December 26, 2012
Christmas comes but once a year. Yesterday we saw all 8 NBA teams that played on Christmas wear solid colored special alternative Christmas uniforms. For some it looked better than others. Nike has decided to pursue their own Christmas design, today, releasing three Christmas shoe lines. The Kobe 8 has no semblance of red or green, but is the smallest shoe of the bunch. Meant for guards, the Kobe 8 resembles Bob Marley headwear, or possibly like the cacophony of lights that adorn most houses during the holidays. The Lebron X makes the Kobe 8 look like it’s celebrating Boxing Day instead of Christmas.
The Lebron X defines Christmas, made mostly of Miami Heat red with some green accenting on the bottom of the shoe and accompanying green laces. This high top is meant for forwards, and looks like a very large Christmas ornament. Finally, Kevin Durant’s KD Z was inspired by video game graphics, but comes out looking like a colorful shoe with no obvious inspiration. The shoe has a blue base with red tongue and laces and a yellow Nike swoosh. The shoe doesn’t represent Christmas, and could have been released at any point during the year. While the Kobe would best fit the latest Jamaican bobsled team, and the Lebron perfectly depicts Christmas, the Durant is fits all occasions.
Authentic Store Buzz: Pro League Authentics has just come out with a new exclusive line of apparel. The Legends Line- Wilt Chamberlain. A fan of Wilt the Stilt, The Big Dipper, or maybe you just know him as Mr. 100. Wilt Chamberlain was a basketball legend, considered by many to be the most athletic and talented player to ever strut onto the NBA hardwood. The big man, who wore number 13 and was famous for wearing the sweatband on his head, once dropped 100 points in Hershey, PA. PLA has the exclusive line of shirts of the Wilt Chamberlain line.
As the NFL season continues, PLA continues to provide a great selection of authentic NIKE NFL jerseys including the newest one, a home blue Andrew Luck jersey. In fact, PLA is now offering 50% off on any NIKE NFL jerseys. All are authentic. Check our selection out on our website, call up the store to inquire, or keep track of our Facebook Page and Twitter feed for daily updates.
Authentically Speaking Trivia Time: Which was the first English Premier League club to place a sponsor's logo on its jerseys? Answer to come tomorrow.
Monday's answer: Kobe Bryant, who with another 30+ point game yesterday, now also has the all-time lead in the NBA for most points scored on Christmas.