As the lines between the worlds of fashion and sport continue to blur, more and more NBA players have begun wearing limited-edition sneakers on court, sometimes even pairs not even intended for performance use. From Nick Young to Devin Booker and more, many a player has turned heads with their on-court footwear … but try as they may, none can really hold a candle to the NBA’s sneaker don, PJ Tucker of the Houston Rockets.
It’s no secret that Tucker has been unofficially holding the top spot in the world of on-court kicks for a few seasons. Having played everything from “Red October” Yeezy 2s back in 2015 to OFF WHITE Jordan 1s and “Cactus Jack” Jordan 4s and more this year his propensity for donning exquisite footwear whenever he steps on the hardwood is well-known. Now his crown has been verified by his peers: he was recently voted the official sneaker champ of the NBA by the NBA Player’s Association as part of their Player’s Voice Awards, and it’s an honor that’s certainly hard —if not impossible—to argue. We’ll have to wait till next season to see what further heat Tucker can bring to the court, as his Houston Rockets were eliminated by the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals, but while we wait, check out some of Tucker’s finest playoff kicks from this year below.
Sneaker Images: The Undefeated