There’s never been a better time to be a basketball fan. Not only was March Madness super lit this year — just on the first day, we had five one-point games and one of the coolest upsets of the past decade — but the NBA Playoffs are set to begin and it feels like we’re going to have one of the best postseason runs yet. The West is really at the center of that, as they sport eight teams that all have enough talent to do some serious damage in the Eastern Conference. Seriously, think about it. We’re probably going to get first round series between teams like San Antonio and Dallas, and Portland and the Rockets. Those should be second or third-round matchups.
Over in the East, we’re a little more top-heavy but the matchup storylines are just as interesting. LeBron returning to Boston? It could definitely happen. A team of 13 versus the Big Three? Oh, I think all of us are expecting to see that — Atlanta and Cleveland — in the Eastern Conference Finals. Like I said, it’s an exciting time.
But you know what? The sneakers play a big part in that as well, especially if you’re a ballplayer yourself. Remember All-Star Weekend? It was ridiculous how many dope shoes dropped and when you add in the fact that there are more colorways for each sneaker than ever before, it stands to reason that your wallet is struggling.
With yet another Nike collection dropping at Champs Sports this Friday — the “Elite” Collection — we feel for those of you who are running out of room in your closet. You can’t miss it though.
Hopefully you didn’t miss these kicks, either. Here are Nike Basketball’s Best Sneaker Colorways of the Past Year.
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