Nike Basketball

The Nike Air Max2 CB 94’s Return

When listing off Nike Basketball signature lines most people typically start with Kobe, LeBron, Penny, or Pip, but real OGs of the culture will quickly bring up Charles Barkley’s impressive kick resume. It’s no secret that Nike’s retro of the Air Max2 CB 94 has popped up at various retailers over the last month, but …

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Nike Air Hype Uptempo

Nike Air Hype Uptempo | Scottie Pippen | 1997

Although Scottie Pippen had a solid run of 5 signature sneakers before retiring from the game, he was also chosen by the Swoosh to be the face of shoes like the Nike Air Hype Uptempo. This Uptempo was a more entry-level sneaker than what you would expect one of the greatest players in the game …

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What Is Nike's Huarache Technology?

Huarache Tech’s Place In Nike Basketball History

Preface: Having no March Madness and no NBA basketball sucks bad rn, ugh. Lightning doesn’t strike in the same place twice? Psh, yeah right, tell that to Nike introduction of the Air Huarache line back in the early ’90s. Tinker Hatfield’s original Air Huarache (1991) and Air Flight Huarache (1992) have become two of the …

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2020 NBA All-Star Sneaker Releases

2020 NBA All-Star Sneaker Releases

All-Star Weekend has been the most anticipated time of the year for sneaker releases since Michael Jordan and Nike began debuting the signature Air Jordan model back in the late 1980s. The 2020 NBA All-Star Sneaker Releases that are scheduled for February’s All-Star festivities in Chicago are shaping up to be an expensive week for …

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WNBA All-Star Kicks

It’s 2019, if you’re still sleeping on the WNBA then you need to wake up. The league has grown so much since 1997 and it continues to prove that playing like a girl isn’t a bad thing. Those woke to women’s hoops know that female professional basketball is huge overseas with the Chinese leagues and …

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Nike, Can We Get a Retro?

Nike, can we get a retro on the following kicks? For years we’ve seen a circular retro schedule from The Swoosh with the same shoes coming back again and again. Occasionally old fan favorites are sprinkled into the mix but for the most part many of Nike’s retros are predictable. For instance, we’ll see an …

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TISH: Ray Allen’s Clutch 3-Pointer

Ray Allen with The Shot. Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler via Getty Images Today in sneaker history Ray Allen saved the Miami Heat by hitting one of the most clutch shots, ever! The Heat trailed the Spurs 92-95 with less than twenty seconds left in regulation in a modern slugfest. Here’s how it played out: …

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Sample Sunday: Duke PEs

With one of the hottest stories in college hoops and sneakers this week was Zion Williamson blowing out his Nike PE 2.5s. The incident that transpired within minutes of tipoff was covered so extensively in the media that my 84 year old great aunt texted me about it… For the record, Zion is a massive …

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Sample Sunday: Kobe 9 Evolution

When Kobe became high-key incapacitated due to his Achilles injury at the end of the 2012-13 season his future on the court seemed bleak. Players in the tail ends of their careers don’t bounce back from injuries very well and Kobe was no different – we all (sadly) knew he was done that fateful game …

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Where Did Nike Christmas Go?

Since Christmas is literally around the corner, it was natural to bring up The Nike Basketball Christmas Pack. This short-lived tradition by Nike Basketball was one of the many reasons I looked forward to the holiday. Some of the wildest, creative, and colorful sneakers were brought to life and graced store shelves and the hardwood …

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