ÿþAfter a tense first round that went to the Nike Air Force High Thunder and a convincing win by the Warriors in the second, the third round of this likely to be seven round match went to OKC in dominating fashion with a 133-105 win. Kevin Durant would lead the way with 33 points and a brand new pair of kicks for all of us to watch over in the form of the Nike KD 9. Wait, what?Photos courtesy of Layne Murdoch, Ronald Martinez and J Pat Carter of Getty Images/NBA, Sarah Phipps of The Oklahoman and Nike.
A lot of the credit has to go to Nike KD 9, uh& I mean Kevin Durant and the Air Jordan XXX, errr& actually Russell Westbrook. With the OKC big men providing the toughness, rebounding and Nike Air Force 1 Low White defense, Durant and Westbrook have been able to score at a high rate especially at home. Durant once again wore the Nike KD 9 Cool Grey Preheat while Russell Westbrook continues to make the Air Jordan XXX look good, no matter how orange Nike Air Force 180 it gets.
We know he'll be great or do his damndest to get there. And he delivered with 32 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists and an iconic moment in the form of the alley-oop above from Kyrie.LeBron not only threw one down, he went throwback as he debuted the Nike LeBron Soldier 10. Before Nike went Elite and dropped premium priced performance kicks for the playoffs, LeBron wore his takedown Soldiers for his playoff runs. As the venue moved east, so did the colors as Kyrie debuted a Nike Air Force Max white.
We say goodbye to DeMar DeRozan's Kobes, Kyle Lowry's Crazylights and much a few more in this edition of NBA Kicks On Fire.As you might expect this was a golden night in kicks, with James, Curry, Kyrie Irving and more rocking championship styled sneakers draped in gold. James and Kyrie lead the way in a black and gold Nike LeBron Soldier 10 (coming soon to NIKEiD) and Nike Kyrie 2, while Curry once again lost in his Under Armour Curry Two MVPs .
Check out our Fun With NIKEiD post where we change up the Ky-Rispy colorways .As for the rest of the night in kicks, we said goodbye to Russell Westbrook's Air Jordan XXX PEs, Kevin Durant's new Nike KD 9 and Dion Waiters for well, being Dion Waiters. Get that max contract somewhere, Dion& So in one corner we have what many consider the single greatest basketball shoe (looks-wise) in the Air Jordan 11 Concord. On the other side we Cheap Nike Air Force 1 have a retro of a shoe that last came out in 2009 .
It felt like more of a moral victory for the All-Star and his fans than an event that should have struck fear in the hearts of other Eastern Conference teams. But now George is on the comeback trail proper with a full training camp and new teammates to get acquainted with (#MONTABALL) and he's bringing an old friend with him in the form of the Kobe 7.When George was still a rising star for the Pacers a few years back, he rocked NIKEiD versions of the Kobe 7.