While he is most known for sporting collectible snaps worth just as much as $20,000 per pair — and sometimes more — Houston Rockets power forwards PJ Tucker was showcasing a passion for sneakers which extends far beyond the hype in 2013.

From obscure, decade-old Kevin Durant models to vintage LeBrons, Tucker was breaking out more and more of his individual selections in 2013.

“This shoe, still to this day, is just one of my favourite shoes of all time,” Tucker said. “The colorway was ridiculous.”

Even the”South Beach” LeBron 8, having its vibrant teal leather upper and pink accents throughout, was released after James combined the Miami Heat at 2010. It is still among the greatest themes from his signature show over the course of his 16-year career.

Besides Tucker’s typical striking rotation, this week saw the introduction of two brand new signature models for Damian Lillard and Stephen Curry.

Even the Golden State Warriors celebrity’s latest Under Armour sneaker features a sleek, flowing layout that permeates the franchise’s final season in Oakland. The arch includes a picture from the ceiling design of Oracle Arena, one of additional details throughout.

“Being at the signature shoe match, it’s a competitive firm,” Curry said. “We’re always seeking to push the envelope with every rendition that we turn out with, and keep to push the innovation and push the story telling “

Highlighted by way of a”10 From The City” motif, the model pays tribute to the 10 years Curry has spent Oakland to start his own NBA career, together with upcoming colorways of the sneaker carrying inspiration from local landmarks and his memories at the region. The introduction colorway drafts a staple venue for performances and festivals, and its own vibrant tones of crimson and neon.

Elsewhere in the match, new player exclusives were debuted, as Philadelphia 76ers centre Joel Embiid wore his original themed edition of the HOVR Havoc since registering with Under Armour at October. The All-Star possesses the trade mark to”The Process” and layered the phrase along the collar of his size-17 sneakers.

Last but not least, Nick Young is back! While anticipated to fill in a limited purpose for the injury-riddled Denver Nuggets and offer some much-needed shooting depth,”Swaggy P” has long been among the most exciting players to check out along with his or her footwear. In his first match with the franchise, he also wore an all-yellow patent leather edition of the Adidas Pro Model, featuring the expression”Still Swaggy” along the collar of the early-2000s model.

He maintained the faith all along Since Adidas remained guardedly optimistic that the 33-year-old would land on a roster throughout the first half the season.

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