Today, NBA Hall-Of-Famer “Mully” celebrates his 55th birthday so let’s talk Chris Mullin sneakers. If you need to know anything about Mullin then it’s the fact that he’s Brooklyn to the fullest. The St. John’s standout (x3 Big East Player-of-the-Year) is best known for his Golden State days where he led the Warriors alongside running mates Tim Hardway and Mitch Richmond forming ‘Run-TMC’ (Tim, Mitch, and Chris). From 1988- ’93 Mullin averaged over 25 ppg and solidified himself as one of the leagues best shooters; what he lacked in speed he made up for with skill and effort. Chris would make the Playoffs 8 times throughout his career and make a lone NBA Finals appearance with the 2000 Pacers but unfortunately, he never won a ring. All of that’s okay though because Mullin has two Olympic Gold Medals, one in 1984 when professionals couldn’t compete and his second in 1992 with the famed ‘Dream Team’.
Commonly Mullin’s forgotten when talking about the Dream Team but don’t sleep on his numbers of 13 ppg, 62% from the field and 54% from 3-pt land – Mullin was the perfect release valve off of MJ drives and Team USA’s big men post-ups.
The relationship between Chris and the Warriors remained strong after his retirement as he held the team’s VP of Basketball Relations title from 2004 -2009 (he also had his number retired by GS in 2012). Since 2015 Chris has served as the head coach of St. John’s men’s team. From day one Mullin’s been a Nike guy on the court; let’s take a look back at some of the best Chris Mullin sneakers.
Mullin playing D in the Kobe 9 EM during the 2015 All-Star Celebrity Game.
Look at that Baby Bieber! Mullin again in the Celeb Game wearing OG Hyperfuse Lows.
Vintage Mullin in the Air Flight 89.
Here’s something special, a Bespoke AF1 commemorating Mullin’s time with the Warriors made in 2012 by @Layupshot
Now back to the oldies, Mullin in the Alpha Force 2 High.
We’ve seen this model retro’ed a few times throughout the years, the Air Wayup.
In the 1992 Olympics Mullin, who was selected to his first All-NBA First-Team squad the season prior, rocked the Air Flight Lite.
Mullin in the 1989 All-Star Game wearing the Nike Air Flight OG.
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[…] With the Golden State Warriors looking to repeat as NBA Champs for the 2015-2016 season, we’ve been reminiscing about some of the trials and tribulations the franchise has gone through over the years. If you were ever a fan of the Dubs, you probably recall more of the struggles than anything. However, there is no doubt that one of the most exciting times for Warriors basketball came in the late 80s and early 90s with the trio of Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin. […]