep-to-pro players. One, of course, was LeBron James, and the second was Darius Miles, the 3rd overall pick in the 2000 NBA Draft. Projected as the next great combo-forward player (some made the Kevin Garnett comparison), Darius Miles was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers after just two seasons with the Clippers. You might remember Darius Miles being part of the ad campaign for the Air Jordan XVII, so even during his short 1.5 season stay with the Cavs, Darius Miles sported some sick Air Jordan IX PEs during the 2002-2003 season; it featured a vibrant orange patent leather upper with a translucent outsole with Miles’ ’21’ jersey on the heel. Unfortunately, Darius Miles’ career didn’t pan out in the way we’d all hoped (shoulda joined Artest at St. John’s!), and his career ended on a somewhat controversial note (involving the Trail Blazers, contract mumbo jumbo, and the salary cap). Check out the extra shots of this rare PE and let us know what you think! via phase2x.
remember how icey these were when d.miles wore em? http://www.complex.com/sneakers/2011/05/the-top-5...
These are the most interesting JB PE's I've ever seen... Alright Nike stop the f*ckery and send me the pairs I've requested. Sincerely, The guy that procrastinates to get an exclusive sneaker connect
Def dope as hell. Some 9s with a clear icey sole!?!? So sick!! I would love to have a sample size. But I'm sure these were made in his size only or just a couple maybe. But I probably won't see a sample size ever, so oh we'll. But these are still amazing. Love the orange on white, and the orange patent leather looks good. There was a sample pair of XI's made that are white with orange patent leather, like the Concords, but instead of black, there's orange patent leather. Rare and def a diff look. You only get stuff like this available to the public when they do lifestyle releases, or a special Bin 23 Premio package/other special releases that are limited. I always get my hands on them, but it's be nicer if they were a little more accessible, haha, but I wouldn't want that, cuz I dont want people wearing the same kicks I have. Haha. What up Phase2x! Bringing us some sample and PE heat. You must have some deep pockets. Haha. sALuTe