After a sluggish build-up over the past few years, the performance basketball market is back on the fast break in 2019.
Team Swoosh continue to blaze a trail, the Big Cat have roared back into relevancy, and New Balance have entered the market riding high on the clout of Kawhi. On top of that, social media and immersive coverage has opened up the sport to a new generation of fans – and rekindled the competitive spirit of the old guard.
Brands have gone hard in the paint to find the perfect balance between performance and panache, and they’ve come up with some big plays so far (for the most part).
It’s been a hot minute since ballers have had this many quality options to choose from, so here’s the gamers you need to lace up before the year’s out.