Jordan Brand’s new flagship shoe gets national exposure on Christmas Day. Briefly.
Heat guard Dwyane Wade debuted the recently-leaked Air Jordan 2011 last night, putting in 18 points with 5 rebounds and 6 assists to help Miami smack the Lakers 96-80 in their Christmas Day match. After a quick first quarter teaser wear of the White/Red colorway, he switched to the Air Jordan 2010.
Wade wasn’t the only shoe headliner.
Nike’s “Stoplight Pack” also got plenty of airtime. LeBron James poured in a triple double in his Nike LeBron 8 “Run On Red” shoe, while Thunder forward Kevin Durant exploded for 44, 7, 4, 2 and 2 in his Nike Zoom KD III “No Yield For Yellow” and Lakers guard Kobe Bryant contributed 17, 6 and 7 with his green mamba-inspired Nike Zoom Kobe VI “Green Means Go” in the Lakers loss.
Non-sig athletes, including Chris Bosh, Glen Davis and David Lee, also celebrated the day by wearing red/green-themed shoes.
Choosing not to rock the boat with a surprising color-up, Gilbert Arenas opted for the Air Jordan 9 Retro Premio BIN23.
Plenty of Christmas kicks to cover…