More so than in any other league, game takes on a vital role in the NBA. It isn’t just about making shots or playing defense. It’s about staying fly for the cameras, crowds, and fans. In the week leading off to tipoff for the 2015-16 NBA season, this will be the only preview you need. At Champs Sports, we know game. We can see it in the sneakers. The uniforms. The sounds. The faces. The fans. We see it everywhere. Get schooled on what’s going to happen next.
When you discuss NBA history with fellow basketball fans, most of them can pinpoint years based on the standout performances of the stars. Whether it’s Stephen Curry bombarding the league with threes on the way to an MVP award or Kobe Bryant unleashing streams of 50-point games in the mid-2000s, each year takes on its own distinct feeling. The same goes for title teams; fans of iconic champions like the 72-10 “Unstoppabulls” and the Fo-Fo-Fo ’83 Sixers will debate forever about who the best team ever is.
Of course, years and eras can be defined by the footwear as well. A pair of Chuck Taylors will bring fans back to the days of Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain, while the sight of a Converse Weapon recalls the peak of Larry Bird vs. Magic Johnson. Some of Michael Jordan’s most iconic sneakers even have colorways that are nicknamed after moments in his career, like the “Six Rings” or “Three-Peat.”
It’d be asking a lot for modern sneaker releases to live up to the luster of those aforementioned names – after all, the market is a lot more crowded – but what it lacks in singular power it makes up for in variety. The league has never had as many stars with compelling footwear to choose from, which provides a litany of options for sneakerheads around the world.
Whose footwear will come to signify the 2015-16 NBA campaign? These are the Sneakers That Will Define This NBA Season.
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