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December 21, 2014 Updates

Phoenix Suns guard Isaiah Thomas is a sneaker free agent, but says he's close to signing a deal with Jordan Brand. Nick Metallinos of Starting 5 Online gets the scoop in the interview above, during which Thomas also speaks on his favorite Jordans to wear in-game, Phoenix's sneaker scene and the post-retirement Air Jordan sigs. Sole Collector

December 20, 2014 Updates

Hanging on the windows at Quicken Loans Arena were posters of Kyrie Irving's new logo, which is on the tongue of his signature Nike shoe. It was similar inside the arena. Posters were handed out and there were stations all around for Cavs fans to pre-order Irving's colorful sneakers before they can be purchased on Dec. 23. It was a special promotion, a celebration for Irving, the Cavs two-time All-Star, who has been through a lot in his four seasons. That's why even after misfiring on 12 of his 18 shots, continuing his slump, Irving had a good night. "It's truly a dream come true," Irving said after the game. Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Always down to show love to his teammate and the player he looked up to growing up, Nick Young broke out a pair of throwback Kobes for Tuesday's game against the Sacramento Kings. Young went with the 'MPLS' Nike Zoom Kobe 4, a 2009 release inspired by the Lakers' Minneapolis origin. He had to swag out his kicks with a yellow lace swap, though. Sole Collector

December 8, 2014 Updates

About a week before Thanksgiving, 13-year-old Anthony Cupp had his KD 7 shoes stolen. Money is tight in Cupp's family. His mother - Janiesa Cupp - is still undergoing therapy after surgery to remove a tumor, which sucks up most of the finances. So Cupp mowed some lawns in his neighborhood to save up enough money to buy the signature sneakers of his favorite professional athlete. And they came just in time for basketball season. The undersized Cupp had recently made his eighth grade team. But as he was walking home from school on a snowy late November day in Warren, Michigan - a suberb just north of downtown Detroit - Cupp was jumped by an older kid and his shoes were taken. Oklahoman

December 6, 2014 Updates
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Under Armour's top brass just let the word out on something that a lot of sneakerheads were expecting. At last night's Footwear News Achievement Awards in NYC, the brand's CEO Kevin Plank revealed that UA's top gun in the NBA is finally getting a signature sneaker, as well as when it'll be unveiled. "The Steph Curry 1 will be out for the NBA All-Star Game," Plank told Sole Collector exclusively. Sole Collector

This time around he was spotted suiting up in that sneaker for the wedding of his brother-in-law Carlos Prieto, a man who runs Solefly in Miami while he's not running around with MJ (now you know how that shop gets their hands on so many Air Jordan exclusives). His pair is separated from the retail version with some special etching around the heel to coincide with the special occasion. Tell us in the comments what you think of Michael Jordan's wedding attire here and let us know if you've spotted the "Concord" 11 Low at any recent formal events. Sole Collector

Nike unveiled the Kyrie 1, its first signature shoe for Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, on Wednesday night. "It's great to have the support of Nike and the guys who came before me, like Kobe [Bryant] and LeBron [James]," Irving said. "It makes the juice taste that much sweeter." ESPN.com

December 3, 2014 Updates
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Nike is pulling back on plans for a shoe that sneakily honors Allen Iverson after the former NBA superstar questioned whether the company could use his old number and team colors while he's endorsed by rival Reebok. Detroit Free Press

Nike is pulling back on plans for a shoe that sneakily honors Allen Iverson after the former NBA superstar demanded answers. Iverson says Nike used his identity, likeness and persona without permission for a sneaker out of the company's Zoom Flight '96 collection. The ambiguously titled sneaker has the No. 3 — Iverson's number — on each back heel and the red, white and blue colors of the Philadelphia 76ers. Neither Iverson nor the Sixers are named on the sneaker or on the branding for the shoe, which were expected to be released later this year or in early 2015. USA Today Sports

November 8, 2014 Updates
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Arguably the biggest sneakerhead in the NBA, Nate Robinson isn't about that keeping his kicks in the closet life. He's not even saving them for pre and post-game stunting. When Nate gets his hands on a fresh pair, he intends to wear them on the court, just as he did in tonight's game against the Sacramento Kings. While everybody else was parading around in team colored sneakers from their respective brands, Nate was playing in the colorful 'Miro' Air Jordan 7 Retro from 2008. This shoe came dangerously close to making Our (Least) Favorite Colorway of Every Air Jordan list, but we know there's a lot of you out there who disagree. Sole Collector

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