June 3rd, 2011 by John Kim
When your star player – a shooter for that matter – tears a tendon on one of his fingers, you might as well wave the white flag and call it a series, no? The Dallas Mavericks,down 15 with just over 6 minutes of play remaining, stormed back in the fourth quarter with a 20-2 run using timely buckets and ironclad defense. Led by Dirk Nowitzki, who claimed the torn tendon didn’t bother him, scored Dallas’ final nine points; a heady fast break lay-up, a tie-breaking three-pointer with Jordan-esque clutchness, and a lefty lay-up thanks to Chris Bosh’s overzealous defense of the fadeaway sealed the deal and sent the series back to Texas with all the momentum on the Mavericks’ side. For Game 2 not much changed in terms of sneakers; Dirk did his thing with the Nike Hyperdunk 2010 and Jason Terry rocked the Zig Slash (and gave ‘em away to a lucky fan after the game). On Miami’s side, LeBron and Wade rocked their respective PEs of the LeBron 8 P.S. and Jordan Fly Wade, and Mike Bibby wore the Air Jordan 2011 Quick Fuse for the second straight game. With the series guaranteed to go at least five games, you know Sneaker News will keep you on top of all of the NBA Feet action, so check out the Game 2 recap after the jump! via Yahoo!.
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June 1st, 2011 by John Kim
We often count the number of championships as an accurate measure of greatness. Well, thanks to NBA dynasties in the 90′s and 00′s, there exists an impressive group of NBA legends who have never won at the highest level, one of whom is Jason Kidd, the NorCal native who is considered to be one of the greatest point guards to ever have laid foot on an NBA hardwood court. After two trips in the middle of the last decade, Kidd returns to the NBA Finals, but not as an aging former superstar latching on for a title, but as a key component to the Mavericks’ success this season and in the Playoffs. Kidd, who signed on with Chinese brand Peak, sported a special PE colorway of the Peak Kidd 3 called the ‘March To Champion’ Edition, which features a pristine White/Gold colorway specifically chosen to represent honor and glory. The tongue also features a unique logo, calling out the Kidd’s three Conference Championship years. Even if Kidd leaves the 2011 Finals empty-handed, he’d still be heralded at the highest regard and will walk away from one of the most impressive NBA careers in history. Check out Kidd’s PE below and let us know if you think this is Kidd’s championship year. via hoopchina.
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