May 27th, 2011 by John Kim
On July 8th, 2010, LeBron James made a public announcement on ESPN, wearing a red and white checkered shirt and some Nike Toki Mids, to make known his decision – one that would change the NBA horizon for the next decade. What resulted was a public backlash, labeling the player who was once a king as a Judas – a traitorous individual who would forsake his people without looking back. LeBron James has made it clear time and time again that his ‘decision’ was based on professional success, and recently apologized for the way the whole ordeal transpired, but in the end, what matters is that the decision was the right one, because LeBron James is back in the NBA Finals, joining his teammates Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
The road to the Finals was not an easy one; constantly under the eye of public scrutiny, the Miami Heat were not the record-breaking juggernaut everyone assumed they would be, as they managed to win an impressive yet underwhelming 58 regular season wins, a far cry from the 72 wins set by the Chicago Bulls in the ’95-’96 season. Still, the Miami Heat, who captured the number-2 seed in the Eastern Conference, steamrolled through the Playoffs and won when it truly mattered (up to this point), and a rematch of the 2006 Finals is now set. For this fifth and final game of the ECF, LeBron James debuted an all-new PE colorway of the Nike LeBron 8 PS, a two-toned black and red colorway that matched the Heat’s away uniform. Dwyane Wade wore the ‘Away’ PE of the Jordan Fly Wade, and Mike Miller switched over to the Zoom KD III ‘Blackout’. The 2011 NBA Finals are now set, so check out the Game 5 recap below and stick with Sneaker News for NBA Feet coverage of the Finals. via Yahoo!.
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May 4th, 2011 by John Kim
More Round 2 Games were scheduled in the prior two nights, with some interesting developments already in the works. The Los Angeles Lakers fell to the Dallas Mavericks in Game 1, while the Miami Heat took a commanding 2-0 lead in their series. The team with the 2011 League MVP was defeated by the surprising Atlanta Hawks, led by Joe Johnson’s scorching performance, and the OKC Thunder clapped loudly in Game 2 by evening up the series with the biggest upset story of the 2011 Playoffs – the Memphis Grizzlies. Some of the notable kicks from the last two nights included the Nike Hyperfuse 2011, worn by Lamar Odom and Russell Westbrook, the LeBron 8 V/2 ‘Home’ PE worn by James (Jones, no LeBron), Carlos Boozer’s two-toned Hyperdunk 2010 PE, and Joe Johnson’s Jordan Prime 5 PE. Of course, there’s plenty more to see below, so take a look and stick with Sneaker News for more NBA Feet coverage throughout the 2011 NBA Playoffs. via Yahoo!.
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April 20th, 2011 by John Kim
The Round 2 Games of the First Round of the NBA Playoffs began on Monday night, with the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers taking commanding 2-0 series leads in their respective series’. Dwyane Wade debuted the Air Jordan Fly Wade in a White/Red/Yellow colorway while teammate LeBron James donned the LeBron 8 P.S. for the second straight game. Jrue Holiday wore the sparkling blue colorway of the adidas adiZero Crazy Light and Jodie Meeks wore a unique Red/Black Kobe VI iD. On the Chicago/Indiana front, Bulls superstar Derrick Rose wore the adidas adiZero Crazy Light Rose.
Last night’s games were a bit more dramatic, with the Knicks and Celtics going down to the wire again. Carmelo poured in 42 in a losing effort while wearing the Jordan Melo M7 Advance, and Stoudemire, who left the game with injury, wore the Zoom Huarache TR Mid PE. Rajon Rondo did his best to hide Kobe insignia by wearing a white/green Kobe VI iD, which featured a tonal-white upper. Other notables included the various Jordan Play In These F TXT PEs, Gilbert Arenas’ Air Trainer SC, and Brandon Roy’s Zoom Hyperfuse PE. Check out the gallery from the Round 2 Games below and let us know who had the best kicks! via Yahoo!.
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