Words and images by @IamJeffreyJason
The biggest story in the NBA last night had to be the 28 point and 20 rebound performance by the Los Angeles Lakers’ Dwight Howard. Not only did he record his first 20/20 game in purple and gold he also hit the second 3 pointer of his career immediately following his 20th rebound; both of which came in the final seconds of the game. And before we get to the rest of the night’s activity and why Howard and his adidas adiPower Howard 3s weren’t highlighted in today’s #IITS entry let’s have a look at the video of Howard and the final seconds of the Lakers 122-103 win over the Denver Nuggets.
Make sure you adjust the video settings to HD so you can see the shot in all it’s glory.
While the game and Dwight’s performance were fun to watch the footwear choices of the Lakers and Nuggets left more to be desired. Outside of D12′s adidas adiPower Howard 3 and Ty Lawson’s “Summit Lake Hornets” Nike LeBron 8 V/2 the footwear choices were, for the lack of a better term, blah. However, we did see some nice selections around the rest of the league Friday night and they are highlighted below. As always, feel free to hit me up on Twitter, @IamJeffreyJason, to discuss the night’s slate of games and/or the footwear worn by the players in today’s edition of #IITS.
I have been patiently waiting to be able to included the New York Knicks Raymond Felton in an edition of #IITS and finally the day has come. Felton laced up what I feel to be a very aesthetically appealing sneaker in the Under Armour Micro G Torch. As you can see Felton donned his usual New York Knicks colorway on Friday as the Knicks took on the Washington Wizards in New York City. The Knicks coasted to their 11th win of the season by defeating the Wizards 108-87 and Felton helped do so by contributing 11 pts – 1 rbs – 2 ast.
As mentioned above, the New York Knicks topped the Washington Wizards Friday by 21 points with J.R. Smith, and Melo, leading the way in scoring with 20 pts – 2 rbs – 6 ast. And as you can see above Smith took to the court in a white/orange-blue Nike Zoom KD IV iD.
Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards laced up the “Gold Medal” Nike Zoom Kobe VII Friday and put up 14 pts – 3 rbs – 0 ast in the Wizards 108-87 loss to the Knicks.
Also involved in the loss to the New York Knicks was Jordan Crawford of the Washington Wizards. While Crawford contributed as best he could by recording 17 pts – 4 rbs – 0 ast the Knicks, of course, still defeated the Wizards. While Crawford didn’t quite have enough to get a basketball win Friday night he did collect a W in the sneaker department as he took to the court in the “N7″ Nike Zoom KD IV.
Monta Ellis of the Milwaukee Bucks could easily be a staple in the #IITS series and last night’s choice of footwear is one of the reasons for that. Although Ellis’ state line of 18 pts – 2 rbs – 1 ast and 95-85 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves Friday didn’t look good, his black/dark charcoal-true red Air Jordan 9 Retros did; and still do.
Brandon Jennings of the Milwaukee Bucks had a mediocre night Friday night in the Bucks loss to the Timberwolves as he recorded 18 pts – 6 rbs – 4 ast. His choice of footwear however was great in that he donned a black/white-red Under Armour Spine Bionic.
Amir Johnson of the Toronto Raptors has sure made a name for him self in the world of people that follow the footwear choices of NBA players and Friday’s choice in the white/black-varsity red Air Jordan 13 Retro is an example of why. In addition to wearing a classic Jordan Brand model Amir put up 16 pts – 6 rbs – 3 ast which helped his team recored their 4th win of the season as they defeated the Phoenix Suns 101-97.