When you think about July 4, I can probably guess what comes to mind. Cookouts. Fireworks. Family and friends coming together for good food and good fun. I also see a lot of red, white, and blue. It’s one of my favorite days of the year, and on those years when the weather agrees with us, it’s a perfect mid-summer party-starter.
While this day is a time for fun and games, the ballplayers aren’t going to be taking a whole lot of time off this summer. The offseason is when you get better. It’s when you step up to the next level. And you need some sneakers to do that, preferably not the ones you wore into the ground during the season.
Growing up, I always needed a rotation of basketball kicks. Off the floor, I was a Timberland guy. I rocked those to school every single day. But for ball, considering I played basically every day of the year, I needed a minimum of three kicks to rotate. I suspect many of you are the same way. Luckily for you, dropping today at Champs Sports is the 4th of July collection from Nike, featuring USA-inspired colorways of four signature sneakers. We have the Nike LeBron 12 for LeBron James, which features a dope red upper with a unique graphic on the Hyperposite wings. There’s Kyrie Irving‘s Kyrie 1, which might be the best colorway of all. The Kobe X also gets some love for Kobe Bryant, even if the toe box stars are a little weird. Finally, we’re getting the first colorway of Kevin Durant‘s KD 8. The reaction to that one will be interesting.
Every July, you need to show out for your friends by wearing the best stuff you have in your wardrobe. That should include this incredible pack from Nike. Here are 5 Reasons to Cop the Nike Basketball 4th of July Collection.
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