Basketball / 06.04.10

Sneaker Watch: NBA Finals Game 1

words_Nick Engvall

The Lakers showed why they are defending World Champions last night behind 30 points from Kobe Bryant and the new colorway of his signature Nike Zoom Kobe V. Despite the Boston Celtics being a more physical team, it took all of 26 seconds for Ron Artest of the Lakers to give Paul Pierce of the Celtics a reminder of who’s house they were playing in. Artest, the scrappiest player on the Lakers by far, got tied up with Pierce while going for a rebound both players got technical fouls, but more importantly it set the tone for the game, and the Lakers seemed to cruise to a victory. With the game easily out of reach, Kobe Bryant dropped in a three pointer with just a few seconds left to finalize the game 1 win.

Check out the footwear from Thursday’s game below.

Lamar Odom in the Nike Hyperdunk PE.

Ron Artest lays it in wearing Peak sneakers.

Jordan Farmar in the adidas TS Commander shoots over Kevin Garnett in the adidas TS Supernatural Commander.

Rajon Rando lays it in wearing the Nike Hyperfuse.

Rasheed Wallace in an all green Nike Air Force 1 PE.

Rajon Rando in the Nike Hyperfuse and Rasheed Wallace in the Nike Air Force 1 PE.

Kobe giving his best MJ impression in the Nike Zoom Kobe V BS.

Another look at Kobe Bryant’s Nike Zoom Kobe V BS.

From left to right, Ray Allen in the Jordan Icons, Tony Allen in the adidas TS Supernatural Creator PE, Kobe in the Nike Zoom Kobe V BS.

Author: Nick Engvall


  1. Steve says:

    Wow some hot kicks this night lol…

  2. LeBron Siron says:

    kobe copyin MJ haha please! come up wit your own thing

  3. LeBron Siron says:

    wallaces forces are sick as hell btw

  4. itzbilly says:

    Lol @ rondo’ s “layup” pic. Odom blocked the sh*t out of him on that play last night

  5. Mitetwo says:

    Rondo’s Hyperfuse’s look sick.

  6. AbnerP says:

    Loving Ray Allen’s Icons the most in this post. (not gonna lie tho Rasheed’s 1’s are crazy hot too)

  7. James says:

    That is insane that Kobe doesn’t have his shoes laced to the top. He left off the top eyelet.

  8. anthony says:

    if you watched the game on ABC they had a section where kobe says none of his moves are original that he learned from the greatest and thats why his style and game is on point so maybe he picked up the tongue thing there what ever i dont care as long as he keeps winning!

  9. BRich says:

    I’ve never even cared much for Sheed’s Forces – and those are clearly sick.

  10. gochu44 says:

    sheed’s AF1s are clean.. i thought rondo was with reebok??

  11. Nene33 says:

    @ gochu44, he switched I believe 2 years ago, after the Unheralded.

    Really not much new stuff in the Finals this year, Sheed’s AF1’s steal the show.

    I still can’t believe they went with a non-Lakers colorway for the Kobe’s SMH.

  12. big boi says:

    kobe’s such an MJ copycat. i’d rather watch MJ. even if he gets 5 rings, magic johnson’s way better than he is.

  13. J-ru/Dagger says:

    Don’t sleep on Sugar Ray. He’s coming with some fire when they get back in Bean Town, mark my words. Yea, I must agree, Sheed killed it with those…………………….

  14. kurt says:

    Sheed got the hottest kicks on the court… does anyone disagree?

  15. david says:

    kobes not smart

  16. cmoney says:

    what shoes are Paul Pierce wearing in game 7 vs lakers?

  17. I am feeling Rasheeds kicks and Ray Allens kicks.