The XXXI was inspired by the Jordan 1 and its infamous black-and-red variant. It has a synthetic leather and woven upper with the classic Swoosh and Air Jordan wings logos, neoprene ankle support, a phylon midsole and Zoom Air cushioning. Drops 9/3/16 for $185.
The San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan hung up his jersey just as he conducted himself in his 19-year career. Because really, there’s nothing left to say: 5 rings. 71% win rate. Made the playoffs every single year. Best power forward to ever play the game. We’ll miss you TD!
Chill like a champ in this straight fire variants of Michael Jordan’s first three-peat signature shoes. Champagne has a metallic off-white upper with MJ’s fingerprints on gold accents, while Cigars is a nearly all black shoe with confetti print. Drops 6/25/16.
The perpetually shouting dudes convened a session of basketball trick shots in the presence of a Guinness World Records adjudicator, and proceeded to knock out eleven relatively obscure records, stealing a few from NBA greats and the Globetrotters along the way.
One of the biggest stars in a town bursting with them went out with a bang. On his last NBA game, Kobe Bryant dropped 60 points to lead the Lakers to a comeback victory against the Jazz. Only 21 other players have scored at least 60 in a game. And Mamba is 37 years old.
An injury derailed Devin Williams’ dream of playing high level college hoops, and he ended up in an art university. End of story? Nope. A class assignment unlocked his eye for filmmaking and teaching. Now he’s a YouTube star who has positively impacted many lives.
2016 March Madness lived up to its name with a thrilling Final. #2 Villanova completed the trail of upsets by defeating #1 North Carolina. The last 1:30 of the game was filled with defensive plays, but it ended with a crazy offensive exchange in the game’s final seconds.
2/13/16 will forever be remembered as the day a dude sat in mid-air. The NBA’s rocket-jumping 20-year olds Aaron Gordon and Zach LaVine brought Toronto down in a legendary Slam Dunk Contest. Batman v Superman is probably going to be a letdown compared to this duel.