The NBA season may be over now, but basketball never really stops. True hoopers live and breathe basketball, no matter what time of year it is. The grind continues on the court year round and the basketball lifestyle keeps rolling off the court, too.
Whether you are on or off the court, stay cool with the hottest looks of the summer.
On-Court Look of the Season – Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving has long been considered a top point guard in the NBA, but he’s flown somewhat under the radar due to playing alongside LeBron James, a megastar who can grab headlines based on who he follows or unfollows on Instagram. With a teammate who so often demands the spotlight, Irving was often left in the shadow, considered a star player but not quite a superstar…yet. After being a huge part of an NBA Championship team, Irving has seemingly made the jump to superstar status.
The former No. 1 pick and 3-time NBA All-Star capped off his rise by averaging 27 points per game in the NBA finals. He hit a step-back 3-pointer over Stephen Curry with 53 seconds to go in Game 7, giving his team the lead for good and providing a signature moment for the budding superstar.
The days of Irving being underappreciated seem to be fading fast. His accomplishments on the court are adding up, and he is on the rise off the court, too. Irving is one of Nike’s hottest new signature athletes, with his Kyrie 2 shoes grabbing the attention of sneaker heads all season. His kicks also grabbed the attention of his fellow NBA colleagues, with many athletes sporting his signature shoes throughout the season.
Eastbay has several Kyrie 2 colorways available, including the popular Kyrie 2 ‘Kyrache’ colorway that was inspired by the original 1992 Nike Air Flight Huarache. Nike has also released clothing to match Kyrie Irving’s new shoes, including everything from hats to shirts to shorts and even a Kyrie backpack.
Irving is climbing the ladder and well on his way to superstar status on the court. He’s also making a push to join the ranks of Nike heavyweights like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Kobe Bryant, allowing fans to rock the same looks as their favorite stars.
Off-Court Look of the Season – Bloodline Colors and Jordan Reveal
While the Kyrie Irving brand is just beginning to gain steam for Nike, the Jordan brand has been an established powerhouse for decades. Air Jordan has released shoes and clothing in nearly every imaginable color, but the bloodline colors continue to be a staple of the brand.
Michael Jordan repped the black and red while building his legendary career in Chicago, and Air Jordan continues to pay homage to the brand’s beginnings by emphasizing these colors in clothes and sneakers.
Regardless of your team’s colors on the court, black and red will always be a classic look off the court. To enhance your look, add a pair of Jordan Reveals, a modern comfort shoe that utilizes a minimalist design and is a perfect accent to your red and black apparel.
The Jordan Reveal is meant to elevate your off-court style with lasting comfort and subtle details that build on the Jordan legacy. The minimalist style makes it easy to match these kicks with your favorite shirts and shorts, and completes the sleek, smooth, and comfortable look.