On this episode of The HoopsHype Podcast, Alex Kennedy and Drew Ruiz discuss sneaker culture, upcoming shoe releases, the biggest sneakerheads in the NBA and more. Time-stamps are below.
3:30: Who are the biggest sneakerheads in the NBA?
6:10: The evolution of sneaker culture and NBA players getting excited about their kicks.
9:10: Will we see the gap between Nike and other companies like adidas and Under Armour shrink, and what do those competing brands need to do to dethrone Nike?
11:15: We recently learned that Giannis Antetokounmpo is getting his own signature shoe with Nike in the fall of 2019. This was inevitable, but how do we think a Giannis signature shoe will sell?
13:00: Talks between Kawhi Leonard and Jordan Brand recently stalled. Do we think he’ll become a shoe free agent or will that get resolved?
17:00: We share our thoughts on Chris Paul’s new shoe, the CP3.XI?
18:20: Drew shares his favorite colorway that LeBron James has donned during LeBron Watch thus far.
21:00: Our thoughts on DeMar DeRozan sort of becoming the face of the Kobe Bryant line.
22:20: Can Big Baller Brand ever land a big-name player? Alex recently talked to Jordan Crawford, who is in talks with the brand about an endorsement deal, and shares why Crawford strongly supports BBB.