The NBA’s reigning sneaker king, Houston Rockets forward PJ Tucker, recently linked up with Complex’s Joe La Puma at Flight Club’s New York City location for an all-new episode Sneaker Shopping.
During his latest visit to Flight Club, Tucker shed some light on the exclusive “Cheetah” Nike Air Yeezy IIs that he recently laced up, explaining how his longtime friend put him on to the super exclusive sneakers. Additionally, Tucker says that same friend has a line on the “Grammy” Nike Air Yeezy 1s, and there’s a chance we’ll see them in a game this season.
The “Cheetah” Nike Air Yeezy II was allegedly given to Kobe Bryant in 2012, which makes sense considering the “Cheetah” colorway is inspired by the Nike Kobe 7 the same name. Rumors maintain that the sneakers were gifted to Kobe for the NBA All Star festivities that year, although he ended up wearing the “Galaxy” Kobe 7.
In addition to his ultra rare Yeezys, Tucker also discussed his sneaker free agency, his top five everyday wear sneakers and much more. Check out the full episode below.
Adidas has not yet confirmed the Yeezy 500 High, but Kourtney Kardashian recently took to instagram with the kicks on her feet, seemingly confirming the leaks that have surfaces thus far. Check out her quick video the “Slate” colorway in the IG post embedded below.
The kicks look to mimic the design the Yeezy 500 right down to the familiar Adiprene outsole. Again, there are no release details or pricing information for the Adidas Yeezy 500 High, but rumors are swirling that the new silhouette will be available before the new year.
Check out some additional leaked photos below, and stay tuned for updates.
There are two different “Island Green” Air Jordans releasing in November, including a white-based Air Jordan 5 and a black-based Air Jordan 13, both which are highlighted by the sneaker’s namesake color.
Jordan Brand has not yet announced the ficial release details but rumors are swirling that the 13s will now be available on November 6, 10 days earlier than originally expected. The kicks will carry a $190 price tag.
The “Island Green” 13s are highlighted by a textured black leather upper, accompanied by suede “Island Green” overlays in all the familiar places. The kicks also come equipped with chrome detailing on the Jumpman logos on the tongue as well as a “23” badge in place the traditional hologram on the outer ankle. Overall, the color scheme is reminiscent the iconic Tiffany Nike SB Dunks.
According to sneaker source PY_Rates, the upcoming Air Jordan 1 Low SB will feature a “Desert Ore/Royal Blue/Dark Powder Blue” color scheme. Early images the sneakers have not yet been revealed, but PY_Rates reports that kicks will be available on December 6 for the retail price $120.
Madden 20 gamers will now be able to “Moss” cornerbacks and safeties as Snoop Dogg in the new “Superstar KO” mode update. The Long Beach legend joins the likes other hip-hop stars such as DJ Khaled and Lil Yachty, both whom can be used as QBs.
Check out the unveil Snoop in the IG post embedded below.
Superstar KO, an online exclusive mode, features eight pre-made base teams, each which features different strengths and weaknesses and condensed playbooks. For instance, a run-heavy team, an air-it-out shotgun fense, and another filled with defensive studs.
Players will take part in a mini draft prior to the start the game, with the ability to add three players to their roster. These players include current stars like Christian McCaffrey and DeAndre Hopkins, as well as legends like Jerry Rice and Lawrence Taylor.
As for the gameplay: there are no special teams or game clock. Each team gets one turn on fense (starting at the 25 yard line), and whoever has the highest score moves on to play another game with their squad. If the teams are tied, the game moves into an interesting overtime situation where each team gets three fensive plays to gain as many yards as possible.
The NBA has released the results their annual General Managers survey on Thursday, revealing that 46% GMs believe that Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and the Los Angeles Clippers will win the 2019-20 NBA title. The team with the next highest odds is the Milwaukee Bucks with 36% the vote, followed by the Los Angeles Lakers at 11%.
In total, NBA GMs responded to 50 different questions about the best teams, players, coaches, fans, and fseason moves. They were not permitted to vote for their own team or personnel, and the percentages are based on the pool respondents to that particular question, rather than all 30 GMs, according to NBA.com.
With that in mind, 62% GMs polled voted Kawhi Leonard as the best small forward in the game, marking the first time since 2005 that LeBron James didn’t get the nod. In regards to the four other positions, Stephen Curry was named best point guard (90%), James Harden the top shooting guard (86%), Giannis Antetokounmpo the best power forward (59%) and Nikola Jokic the league’s best center (48%).
When asked which player they’d start a franchise with today, Giannis received a whopping 86% the votes, while Luka Doncic and Anthony Davis tied for 2nd with 7% each. The Greek Freak was also selected as the heavy favorite to win the 2019-20 NBA MVP award, earning 52% the vote, while Curry, Kawhi and Anthony Davis each received 10%.
As for their Rookie the Year predictions, 68% GMs picked Zion Williamson to take home the hardware. Click here to check out the full GM survey results.
Perhaps one the most interesting collaborations this year has been between the SpongeBob Squarepants franchise and the Nike Kyrie basketball line. Back in August, the two brands came together on five different sneakers which represented characters from the series. Kyrie Irving is a big fan the show and made sure to let his fandom be known with this lively and colorful capsule.
There are three colorways the Nike Kyrie 5 and two colorways the Nike Kyrie Low 2. The former costs $150 USD while the latter goes for $110 USD. When these first came out, they sold out right away and now, Nike is blessing fans with a well-deserved restock.
The restock is going down today at 10 A.M EST with each shoe being available on Nike SNKRS and Nike.com. If you missed out on the shoe originally, this is a great opportunity to cop something. These are great for kids who are about to embark on a season youth basketball but they’re also great for adults trying to relive their childhood.
Be sure to check out the links above and let us know if you copped successfully.
In celebration the new Breaking Bad movie “El Camino,” K-Swiss will be releasing a limited edition sneaker collab, inspired by Walter White’s and Jesse Pinkman’s mobile meth lab.
The K-Swiss Classic 2000 x Breaking Bad “Recreational Vehicle” comes equipped with a multi-color stripe around the low-top silhouette as a nod to the RV, along with “Breaking Bad” detailing on the tongue. On top that, the kicks come housed in a matching shoebox riddled with bullet holes.
The kicks, priced at $80, will reportedly be limited to just 300 pairs – 50 which will be sold out the actual RV used on the Breaking Bad set at a special pop-up event in Los Angeles. The Breaking Bad Experience, located at 7100 Santa Monica Blvd, will be open on Thursday, October 17 from 6pm-10pm local time.
Check out some more detailed shots the K-Swiss Classic 2000 x Breaking Bad “Recreational Vehicle” below.
Kevin Durant and Nike have partnered with YouTube for an exclusive KD12 colorway which is set to release next weekend as part Nike Basketball’s celebration the NBA’s new season.
Fittingly enough, Durant took to YouTube to unbox the special edition sneakers, as seen in the video embedded below.
The kicks are highlighted by red YouTube-inspired detailing throughout, including the laces, Swoosh and a glossy finish on the midsole. Additionally, the KD12s feature a swarm video player icons running down the length the tongue and heel, with “YouTube” and “Kevin Durant” text on the tongue and search bar inspired insoles to round out the look.
Priced at $150, you can catch the Nike KD12 “YouTube” at Nike retailers on Saturday, October 26, just one day after KD’s Brooklyn Nets host the New York Knicks at Barclay’s Center.
The Dunks come equipped with a number holiday-themed elements including Jack-o’-lantern perforations on the orange leather toe box, purple web detailing and the words “Trick” and “Treat” on the left and right heel, respectively. Additional details include a ghost logo on the inside the tongue, a slime green outsole, and insoles decorated with pumpkin guts.
The “Night Mischief” Dunks will be up for grabs on October 19 SNKRS and in select skate shops across North America. Keep scrolling for the ficial photos.
Virgil Abloh and Nike have joined forces once again for a collection Off-White x Nike Dunk Lows, which will reportedly be available sometime in October.
Nike has not yet announced ficial release details but the trio collaborative Dunks have already been revealed in detail, including the highly anticipated “University Red” joint.
The kicks come equipped with a light grey leather base on the mid-panel, toe, and ankle collar, contrasted by university red overlays, laces and inner lining. The Off-White Dunk Lows are highlighted by a unique lacing system that criss-crosses over the toe box and tongue, as well as all the familiar Off-White accents.
In addition to this red colorway, the Dunks will also be available in “Pine Green” and “University Gold/Midnight Navy.” Check out the ficial photos below and stay tuned for the release date.
New details regarding Jordan Brand’s 2020 lineup continue to surface each and every week, as there are now several highly anticipated Air Jordans on tap for the new year. The latest development pertains to the alternate Air Jordan 11 Low “Concord.”
Specific release details have not yet been announced, but we do have our first look at what to expect. This time around, the sneaker’s namesake “Concord” color takes center stage on the patent leather and inner lining, rather than just appearing on the outsole and subtle detailing on the tongue.
The result is a very Lakers-friendly AJ11 Low.
According to sneaker source @Zsneakerheadz, the kicks will be another women’s exclusive, meaning they’ll only be available up to the equivalent a men’s size 10.5. It is believed the sneakers will be arriving in the spring 2020 for the retail price $185.
For his latest project, Ciambrone crafted a lux Air Jordan 4 for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
According to The Shoe Surgeon, each pair is hand crafted with purple LV Denim, a vegetable tan leather tongue tag with LV’s signature yellow top stitch and black plonge lining.
The kicks were designed for OBJ but there are 11 other pairs up for grabs right now on The Shoe Surgeon’s web store. Although, it’ll cost you $4,500. Check out some additional photos below, and click here if you’re willing to shell out a few thousand for the limited edition 4s.
LaMelo has recently been wearing Kevin Durant‘s Nike signature sneakers, ranging from the classic “Weatherman” Nike KD4 to the KD12, and Durant has certainly taken notice. In response to a Bleacher Report tweet showcasing photos LaMelo in the Weatherman KD4s, Durant gave the kid his blessing, tweeting, “Those the Melo’s now.”
The 18-year old point guard finished with nine points, five assists and five rebounds in the Illawarra Hawks’ 89-88 win on Monday while wearing the newly named KD4s.
According to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony, LaMelo thoroughly impressed NBA executives and scouts during the recent NBL Blitz pre-season tournament in Tasmania, so much so that he is now viewed as a Top 3 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.
And with the potential to go inside the Top 3, Ball’s camp has reportedly already begun exploring sneaker deals with different brands. That said, his dad is staunchly against the idea his sons straying from the crumbling Big Baller Brand.
Pendleton and Jordan Brand have teamed up for a cozy Air Jordan 8 collab which is slated to drop as part Nike’s annual “N7” collection.
The kicks will come equipped with a black and grey upper, highlighted by an eye-catching Pendleton wool detailing. Official images the Pendleton 8s surfaced over the weekend, along with news that the sneakers are confirmed to release November 7 for the retail price $200.
As in previous years, Nike’s N7 Collection will benefit Native American and Aboriginal youth sports programs in the United State and Canada, with the goal promoting physical activity. It remains to be seen what other Nike sneakers will be included in the 2019 pack, but previous years have ranged from Air Force 1s and Air Maxes to Westbrooks and Kyries, as well as matching apparel.
Scroll down for a closer look at the latest batch photos, and stay tuned for more updates regarding the full 2019 N7 Collection.