Eastbay Memory Lane: 5 Years Ago

Eastbay Memory Lane: 5 Years Ago

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After a solid weekend of college hoops, it is only fitting to feature this Eastbay catalog from 5 years ago. On Saturday the Butler Bulldogs knocked off Tom Izzo’s Michigan State Spartans and Coach K’s Duke Blue Devils topped West Virgina to advance to the Championship game that will be played tonight.

In the game that will be played just 6 miles from Butler’s campus, 33-year old Butler Coach Brad Stevens and team leader Gordon Hayward will try to win their 26th consecutive game to cut down the nets. On the other side of the floor will be Coach K and the three headed monster consisting of Jon Scheyer, Kyle Singler and Nolan Smith who are looking to help Duke win its first Men’s Basketball National Title since 2001. Coach K is looking for his fourth NCAA Championship.

This Eastbay cover from February of 2005 features a player cutting down the nets in the spirit of the tourney.

This catalog featured some cool hoops product including Vince Carter’s fourth signature shoe with Nike.

Here we have a look at some great LeBron gear including one of his best shoes of all time the Zoom LeBron II.

Page 9 gives us a look at the Jordan gear from 5 years ago including the launch colorway of the Air Jordan XX.

What are your favorite kicks from 2005? And who ya got in tonight’s title game? Duke or Butler?