KING JAMES | DEC 30. 1984 | POS: SF | NO: 23 | SEASONS: 13 | PTS: 26,2 PPG | REB: 7,9 RPG | AST: 8,3 APG
The wait is finally over, because King James made the impossible possible! He presented Cleveland and his Cavs the long overdue championship. LeBron played superhuman in last year‘s playoffs, single-handedly sweeping-away opponents round after round. On his feet: the Nike LeBron Soldier 10 SFG! Eye-catching like no other performance shoe – three straps, a mesh upper without lacing and the Zoom Air units in the forefoot and heel for bouncy cushioning. Its looks make the Soldier a deathly weapon. „Strive for Greatness“ with the kinglike signature shoe!
UNCLE DREW | MAR 23. 1992 | POS: G | NO: 2 | SEASONS: 5 | PTS: 24,5 PPG | REB: 3,4 RPG | AST: 5,6 APG
Hot, hotter, Kyrie Irving. Best ball handling in the league, legendary ankle breakers and historic game winners - this guy is unstoppable. And right off the bat, he ups the ante: The release of the Nike Kyrie 3 takes his signature shoe line with Nike to another level. Suiting Uncle Drew’s fast and agile game, the third Kyrie is equipped with additional features that enable razor-sharp cuts and a fast, fluid play. Rounded sole, flywire technology as well as a low-profile and responsive Nike Zoom Air cushioning combined for a devastating dominance on court.
BLACK MAMBA | AUG 23. 1978 | POS: G | NO: 24 | SEASONS: 20 | PTS: 33.583 (25,0 PPG) | REB: 7.047 (5,2 RPG) | AST: 6.306 (4,7 APG)
Kobe Bryant hung up his basketball shoes after 20 years of balling in the league. Even if the Black Mamba will be missed on the big courts of the NBA this season, his signature line lives on. Continuing the numbering wouldn’t be proper, something new had to be created! Thus, the Nike Design-Team just did it: the Nike Kobe A.D.! Zoom Air and Lunarlon survived, work together more efficiently than ever and offer a technological outstanding, visually clean basketball shoe. Even off duty, the Black Mamba knows how to satisfy and steal the show.
KD, DURANTULA | SEP 29. 1988 | POS: SF | NO: 35 | SEASONS: 9 | PTS: 28,2 PPG | REB: 8,2 RPG | AST: 5 APG
No other topic has dominated the NBA summer break the same way the departure of Kevin Durant did. OKC made way for GSW, the Thunder turned into a Warrior. But KD stays the same, his last stats showed that despite the change of location – or actually because of it – he is still one of the best ballers on the planet. A great player needs a great signature shoe! Thus, Nike proudly presents the Nike Zoom KD 9 for versatile play. Brakes, Cuts, Pull-ups – no problem for KD’s silver bullet featuring Max Zoom Air cushioning, a sock-like Flyknit forefoot and multidirectional traction pattern.
PAYNE TRAIN | FEB 19. 1991 | POS: PF | NO: 33 | SEASONS: 2 | PTS: 4,8 PPG | REB: 1,8 RPG
Worldwide established, K1X’s Anti Gravity has come a long way. Ballers around the globe have been seen in the iconic, monochrome sneaker. Everybody knows to appreciate the great performance-features, starting with thick padding for comfort and optimal fit, a padded mesh tongue for breathability and an innovative forefoot area for flexible and increased vertical. The optimized sole, made for fast movements without injury risks, is committed to the mantra: pure performance! The Anti-Gravity easily adapts to either a pick-up game or an intense battle on the court. #nevernotballin
CP3 | MAY 06. 1985 | POS: G | NO: 3 | SEASONS: 11 | PTS: 19,5 PPG | REB: 4,2 RPG | AST: 10 APG
How time flies! Chris Paul has been dominating the Point-Guard-Elite of the NBA for over 12 years now. There have been only a few playmakers who could compete with the Clippers’ guard the last seasons. The CP3.X, already his tenth model, is one hell of a signature shoe by Jordan Brand. The jewel of the sneaker is its performance woven upper, which ensures comfort, breathability and stability. The TPU cage is visually as well as technically the absolute highlight. A rubber outsole, a Phylon middlesole, nine chambers of Zoom Air and an ultra-responsive cushioning for a fast, dynamic play make the CP3.X as effective as never before.
MELO | MAY 29. 1984 | POS: SF | NO: 7 | SEASONS: 13 | PTS: 21,9 PPG | REB: 6,1 RPG | AST: 3,1 APG
Carmelo Anthony debuted his Melo M13 on Christmas Day, one of the must-watch NBA games of the season. He couldn’t have picked a better time to introduce his signature-model. All eyes were set on the Knicks’ Small Forward and his performance shoe. Fair enough since its mesh-upper with a Polyurethan-cage is a true head-turner. The Zoom Air in the forefoot perfectly works together with the FlightSpeed technology and offers ideal reactive cushioning.
BABY-FACED ASSASSIN, CHEF CURRY | MAR 14. 1988 | POS: PG | NO: 30 | SEASONS: 7 | PTS: 24,7 PPG | REB: 4,3 RPG | AST: 6,4 APG
One fast first step, abrupt cuts - both belong to Curry’s game just like the obligatory three-pointer of the SC30. Thanks to Under Armour’s latest stroke of genius is the Human Torch well equipped once again. Inspired by light and flexible materials of a parachute, the Threadborne Upper of the Under Armour Curry 3 provides lightweight support. Additionally, UA uses Anafoam, a material which has already appeared on the Curry 1, and combines comfortable fit with little weight and support. Revenge has never tasted that sweet with Chef Curry’s latest signature shoe. Let’s see what the Human Torch has to offer these playoffs!