Khlodom does Dallas. Officially.
Lamar Odom felt slighted by the Lakers’ attempt to trade him. Unwanted. So they shipped him to Dallas where Mark Cuban was more than happy to A) get a versatile 6’10” point forward and B) take a valuable asset off a hated rival’s roster.
So Odom, or “Khlodom” in the tradition of merged couple names, made his Dallas debut last night the same time the Mavs did, with wife Khloe Kardashian almost you-thought-I’d-never-come-here defiantly in attendance. He scored 14 and grabbed 7 in the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011 but the OKC Thunder handled the Mavs, 106-92. Kevin Durant donned “Blackout” Nike Zoom KD IV‘s for 21 while Russell Westbrook opted for his OKC “Away” Hyperfuse ’11 for 12.
In Toronto, the Raps hung tight with the visiting Celtics but Boston eked out a 76-75 victory. Ray Allen led his team with 12 points in the Air Jordan 2011 A Flight and Kevin Garnett chipped in 9 in the ANTA KG 2. Toronto’s noted sneakerheads stayed with holdover kicks from last year. DeMar DeRozan chose Nike Zoom Kobe VI and Jerryd Bayless selected adidas adiZero Crazy Light.
In Miami, Dwight Howard was in uniform, and in adidas adiPower Howard, as his and Orlando’s season of mutual awkwardness began. He only managed 5 points and 6 boards in 30 minutes as the Heat throttled the Magic, 118-85. Von Wafer was a bright spot for Orlando, sneaker-wise anyway, adding 4 points off the bench in the Air Jordan 3 Retro Black/Cement. As you’d expect, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade laced up their newest sigs – Nike LeBron 9 and Jordan Fly Wade 2 – while Chris Bosh stayed with his favorite footwear combo in the Nike Air Max Hyperdunk 2011.
But there’s many more shoes to peruse.
It’s less than a week til Christmas. NBA pre-season is underway. Let’s get into NBA Kicks.