The Warriors went to Hack-A-Dwight. And Dwight went into the record books. At least the on-court ones.
Howard shot 39 free throws last night in Oakland, and made 21 of them, breaking the NBA regular season record of 34 set by Wilt Chamberlain in 1962. The extra points helped D12 record a stat line of 45 points, 23 boards, 3 assists, 4 steals and 2 blocks en route to a 117-109 Magic win. If there will ever be a picture printed in future NBA encyclopedias of Dwight breaking the record, it’ll show posterity that he did it in the adidas adiPower Howard.
Other kicks highlights of the night included Von Wafer adding 8 off the bench in the Air Jordan 3 Retro Black/Cement, Kryptonate contributing 14 while keeping his Air Jordan 13 Retro “Playoff” streak going, Rudy Gay bombing the Knicks for 26 in the Nike Zoom Hyperforce, and Mike Bibby showing off a new Knicks flavored Jordan CP3.V PE.
These kicks plus Wednesday night kicks like LeBron’s new Black/Red LeBron 9, Monta back in Concords, Kobe following up his 48 by doing 40 in his Kobe VII “Attack Fast”, Trevor Booker breathing new life into the Nike Shox BB Pro, and much more.
Let’s get to NBA Kicks.