If the rumors are to be believed, Dion Waiters is living on borrowed time in Cleveland. He (allegedly) doesn’t get along with Kyrie Irving, he seems to be a better fit as a sixth man but the Cavs signed Jarrett Jack to take on that role, he (allegedly) doesn’t get along with Kyrie Irving, his play has been inconsistent for somebody taken fourth overall in the NBA draft and he (allegedly) doesn’t get along with Kyrie Irving. Maybe we should have known about this rift (allegedly) all along since Waiters rocks Kobe Bryant’s signature kicks from time to time and we all know the fun rivalry Irving has with Black Mamba. And now Waiters has taken his Kobe sneaker game up to the next level with the Nike Kobe 6 “Prelude”? Yeah, there’s something there (allegedly).
As for the rest of the night kicks, we’ve got Kobe Bryant getting back to a sense of normalcy in a Nike Kobe 8 PE, LeBron James bringing back the Nike LeBron 10 Elite “Championship Pack” probably in an effort to troll the Indiana Pacers (spoiler: it didn’t work), Amir Johnson carrying the load again in the sneaker fron for the Toronto Raptors with his Air Jordan 5 “Oreo”, J.R. Smith debuting a new Nike KD 6 “Knicks” iD, Cartier Martin carrying the FILA torch and much more.
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