Sneaker Watch: A look at what the pros wear.words_Nick Engvall

It’s been years since the New York Knicks have had a truly competitive team on the court at Madison Square Garden. With the slide of the Knicks, the team’s rivalries between other Eastern Conference powerhouses has also diminished. However with the signing of Amar’e Stoudemire in the off season, new excitement seems to have the fare weather fans that were nonexistent in recent years, have grabbed their New York Knicks fan gear and returned to The Garden. The Knicks toughest competitors in the Atlantic Division are the Boston Celtics who hold the top spot a handful of games ahead of New York but since the Knicks have stepped it up one of the long time rivalries in the NBA suddenly has new excitement. Wednesday’s game lived up to the anticipation that seemed to be building for quite some time. When it was all said and done, Paul Pierce’s 32 points and 10 rebounds only slightly outlasted Amar’e Stoudemire’s last second 3-pointer that went in but was just a half second late as the buzzer went off before Amar’e was able to get the shot off.

Check out some of the sneakers on the court yesterday in the latest edition of Sneaker Watch.


Amar'e Stoudemire shoots a jumper wearing the Nike Zoom Huarache Trainer.Amar’e Stoudemire shoots a jumper wearing the Nike Zoom Huarache Trainer.

Rajon Rondo wearing the upcoming Nike Air Max 360 BB Low.Rajon Rondo wearing the upcoming Nike Air Max 360 BB Low PE.

Raymond Felton wearing the adidas Infiltrate in a Player Exclusive colorway.Raymond Felton wearing the adidas Infiltrate in a Player Exclusive colorway.

Spike Lee, one of the few Knicks fans that didn't disappear, wearing the Nike Air Trainer SC Retro.Spike Lee, one of the few Knicks fans that didn’t disappear, wearing the Nike Air Trainer SC Retro.

Michael Beasley wearing his Play Exclusive adidas TS Heat Check.Michael Beasley wearing his Play Exclusive adidas TS Heat Check.

Kobe Bryant in the Nike Zoom Kobe V.Kobe Bryant in the Nike Zoom Kobe V defended by Brandon Rush in the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse.

Tyrus Thomas in the Jordan Retro 13 "Flints"Tyrus Thomas in the Jordan Retro 13 “Flints”

Chris Paul in the upcoming Jordan CP3.IV.Chris Paul in the upcoming Jordan CP3.IV.

Dwyane Wade soars in the Jordan 2010 PE.Dwyane Wade soars in the Jordan 2010 PE.

LeBron James drives to the basket in this week's LeBron VIII Quickstrike release.LeBron James drives to the basket in this week’s LeBron VIII Quickstrike release.