Friday, November 2, 2012
The thought of living up to Michael Jordan’s standards is frightening, isn’t it? It would be tough to perform under the pressure of Jordan’s watchful eye (Exhibit A: Kwame Brown), and over the years, the players in the NBA who rocked Air Jordans proudly didn’t quite play on par of Jordan’s approval, with the exception of Melo, Wade, and CP3. Complex gives us a nice retrospective of NBA players who wore Air Jordans, but in a unusual spin – ranking them 1-50 from bad to worst. Not all of these guys are official Jordan Brand athletes, but fans of the sneakers that just happened to wear them in-game, but do you agree with this list of the 50 worst NBA ballers to rock Jays? Check out some of their inclusions below and let us know what you think.
It’s not going to take SOTY consideration away from the Air Force 1, but there’s no other retro basketballer enjoying as many colorways in the second half of 2012 as the Converse Pro Leather. With a string of high-profile collaborations and some dope in-house throwbacks that have the Pro Leather positioned as a viable alternative to the Nike Blazer, this 1970s classic is in a position to try some new things. One of those is a look we just saw on the Blazer LR, a tasseled kiltie at the base of the tongue. Add in diamond quilting (a totally different approach than Stussy’s patchwork styling) along the sides of this Taffy and Golden Yellow suede style and you’ve got a unique take on a classic available now at retailers like Eastbay.
Are you planning on picking up the Nike LeBron X+ ‘Pressure’ colorway on the November 2nd launch? If so you should know that a couple key geographic areas are getting the options for some special packaging-a supreme box set sort of in the same style as that initial ‘Crown Jewel’ release. Pictured here is the Nike LeBron X+ ‘Pressure’ Sport Pack version, coming in a sturdy box with metal latches and all. Click through with us for a full look at the Nike LeBron X+ ‘Pressure’ Sport Pack and check out the handful of retail locations that will have this special version available after the jump.
Nike LeBron X+ Sport Pack
Black/Chrome-University Red-Cool Grey
HOH Dadeland, Miami
HOH North Riverside, Chicago
HOH Beverly Center, Los Angeles