Rajon Rondo’s ACL injury was a double tragedy. With our best player and main sneakerhead out for the remainder of the season, we have no choice but to look for our KOTW in new places. Have no doubts, Rondo will be greatly missed on the court for his inspirational play and for his flashy kicks. Thank you for a great season Mr. Triple Double, here’s to a speedy recovery.
With that said, let us shift focus to the player who caught my eye this week. This week’s KOTW winner is Courtney Lee and his Nike Air Penny V’s. He bought out these kicks in the two wins against Miami and Sacramento.
Lee has been swapping back and forth between different Nike’s all season long, but these are by far my favourite. These kicks have long been one of the most unique in the game. The yellow accents along with the icy translucent sole complement the subdued black and grey outer to make these a prominent stand out from the crowd.
Over the years, Nike has released many colourways of this classic shoe. This particular pair was released on the 26th of December, 2012 in the U.S.A.
Lee is one half of ‘The Pitbulls’, with Avery Bradley forming the other half, a recent moniker Molly McGrath coined in tribute to their all-out defensive pressure. These kicks certainly aren’t hindering Lee’s performace! You will very rarely see him slip over on the court with the great traction control these sneakers offer.
I would love to see Courtney keep pulling out the Nike Air Penny’s, either with this colourway or mixing it up with a new colourway.
What does everyone else think about these kicks? Let us know in the comments if you think Lee should keep loving ’em or dump ’em.