And then jump all over them.
It’s one thing to lose LeBron James. And lose key players to injury. And then lose a lot of games. But it’s something else to lose a game so badly that your margin of defeat nearly equals your team’s point total.
With seven of its players scoring double figures, the Lakers collectively roundhoused the Cleveland Cavaliers last night in a 112-57 home win. Yep, 55-point difference.
Sneaker-wise, it was business as usual for the Lakers, from Kobe Bryant’s and Shannon Brown’s “Concord” Nike Zoom Kobe VI’s and Steve Blake’s AND1 Tomahawk Low to Pau Gasol’s Nike Hyperdunk 2010, Ron Artest’s BALL’N Lay Up and Derek Fisher’s adidas Low Motion. It seemed the only bright spots for the Cavs were the “Cranberry” Nike Air 1/2 Cent worn by Jamario Moon and J.J. Hickson, and the Air Jordan 6 Retro worn by Manny Harris.
In D.C., Wizards guard Nick Young, who’s been a Nike Zoom Kobe V iD fiend this year, dropped a career-high 43 points on the Sacramento Kings in another new Kobe V colorway.
Other kicks highlights: Sixers guard Jrue Holiday broke out the all-red adidas adiZero Rose, Spurs guard George Hill chose the “Triple Black” Nike LeBron 8, and J.R. Smith stayed with the Black/Del Sol Nike Zoom Kobe VI.
NBA Kicks roundup straight ahead…