Intensity rises to a higher level in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup with the playoff picture shaping up. Temperature rises as well with the heat that players carry on their feet. It's crazy how many mouthwatering sneakers are out there in the market. These hoopers know which ones would catch our attention, though.
Check out the hottest kicks in the past week and let us know what your favorite pair is in the poll below.
When you play your first game in a new league, you want to make loud debut. You can do it with a big game. You can do it with your gear. You can do it with both. Harris did when he wore the Kyrie Low 2 Multicolor on his way to 45 points, five rebounds, four assists, three steals and three blocks. As many colors as he had on his shoe, that was how many different kinds of numbers and positives he provided for NLEX in his first game. And I have a feeling that's not his best yet - both in sneakers and in numbers.
Early in the conference, we already highlighted one of Lee's Zoom Freak 1 IDs. We promised he'll bring out more. Here you go. Well, okay. Officially, there's no such thing as a Family Pack. However, if you take a look at the different Nike IDs that Lee has brought out this conference, you'll notice the letters on the tongue vary. One had PL on it. Another had RL and this red one has TL. Those letters stand for the members of his family: Paul, his wife Rubie and his daughter Tokyo. Family Pack.
Another sneaker that landed Paul Lee in our top five was the Undefeated Kobe 4 Protro he used a couple of weeks ago. This time, it's Lassiter bringing them out. Lassiter was out with an injury for a while. With him having one of the best on-court sneaker roster in the league, this list missed him. And we all knew he wouldn't be gone for too long. Here he is with the Black Mamba edition of the Undefeated x Nike collaboration.
It's been almost two decades since Michael Jordan retired from the game of basketball, but his signature line continues to be the most sought after sneaker line in basketball. The latest from His Airness' brand is the Jordan 34. On the surface, it's a thing of beauty with a look that seems fit for modern basketball. The Jordan Brand continues to redefine itself to adapt to the evolution of the game. The same can be said about Scottie Thompson, who is able to provide positives regardless of the situation, no matter how high the odds are stacked against him.
There's a reason why Justin Brownlee has become a mainstay in the PBA. He has a lot of defining moments with the Barangay. Maybe it was more fitting for him to have worn this sneaker when he hit that iconic shot to win a championship over Allen Durham and Meralco. Maybe. That doesn't matter now. But Brownlee did show out in his AJ14 DMP in their win against Magnolia. Sure, there wasn't one single moment in that game that defined his career or Ginebra's blowout win. What defines him though is the fact that he's out there getting triple-doubles (or close to it) on a nightly basis.