Sneakers Rumors

Which sneaker company will Nick Young be signing with? In his own words, whoever pays him, and adidas may be the brand ponying up the cash to add a little swag to their basketball roster. In tonight’s exhibition against Maccabi Haifa, Young was spotted wearing the adidas D Lillard 1 in black, a big change from his usual Jordan retros and Kobe PEs. Mutual interest between adidas and Young has been reported, but an official announcement has not been made.
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Is DeAndre Jordan the newest member of adidas Basketball? While no announcement has been made by the brand, the Los Angeles Clippers center has been wearing adidas sneakers while in China for the NBA’s Global Games. Yesterday, Jordan practiced in a the red-based Rose 773 IV, and he’s wearing a Clippers colorway of the Crazyquick 3 in today’s game against the Hornets. Ironically, the Crazyquick 3 is the same shoe of Kenneth Faried’s that Jordan threw at a cameraman last week.
James discussed his newest Nike shoe – the LeBron 13, due in stores next week – he suggested that when he sees opponents wearing his signature Nike shoe it gives him an advantage. “If you just a guy that’s just like, you actually just go to Foot Locker or somewhere, you just get a pair of ‘Brons and you want to wear ’em on a Tuesday night vs. me — I’ma bust your (butt),” James said. “Straight up.” “It’s disappointing,” Nowitzki said. “Honestly, you’d wish more guys would be doing more, at least more contact or run more. But that’s not the case. Some of these guys have had major, major surgeries. And whatever the doc tells them, you got to take it slow. “Obviously, Parsons and Wes are both guys that want to be here for a lot of years. It would be wrong to push it too much in October and not have them later in the season. You want to take it slow and progress week to week, and whenever they’re ready, they’re ready.”
Jordan is seen here wearing the Air Jordan XX9 Low in what appears to be the same colorway that he was spotted in at camp this summer. There’s still no sign of a retail release for the Air Jordan XX9 Low, but the XX8 before it came and went without a Low, so it’s possible these won’t ever be available to people outside of the Jordan Brand family. The photos here come from Jordan’s appearance at an event announcing the partnership of WINGS, his community action program, with Youth Outreach, a Hong Kong-based center for at-risk youth.