Over at round two of the NBA playoffs, the heat is on to see whose Player Exclusive (PE) kicks game is strong.
In the NBA playoffs, sometimes it takes more than bringing your “A” game to have an edge over your opponents. Yes, the kicks matter too.
With all the heat going on in the Western Conference, there’s definitely no monotony in this year’s playoffs predictions. Besides the action happening at the hoops, the basketball shoes that NBA players wear receive just as much attention.
For the players, on-court kicks are not only performance gears, but sometimes seen as lucky charms that can boost their game or help them avoid a season-ending injury. As these contenders pit against each other with their aggressive styles of play, let’s see how their on-court kicks fare against each other:
Oklahoma City Thunders vs San Antonio Spurs
Russell Westbrook (left), wearing Jordan XXX Russell Westbrook PE “Cosmos” vs Kawhi Leonard (right), wearing Jordan XX9 Kawhi Leonard PE “Spurs” (Image via Slam Online)
Russell Westbrook (left, in air), wearing Jordan XXX Russell Westbrook PE “Creamsicle” vs LaMarcus Aldridge (right, in air), wearing Jordan Ultra Fly LaMarcus Aldridge PE “Spurs” (image via Newsok)
Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors
Damian Lillard (left), wearing Adidas D Lillard 2 “Boost Grey” vs Klay Thompson (right), wearing Anta KT1 “Playoffs” (Image via Neoblack)
Draymond Green (left), wearing Nike Hyperrev 2016 PE vs Al-Farouq Aminu (right), wearing Nike Hyperlive PE (Image via NBA)
What are your thoughts about their shoe choices? Did they pack the right kicks to take on their adversaries? Give us your thoughts!