Nike Air Flightposite 2014 ‘Knicks’

Nike Air Flightposite 2014 ‘Knicks’

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words // Brandon Richard
images // Mary Hoffmann

The 1999-2000 season was a happier time for the New York Knicks. Led by sharpshooter Allan Houston, that team was fresh off an NBA Finals appearance and made a return trip to the Eastern Conference Finals. During part of this stretch, Houston famously laced up the Nike Air Flightposite in a Knicks-themed Player Exclusive colorway. For years, the elusive ‘H20’ has been a highly sought after commodity among collectors of the rarest kicks. While most of us will never own that shoe, we will have the chance to pick up the classic colorway this weekend.

For the first time ever, the Air Flightposite is being released in the ‘Knicks’ colorway. The shoe features a pearlized white foamposite upper, bordering a royal blue zip shroud with orange-bordered Swoosh branding. Zoom units in the forefoot and heel provide low-profile cushioning. Below, a blue translucent rubber outsole for durability and traction.

You’ll be able to add these classic Nike basketball shoes to your collection for $210 at Eastbay this Saturday, May 3 at 8:00 a.m. EST / 7:00 a.m. CST. Follow @Eastbay on Twitter and @OfficialEastbay on Instagram for all release information and updates.

Available 5/3: Nike Air Flightposite 2014 ‘Knicks’

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Jordan Melo 1.5 ‘Knicks’

Jordan Melo 1.5 ‘Knicks’

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A decade after launching in Denver Nuggets-inspired colorways, Carmelo Anthony’s first signature shoe returns with a new look representing his current team.

The ‘Knicks’ Jordan Melo 1.5 features a white leather upper with royal foxing and orange hits on the laces, branding and sole. Each pair comes complete with an OG-style hang tag.

These Jordan shoes will be available here for $130 this Saturday, March 1 at 8:00 a.m. / 7:00 a.m. CST. Follow @Eastbay on Twitter and @OfficialEastbay on Instagram for all release information and updates.

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Jordan Melo 1.5 GS ‘Knicks’ Away

Jordan Melo 1.5 GS ‘Knicks’ Away

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Along with tomorrow’s launch of the Melo M10, Carmelo Anthony’s first signature shoe the Jordan Melo 1.5 is returning to retail for the first time since 2005.

In addition to the original Denver Nuggets-inspired Black/University Blue colorway, grade schoolers are being treated to a Knicks-themed pair that Melo has been spotted wearing this season.

The ‘Away’ shoe is black-based with royal synthetic overlays and orange accents. Sizes 3.5 to 7 of these Jordan shoes will be available tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m. EST / 7:00 a.m. CST. Follow @Eastbay on Twitter and @OfficialEastbay on Instagram for all release information and updates.

Available 1/4: Jordan Melo 1.5 GS ‘Knicks’ Away

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Under Armour Basketball Signs Raymond Felton

Under Armour Basketball Signs Raymond Felton

Under Armour Micro G Torch - Raymond Felton 'Away' PE

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It’s been a good year to be a point guard on the Under Armour roster. Brandon Jennings is playing some of the best basketball of his career and has the Bucks in playoff position. Kemba Walker’s numbers are up across the board and he’s shooting at a clip necessary to be a top flight point guard in the league. Greivis Vasquez is also having a career year, nearly averaging a double-double through 42 games with the Hornets.

This is all great news for New York Knicks floor general Raymond Felton, who as of today is an official member of Under Armour Basketball.

Under Armour announces a multi-year deal with the 7-year veteran, who has been wearing Player Exclusive colorways of the Micro G Torch this season. He is currently averaging 15.8 points and 6.3 assists per game.

“Under Armour is taking basketball to the next level with innovative products providing players like myself real performance benefits,” said Felton. “From everything I’ve seen I know the brand is really committed to growing the game at the NBA, College, High School and Youth platforms. I’m looking forward to sharing my insights with the team and being a part of the UA basketball movement.

“We are extremely excited about partnering with Ray, a true professional and someone who embodies the underdog spirit we look for in our basketball athletes,” said Kris Stone, Director of Sports Marketing, Professional Basketball, Under Armour. “Ray has clearly established himself as a winner dating back to his high school state championships, NCAA Championship and current impact on the Knicks recent rise to the top of their division.”

After fracturing his finger back in December, Felton is expected to return to the court this weekend.

Above, a look at Raymond Felton’s ‘Away’ Under Armour Micro G Torch PE.

Raymond Felton wearing Under Armour Micro G Torch PE

Sneaker Watch // Melo’s Early 30 Enough For Knicks to Hold Off Lakers

Sneaker Watch // Melo’s Early 30 Enough For Knicks to Hold Off Lakers

Carmelo Anthony wearing Jordan Melo M8 Advance Knicks Home

Carmelo Anthony drains a three-pointer in the “Knicks Home” Jordan Melo M8 Advance.

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There was a party in the Garden last night, as is the case anytime the Los Angeles Lakers are in town for cross-conference showdown. However, the tables have been turned a little this season with the New York Knicks being amongst the league’s best and the Lakers struggling to put it all together. Both trends continued last night, as the Knicks led from start to finish and held on for a 116-107 home victory.

Before spraining his ankle in the third quarter, Carmelo Anthony was on fire shooting the ball. Melo hit 10 of his 15 shots for 30 points in just 22 minutes of action. No other player has scored 30 points in 22 minutes since David Robinson in 1995. Raymond Felton kept New York steady the rest of the way with 19 points and 8 assists, while J.R. Smith and Tyson Chandler each chipped in with 18.

With another 30+ point performance, the Lakers dropped to 1-10 this season when Kobe Bryant reaches the mark. He also pulled down 10 boards and dished out 6 assists in his brand new Nike Kobe 8 System sneakers, which will release here next Thursday.

The Knicks and Lakers will meet again on Christmas Day.

In today’s NBA Sneaker Watch, check out some of the basketball shoes worn in last night’s big game, as well as a few other highlights from the past week.

images courtesy of Yahoo

Sneaker Watch // Melo's Early 30 Enough For Knicks to Hold Off Lakers

Kobe Bryant wearing Nike Kobe 8 System Sulfur

Kobe Bryant puts up a shot in the Nike Kobe 8 System “Sulfur.”

J.R. Smith wearing Jordan Melo M8 Advance; Dwight Howard & Antawn Jamison wearing adidas Top Ten 2000 Bright Lights, Big City LA

J.R. Smith shoots in the “Knicks Away” Jordan Melo M8 Advance; Dwight Howard and Antawn Jamison defense in the “Bright Lights, Big City” adidas Top Ten 2000.

Spike Lee wearing Air Jordan XX8 Knicks PE

Spike Lee all smiles in a custom pair of the upcoming Air Jordan XX8.

Kevin Durant wearing Nike KD V OKC Home

Kevin Durant takes off in the Nike KD V.

Jeff Teague wearing adidas Rose 3 Brenda

Jeff Teague handles the rock in the “Brenda” adidas Rose 3.

Blake Griffin wearing Jordan Aero Flight PE

Blake Griffin dunks in a PE colorway of the Jordan Aero Flight.

Jason Terry wearing Reebok Wall 3

Jason Terry shoots in his Reebok Wall 3 PE.

LeBron James wearing Nike LeBron X Home PE

LeBron James shakes off a little pain in the Nike LeBron X.

Kemba Walker wearing Under Armour Micro G Torch; DeAndre Jordan wearing Under Armour Spine Bionic

Kemba Walker and DeAndre Jordan battle for a loose ball in the Under Armour Micro G Torch and Spine Bionic, respectively.

Chris Paul wearing Jordan CP3.VI Wake Forest

Chris Paul returned to North Carolina in the “Wake Forest” Jordan CP3.VI.

Damian Lillard wearing adidas Rose 773 Light Scarlet

Damian Lillard shoots in the adidas Rose 773.

Rudy Gay wearing Nike Air Max Hyperposite PE

Rudy Gay ignites the break in a PE colorway of the Nike Air Max Hyperposite.