by Abe Schwadron / @abe_squad
Shawn Kemp looked like he felt right at home on Thursday night at Rucker Park. While The Reignman hasn’t played in the NBA in a decade, his attitude—and now his sneakers—have made him a legend from Seattle to New York City. Kemp was on hand alongside current Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas to celebrate the release of the Reebok Classic Kamikaze II Mid “Letter of Intent” colorway, which launches today.
“You play many years of basketball and you just hope that you’re leaving your mark on the game somehow, and that people remember who you are. The shoes are just a part of it,” Kemp told SLAM before Thomas laced up the Kamikazes for his first-ever game at The Rucker, with Kemp watching from the baseline. “Once I saw NBA players wearing the shoes, it kind of touched my heart a little bit.”
Check out video and photos from the event above, and pick up your copy of KICKS 16 for more on Kemp and the Kamikaze II.