The 23 Best Nikes of 2017-18 (That PJ Tucker Didn’t Wear) 🔥

by • September 18, 2018

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The 2017-18 season featured plenty of on-court heat. The Swoosh was well represented with both brand new and classic kicks. Scroll down to see the best of the best, excluding the Sneaker King.

1. Nike Kyrie 3 “Luck” (Kyrie Irving)

2. Nike Kyrie 4 “Wheaties” (Jayson Tatum)

3. Nike Kyrie 3 “Rayguns” (Kyrie Irving)

4. Nike Kobe 6 “Orange County” (Isaiah Thomas)

Isaiah Thomas Isaiah Thomas Isaiah Thomas

5. Nike PG2 “PS4” (Paul George)

6. Nike Kobe 5 “Dark Knight” (Shabazz Muhammad)

7. Nike Kyrie 3 “Mom” (Kyrie Irving)

8. Nike Foamposite One “Galaxy” (Markieff Morris)

Markieff Morris

9. Nike Kobe 7 “Galaxy” (Trey Burke)

Trey Burke
Trey Burke

10. Nike Air More Uptempo “Supreme” (JR Smith)

JR Smith JR Smith

11. Nike Air Zoom Generation “Wheat” (Trey Lyles)

Trey Lyles
Trey Lyles Trey Lyles

12. Nike Kobe 1 “FTB” (DeMar DeRozan)

DeMar DeRozan
DeMar DeRozan

13. Nike Kobe 1 Protro “OVO” (DeMar DeRozan)

DeMar DeRozan
DeMar DeRozan DeMar DeRozan

14. Nike Kyrie 4 “Confetti” (Kyrie Irving)

15. Nike LeBron 15 “City of Angels” (Montrezl Harrell)

Montrezl Harrell

16. Nike Foamposite One “Ducks” (Markieff Morris)

Markieff Morris

17. Nike Kobe 6 “BHM” (Isaiah Thomas)

Isaiah Thomas
Isaiah Thomas

18. Nike LeBron 3 “ASG” (Malcolm Delaney)

Malcolm Delaney
Malcolm Delaney Malcolm Delaney

19. Nike LeBron 11 “What The” (Jordan Clarkson)

Jordan Clarkson Jordan Clarkson

20. Nike Kobe 3 “MVP” (Kyle Kuzma)

Kyle Kuzma

21. Nike Huarache 2K4 “Laser” (Lance Stephenson)

Lance Stephenson
Lance Stephenson Lance Stephenson

22. Nike Air Foamposite One “Legion Green” (Eric Bledsoe)

Eric Bledsoe
Eric Bledsoe Eric Bledsoe

23. Nike LeBron 7 “Black/Metallic Gold” (Lauri Markkanen)

Lauri Markkanen
Lauri Markkanen Lauri Markkanen

Other lists from KICKS 21:
The 8 Hottest KICKS of 2018 (So Far) 🔥
The 15 Best UA Colorways of 2017-18 👀
The 15 Best LeBron 15 Colorways of 2017-18 👑
The WNBA’s 25 Biggest Sneakerheads 🏀👟
Three Reasons Why Kyrie Irving’s Signature Sneaker Line Is Important 🗣
All 106 Sneakers That PJ Tucker Wore in the 2017-18 Season 😳
Three Reasons Why 🅱️🅱️🅱️ Matters