It's that time of year again! Conversations are littered with words like 'Eastern Conference', 'Western Conference', 'rebound' and 'assist'. The NBA playoffs are on and basketball talk is inescapable. So, in the interest of pivoting the chat away from game stats for a moment, let's look at some of the best on-foot looks of the past week.
Five of the Best NBA Playoff Shoes So Far
Date: April 22 2018
By: Cesca Benson
Marcus Morris wearing Undefeated x Kobe 1 Protro
Undefeated's Protros were one of the most hyped releases at this year's All-Star Weekend. The camo version may have received most of the attention back then, but the white and gum looked fire on the feet of Celtics' enforcer in the team's Round 1 face-off against Milwaukee. Not only did they look a treat, but they helped Morris to 21 points and a win for the Celtics.
Terry Rozier looks to his shoes for some luck
With Kyrie Irving suffering a season-ending injury, many are doubting the Celtics chances of scoring a W in the post-season. Terry Rozier invoked the luck of the Irish to get his team over the line, rocking the clover-covered Nike Kyrie 3 'Lucks'. And it worked: the Celtics come out on top against the Bucks. Oh and he's scored 46 points since the series' start.
PJ Tucker gives us our first look at Travis Scott's Air Jordan 4
We only just got wind last week of Travis Scott's latest colab, and thanks to PJ Tucker, we've already seen it in action. The small forward turned up in his blue suede shoes in Game 2 against the Timberwolves, and La Flame's fire did its magic, helping the Rockets keep their place at the top of the Western Conference.
LeBron channels Vince Carter's Shox
It would be remiss of us to compile this list without mentioning The King. For Game 1, LeBron James channelled Vince Carter's unofficially official signature Nike Shox BB4 for his latest LeBron Watch PE, dressing his LeBron 15 in grey and purple. The shoe calls back to Carter's famous dunk over 7'2" Frédéric Weis at the 2000 Olympics – magic that James harnessed for his 46-point game. Unfortunately, even that couldn't get the Cavs over the line: they lost by 18 points.
Kevin Durant rocks his team colours
Blue and yellow was seen on the feet of many a Warrior this week, and KD was one of them. Game 1 saw him face off against the Spurs wearing KDX PEs in Golden State's colours, and was nearly unstoppable. In Steph Curry's absence, KD has been the Warrior's lead man, and the KDXs were part of his magic - he ended the game with 24 points and seven assists.