Kenny Smith is probably better known at this point for his antics with Ernie, Shaq and Sir Charles on TNT’s Inside the NBA but “The Jet” was no slouch back in his day. On this date in 1995, knocked down 7 3-pointers, which at the time set an NBA Finals record. The last of the 7 came with just seconds remaining and tied the game, sending it into overtime, where the Rockets would prevail on a last second tip in by Hakeem Olajuwon. Kenny was wearing the Nike Air Uptempo, which is essentially the foundation for the entire Uptempo family of sneakers. Well played, Kenny, well played.
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Nick Engvall is a sneaker enthusiast with nearly 15 years of experience in the footwear business. He has written for publications such as Complex, Sole Collector and Sneaker News. Helped companies like Eastbay, Finish Line, Foot Locker, and StockX better connect with their consumers. He’s an avid San Francisco Giants fan, Allen Iverson fan, and owns way too many sneakers for his own good.