May 3, 2010 BY John Kim
The past weekend saw the end of the First Round and the beginning of Conference Semi-Final play, as the Lakers ended OKC’s thunderous run and booked a gig with the Utah Jazz, who also closed out their series against the Denver Nuggets. LeBron and the Cavs also opened up the second-round series against the Celtics as well, while the Atlanta Hawks regrouped and took the last two deciding games of their series against the Bucks. As we get deeper into the Playoffs, we should see more and more great kicks, but this past weekend did not disappoint.
Kobe and LeBron rocked their Playoff colorways – Kobe with the Kobe V POP and LeBron with the P.S. – while Carlos Boozer showed off his sweet Air Max Hyperize PE. Joe Johnson and his Air Jordan XII PEs got the job done, as did Mike Bibby and his two colorways of the Jordan One6 One7. Mo Williams got our attention with a vibrant red Air Max Hyperize NFW while J.R. Smith un-DSed the just-released Air Jordan XI 25th Anniversary. And finally, Carmelo Anthony wore yet another colorway of the Future Sole Melo M6; unfortunately, the success of the colorway and design did not transfer into a win, as all four losses came when Melo wore the Future Sole design. Check out the great gallery of NBA kicks after the jump. via Yahoo!.