words_Nick DePaula

With the excitement surrounding the NCAA’s March Madness tournament reaching its seasonal peak as the tourney finals was set to be played on Monday night, and fans spending their time with family for Easter, the Sunday schedule in the NBA was certainly a tale of two qualities. Quite frankly, there were two early games that promised to be great, and a whole slate of pretty disinteresting matchups, capped off by a hardly-classic Knicks and Clippers showdown.

This week, the NBA celebrated Green Week, bringing awareness to recycling programs, and LeBron James somewhat went along the theme and broke out a pair of the “Dunkman” Air Max LeBron VII. Did the green tones match? Not quite. Is the shoe pretty awesome? Absolutely.

Here’s another look at LeBron’s kicks, and a look at Kevin Garnett’s custom adidas TS Supernatural Commanders. For a closer look at KG’s PEs, check out the pictorial on SoleCollector.com.


With a rotation randomly including the Cradle Rock Low, Zoom MVP, Zoom Sharkalaid and the Foamposite Lite, seen here, Celtics guard Rajon Rondo has been all over the place all season long with his sneaker selection.


Ray Allen once again wore his green patent based Jordan Icons.

Double-dipping on green themed nights was Kendrick Perkins, who pulled out last month’s St. Patrick’s Day edition of the adidas TS Supernatural Commander.
A bit south in Washington D.C., a late season game of little interest was being played, as the Nets took on the Wizards. Brook Lopez, as usual, showcased some dominance early while wearing the adidas TS Commander LT.

Nick Young was spotted in a pair of hardly-matching Zoom Kobe IV iDs — he opted for orange accents with the hopes that they’d match the Wizard’s gold trim. Check out Josh Boone (who’s about to get dunked on) wearing a pair of Vince Carter’s Shox Huarache Elites from the 2007 season!
In Los Angeles, it was once again a Zoom Kobe V fest. Shannon Brown gets a layup here against the Spurs while wearing them.

Lamar Odom opted for the more basic inline colorway.

On the Spurs side of things, Keith Bogans has been sticking with the Nike 1/2 Cent, Many Ginobili can be seen in a custom Nike Blue Chip II, and Tim Duncan is wearing the adidas TS Supernatural Commander.

Luke Walton even was seen wearing the Zoom Kobe V.

And of course, Kobe Bryant himself.

Switching coasts, the Zoom Kobe V was even spotted in Toronto, as Raptors forward Amir Johnson throws down this dunk in a pair of iDs.

Both Johnson and rookie DeMar DeRozan have been wearing the Kobe V as of late.
Meanwhile, Stephen Curry has been playing in his stock of Nike Hyperdunk iDs.

Andrea Bargnani goes up for a shot in the Nike Blue Chip II, while Corey Maggette, in the adidas TS Supernatural Commander, and CJ Watson, in the Zoom Kobe V, give somewhat of an effort on defense.

Color has been the story all season long in Oklahoma City, as Jeff Green was once again spotted in a bright and colorful iD version of the Zoom Sharkley.

Damien Wilkins has been playing in the Air Penny II for most of the season. It’s great to see these on-court consistently! Meanwhile, Kevin Durant and several of his teammates were wearing the Nike Zoom KD2.

One of the few remaining Reebok athletes, Ramon Sessions was manning the point all night long in the Reebok Answer XIII.


In Indiana, Dahntay Jones takes it straight at Jordan Hill while wearing the Zoom Kobe V iD. Hill is wearing the Air Max LeBron VII, of course.

Rudy Gay is probably excited to be playing out his last few games as a Memphis Grizzly in the Zoom Huarache 2010. Being that he’ll be an unrestricted free agent this summer, where do you think he’ll end up?