May 21, 2012 BY John Kim / 13
One intense NBA rivalry that has coole down a bit over the last few years has been the feud between future Hall of Fame big men Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs and Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics. Both were tagged by Nike early on in their careers and were even featured together in one of the more memorable Nike basketball adverts ever (Kevin Garnett taking on the world in a game of pick-up ball), so while their careers were destined for similar paths of greatness, the two couldn’t have been farther from each other in every other aspect outside of the game. Duncan made his presence known with his silent charisma, while KG is noted for his notorious in-game trash-talking sparked by an intense flame fanned by the spirit of competition, and because both have stayed true to the fundamentals of the game, both continue to be forces to be reckoned with.
Perhaps this June, NBA fans could be in for one final showdown between Duncan and KG, and it’ll certainly be one to watch because KG and Duncan, quite frankly, simply don’t like being around one another. Going back to KG’s Nike’s roots – the 6’11″ forward was outfitted with the Air Flightposite line (which later became associated with his name), and today we get a look at one of the rarest PEs of the era – a Black/White colorway with KG’s initials on the ‘tongue’ and ‘The Future’ labeled on the heel-tabs. So: Flightposite, or Total Foamposite Max? Which Foam-based shoe made for the two most dominant big-men of our generation is more treasured? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to check out the gallery of this rare PE before you head on over to the listing from masauction on eBay.
People only talk about a shoe when there is some kind of hype around it. I have 2 pair of the OG Flightposites (Gold and the 1st ever Eggplant cw) and another pair of the Golden Green pair that came out a few years ago. No hype surrounded the shoe so ppl just slept on them. The good ol' days when you could walk in the store and get any shoe you wanted. 4-5 yrs ago very few shoes sold out
These are serious business. This is the type of stuff they need to retro. PE's like this are necessary for re-release especially since he is no longer a Nike athlete.
Flightposites win over the Total foams for me. Just a lighter and quicker shoe. Best indoor ball shoe of all time imo.
Hope they bring da flightposites back out since they dropped a couple da total foamposite max's... espc in a royal or pearl cw
Garnett in his prime was a beast it's a shame he didn't have a better team like Duncan did early in his career to compete for championships
i mean they did have pretty good teams u jus alwayz had to deal wit either duncan or shaq.. and both of them in they prime were even bigger beast. Espc duncan... KG also had to deal wit chris webber, rasheed wallace, yao ming... playin in da west is alwayz tough but when u see shaq & timmy in da playoffs every yr, its hard tryin to get a ring.. least he got 1 tho.. alwayz thought minnesota should of made dat trade da yr b4. Mayb he would have 2 by now.. KG top 10 best PF ever to play