Green Kick of the Week ft. Rajon Rondo’s Anta’s

Rajon Rondo ditched Nike before the start of this season and joined Anta, where he got his own signature shoe; the Anta RR1.

He has been switching back and forth between green, black and white colourways of the shoe. Last week he changed things up and rocked a brand new colourway against the Raptors at The Garden.

This week’s winner of Green Kick Of The Week is Rajon Rondo and his Anta RR1’s. This colourway is bright and reminds of the striking Nike’s he wore last season.

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These kicks feature my favourite colourway I’ve seen on the Anta RR1. The bright green pattern almost looks like a salute to ‘The Hulk’.

Unfortunately this colourway isn’t available to the public yet. I really hope they are released, although I highly doubt they will be. If they are, I know I’ll be grabbing a pair as fast as possible.

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I’ve been a huge fan of Rondo switching to Anta since the first rumours of the move surfaced, and its colourways like these that prove you don’t need to be with Nike or Jordan Brand to have fantastic kicks.

What do think of these kicks? Do you think Rondo should keep ‘em or dump ‘em?

Green Kick Of The Week ft. Avery Bradley’s No Mercy’s

The 2013-14 season for the Celtics is winding down. Whilst their record isn’t pretty, there have been plenty of positives. The return of Rajon Rondo and the emergence of Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk have been some of my personal highlights.

Another highlight has been watching Avery Bradley find his shooting stroke. He has been especially terrific in the last week. His game against the Heat was tremendous; draining 6 three pointers, and totaling 23 points. He followed that up with another huge performance against Brooklyn. He scored 28 points and grabbed 4 rebounds.

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credit: solecollector.com

Bradley wore an awesome par of kicks against Brooklyn. This weeks winner of Green Kick Of The Week is Avery Bradley and his very bright pair of Adidas ‘No Mercy’ kicks. He also laced them up on St Patrick’s Day against Dallas.

Bradley has now won back-to-back KOTW‘s after taking out last weeks competition with his Crazy 1’s. In my opinion, the Adidas No Mercy’s were a  great choice by Avery. The bright green and black colourway are a great match with the C’s uniform.

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credit: @keezcam

More importantly, Avery has been playing great in these kicks.

Do you think Avery should keep ‘em or dump ‘em?

Green Kick Of The Week ft. Jared Sullinger’s Jordan XX8’s

Jared Sullinger is currently playing the best ball of his short NBA career. He has been crashing the boards and also scoring in the post; it has been an absolute pleasure to watch.

He has been doing all this great work in Jordan’s. This week’s winner of KOTW is Jared Sullinger and his Air Jordan XX8 ‘BHM’

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credit: getty images

Jordan released four different 2014 ‘BHM’ PEs, most Jordan Brand sponsored players have rocked at least one of the colourways on the court. This includes Jeff Green and Gerald Wallace. Both have laced up the same colourway as Sullinger, but I decided to give the win to Sullinger because he has been beasting lately.

‘BHM’ colourways are dedicated to Black History Month and the players love to pay homage to the celebration by wearing the ‘BHM’ kicks.

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All ‘BHM’ colourways have been awesome this season, and the Jordan XX8 version is certainly in the upper echelon. Black and purple were the main colours this season and they certainly don’t disappoint.

What are your thoughts on Sully’s kicks? Do you want him to keep ‘em or dump ‘em?

Green Kick Of The Week feat Jeff Green’s Jordan XX8 SE

It’s been a very emotional week for Celtics fans. The return of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett will forever be etched in my mind and I’m sure yours too. It really proved just how awesome sport is and how great the Celtics organisation is.

Whilst all the attention was rightfully on Pierce and Garnett, Jeff Green laced up a flashy pair of Jordan’s. This weeks winner of Green Kick Of The Week is Jeff Green and his Air Jordan XX8 SE ‘Award Season’ kicks.

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credit: nicekicks.com

These kicks stand out from the crowd with their gold outer and black lining. Green wore these on the same night as the Grammy Award’s, which was absolutely no coincidence.

Uncle Jeff wasn’t the only Celtic to lace up these flashy Jordan’s; other Jordan Brand players Gerald Wallace and Jared Sullinger also rocked these kicks against the Nets. But there can only be one winner and Green had been close to winning in prior weeks, so I decided he deserved it.

The XX8 SE is the rear of these two pair of kicks. The front pair is the Melo M10 credit: sneakernews.com

The XX8 SE is the back pair of these two kicks. The front pair is the Melo M10 credit: sneakernews.com

What are your thoughts on the Air Jordan XX8 SE ‘Award Season’ colourway? Do you think Green should keep ‘em or dump ‘em? Let us know in the comments!

Green Kick Of The Week ft Pressey’s Nike ‘Gloves’

There hasn’t been much action on the kicks front this season for the Celtics. Most players are sticking with the same sneakers every game and aren’t showing much heat.

Having said that, Phil Pressey has been wearing all sorts of Nike’s. This weeks winner of KOTW is Phil Pressey and his pair of awesome Nike Air Zoom ‘The Glove’.

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The Nike Glove was made famous for its extremely unique design, just like the player they were made for; Gary Payton. They can be worn either zipped up or down, Pressey has chosen to go with the zipped up look.

Pressey wore these kicks in the loss to Portland earlier this week. He has also laced these up a few other times since the beginning of 2014,  including in games against Oklahoma City and Denver.

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The Nike Air Zoom ‘Glove’ has been released in many different colourways, in my opinion the colourway Pressey has chosen – The Sonic Wave – is by far the best.

Do you think Phil Pressey should keep ‘em or dump ‘em? Let us know your thoughts on these kicks!

Green Kick Of The Week ft Rondo’s Anta’s

This week’s Green Kick Of The Week winner is a little different. For the first time ever, the KOTW goes to a player that is yet to register a second of playing time this season.

This week’s winner of Green Kick Of The Week is Rajon Rondo and his Anta Rondo 1 PE’. These kicks are Rondo’s first signature shoe with the Chinese sports brand, Anta.

Phot credit to @geminikeez

Photo credit to @geminikeez

Whilst Rondo is still rehabbing his knee, he has been with the team at home and on the road for every game. He has been working out a lot prior to games and I can’t wait for his return!

These kicks, in my opinion are awesome. They may not be as flashy as some of Rondo’s Nike’s from last season but the slick design well and truly makes up for that.

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You can find the Anta Rondo 1 on-line, but these kicks are different to those available to the public. These player edition Anta’s are exclusive for Rondo and feature a new bold ‘R’ logo on the side panel.

Another major difference from these player edition Anta’s to those that the everyday person can pick up is the all white outer. If you decide to buy a pair of Rondo’s you will get a lot more green you see in the photos above.

What are your thoughts on these kicks? Do you think Rondo should wear these kicks when he returns?

Green Kick Of The Week ft. Phil Pressey’s KD V’s

Green Kick Of The Week is back! After crowning Rajon Rondo the winner of last season’s Kick Of The Season, we will need to look in other places to find weekly winners until he returns to the court. And this past week, our rookie point guard has stood up.

This weeks winner of The Kick Of The Week is Phil Pressey and his Nike KD V Hulks. Pressey has been switching back and forth between Rondo’s old Nike PE’s, Nike Hyperdunk’s and KD V’s. 

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I’m a huge fan of every KD shoe, and especially the KD V. This atomic teal colourway is one of the best in my opinion, and is appropriately titled the ‘Hulk’. The volt Nike swoosh was the perfect match for the colourway chosen.

Pressey wore these kicks for the majority of the past week and during that time has shown plenty of promise for the future. He may be small, but this man won’t take a backwards step.

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I’m not a huge fan of speckled soles, but it doesn’t look half bad on these kicks. This pair of KD V’s were released in March this year and you can still find them on eBay.

What are your thoughts on these kicks? Do you think Phil Pressey should keep ‘em or dump ‘em?

Green Kick Of The Season: The Winner Is…

The 2012-13 season was disappointing for the Celtics; injuries, not living up to the hype, and eventually losing to the Knicks in the first round of the Playoffs. One positive to come from the season was the amount of great kicks that found their way on to the court.

We started with 16 of the best kicks from the season and you, the people have had your say.

The inaugural winner of the Celtics Down Under: Green Kick Of The Season is Rajon Rondo and his flashy gold/lime Nike Hyperposite PE.

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These were certainly the brightest of any kicks of the season, and in my opinion and very worthy winner!

rondo-hp-pe-938Congratulations to Rajon Rondo and I can’t wait to see him back on the court, maybe rocking his own signature shoe with Anta.00000000000

 

Thanks to everyone who voted throughout the tournament, and here’s to a great 2013-14 season!

Green Kick Of The Season FINAL: Rondo’s Hyperposite’s v Pierce’s Air Legacy’s

The Final is here! Before we delve into the Finals match up, let’s take a look at how Rondo v Rondo in the Conference Final went down.

The match up of Rajon Rondo’s Nike Hyperposite’s and Rajon Rondo’s Nike Foamposite Fighter Jet’s was a close battle. In the end, Rondo’s flashy, gold Hyperposite’s move on to the Final after collecting 64% of your votes.

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It all comes down to this; Paul Pierce v Rajon Rondo. ‘The Past’ v ‘The Future’

Rajon Rondo’s Nike Hyperposite PE

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Paul Pierce’s Nike Air Legacy 3 ‘Black History Month’

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You have decided the top two pair of kicks for the season, check back next week to find out who is crowned the winner of the Celtics Down Under Green Kick Of The Season for 2012-13.

Green Kick Of The Season CF: Rondo’s Hyperposite’s v Rondo’s Foamposite’s

We have our first Green Kick Of The Season Finalist! The battle between Rajon Rondo’s Nike Hyperposite’s and Paul Pierce’s Nike Air Legacy 3 ‘Black History Month’ went down to the wire!

Paul Pierce and his Nike Air Legacy 3 BHM’s move onto the Final after collecting 58% of your votes.

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This week’s match up is an interesting one; Rondo v Rondo.

Rajon Rondo’s Nike Hyperposite PE (gold colourway)

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Rajon Rondo’s Foamposite ‘Fighter Jet’

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Check back next week to find out which pair of Rondo kicks will be meeting Pierce’s Nike Air Legacy’s in the Final!

- Hayley

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