Season 2013-14 was a great one for sneaker loving NBA fans, and I have a great feeling this coming season will showcase just as much heat!
I have compiled a list of five players I believe are the ones to watch for, if you love seeing quality kicks on the court.
Swaggy P is staying in L.A and I’m sure a lot of Lakers fans are happy with this after the entertainment he provided in what was a very bleak 2014 season.
Young had a great season for the Lakers, and his shoe game was on point. He was the player chosen by Nike and Kobe Bryant to debut the highly anticipated Nike Kobe 9, as Kobe himself was out of action.
Swaggy P made headlines around the sneakers world when he laced up a pair of Supreme x Nike Air Foamposite’s. These were one of the most hyped releases during the season, and to see Young grace the court in them was a treat.
Swaggy P is one of the biggest sneakerheads in the league, and I think the 2014-15 season will be one of his best in the kicks department.
Jabari Parker is one of Jordan Brand’s newest and most exciting signings. I expect the Milwaukee rookie to be provided with some killer colourways of many retro and new J’s.
Parker has already bought the heat to the Vegas Summer League. He wore a new colourway of the Air Jordan XX9, Jordan Jumpman Team One PE and for his rookie photoshoot, he laced up a pair of Air Jordan 5 3Lab5 Metallic Silver.
My selection of Parker is more of a wait-and-see, rather than one that will be huge this coming season. If Parker lives up to the hype and has a great rookie season, he might just be the next NBA player to have his own signature Jordan shoe.
This may be a slightly biased decision as I’m a massive Kevin Durant fan and in my opinion, his signature line of kicks are right up there with the best. I think the KD VII has a fantastic style and I can’t wait to see the many different colourways he will be wearing throughout the season.
Durant is one of the most influential players in the league, and many other players wear his shoes on a nightly basis.
Kevin Durant wore a huge variety of colourways of the Nike KD VI throughout last season, and perhaps the most notable pair he wore was the ‘Aunt Pearl’ colourway. He debuted these kicks against the Lakers on the day before Valentine’s Day as a tribute to his late Aunt.
Could the KD VII be the shoe that Kevin Durant wears when he wins his maiden NBA Championship? Only time will tell.
If you are not aware of P.J Tucker’s shoe game, then you are missing out. Tucker has a great rotation of Nike’s and isn’t afraid to debut the flashiest of kicks.
Last season it was Tucker who was the first NBA player to wear the super loud pair of Nike Air Foamposite ‘Asteroid’.
He was also a fan of Kobe 9’s, LeBron XI’s and KD VI’s. He debuted the very popular Nike Kobe 9 Elite ‘Lakers’ PE. Tucker was a very left field player to debut these kicks as clearly he doesn’t play for the Lakers, but nonetheless it was great to see the new colourway on the court.
I expect to see Tucker returning to the likes of KD’s, Kobe’s and LeBron’s for the 2014-15 season. Hopefully he also brings out some heat with some new Foam’s too.
Unfortunately for fans of Nate Robinson, his season was cut short in January after he tore his ACL. But in true Nate Robinson style, he will be back and battling away next season. His kicks game is tremendous; if you don’t believe me, just take a look through his Instagram page.
Robinson has opted in to his contract with Denver for the 2014-15 season, and I expect to see him make a great return from injury and wear some awesome kicks too.
Robinson rocks some of the most well-known and hyped Jordan’s. Last season he laced up pairs of Air Jordan 11 & 12’s in ‘Gamma Blue’ and a pair of Air Jordan 13 ‘Playoffs’; just to name a few.
Robinson will most likely miss the start of the 2014-15 NBA season, but I expect to see him in fine sneakers form when he does return.
These are the players I think will be the ones to watch for sneakerheads, what are your thoughts? What players do you think bring the most heat to the court? Let us know in the comments.