In a first for NBA Kicks, today’s headliner is going to be somebody that got dunked on. Wait what?
Poor Boris Diaw. While the San Antonio Spurs big man has seen his minutes increase as the playoffs has gone along, he was the victim of a vicious slam by Memphis’ Quincy Pondexter. Now normally this would mean that Pondexter would get the headliner status along with his adidas Real Deals, but Diaw gets the nod because his choice of kicks was just a little more curious.
For the Western Conference Finals, Diaw has been rocking the “Black History Month” edition – or some variant of it – of the Nike Air Max HyperAggressor. While the patterns of Diaw’s HyperAggresors matches up to what Lamar Odom wore during Martin Luther King Jr. Day earlier this season, the lack of Total Orange accents does give us pause.
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