How do you only have three games on the NBA schedule and still produce one of the most memorable nights in kicks?  One word: Rondoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! (Chris Webber voice)

The legend goes that when Rajon Rondo is on a national TV stage, he always plays just a little better and reminds you and frustrates you that he doesn’t always do this all the time.  But you can’t say the same about his kicks because when the lights are brightest, Rondo brings the sneaker heat.  Against the Knicks on Thursday night, Rondo debuted a colorway of the Nike Air Max Hyperposite that can only be described as “shiny,” and that’s putting it nicely.  The green does not really match up with the Celtics colors and has more a lime hue to it with black accents and an icy sole.  The Celtics might have lost the game, but we won as sneakerheads.

Meanwhile, Jordan Brand’s Blake Griffin also rocked a new pair of kicks as well in the form of the highly anticipated Jordan Super.Fly 2.  And when I say “highly anticipated,” I mean that for the people who actually use their kicks for oh, I don’t know, playing basketball.  But just like Rondo, Griffin’s black and red colorway Jordan Super.Fly 2 was not enough to beat the Suns.  Yeesh, so maybe this wasn’t a great night for kicks…

Photos courtesy of Fernando Medina, Brian Babineau, Jared Wickerham, Christian Petersen, Andrew D. Bernstein and Barry Gossage of Getty Images/NBA Entertainment along with Charles Krupa and Ross D. Franklin of The Associated Press.

Rajon Rondo – Nike Air Max Hyperposite PE