Responding to a call from DeRozan on Twitter, Dell Treasure, 28 of Layton, Utah, went to Nike iD and created “a nice, clean sneaker that would work on a lot of different levels.”
One level, off the bat, earned a positive reaction from the Raptors guard, who chose the design from the many that were submitted and will wear it tonight in New York. “MSG is the last old-school arena in the NBA. It’s a throwback to a time where the game was the only thing that mattered, so I wanted to choose a fan design that was simple and reflective of that,” he says.
The fan-designed Nike Kobe A.D. comes with a White upper accented by the Silver Swoosh and Gum bottom. As mentioned, the shoe is nice, simple and clean. Want to see these in action? You can see DeRozan playing in them tonight at 7:30PM EST as Raptors take on the New York Knicks as Madison Square Garden.