Yesterday, on Spike Lee’s birthday, Knicks fans got to share in one of the best gifts Spike could get, a win at Madison Square Garden. It was a star-studded affair with Spike front row, Giants Wide Receiver Victor Cruz in the building, and Carmelo Anthony’s return after his knee injury. Following suit with such special occasions was the attire, more specifically, the sneakers worn by the guest of honor and the Knicks.
The ensemble of NYK kicks on display were interesting to see because there was a theme of flash and modesty on the court. As you looked at Melo attacking the basket in his M9 Syracuse, within the same glance, J.R. Smith’s orange Nike Hyperdunk Low and Iman Shumpert’s adidas Top Ten 2000 “2WO 1NE” caught looks. The only other Knick known to turn up the color scheme consistently is James White when he rocks the K1X AntiGravity. But in the shadow of the all the brights—including Spike Lee’s Volt colored Black History Month Air Jordan Spizikes (above)—Chris Copeland and Marcus Camby’s were the silent killers. Copeland played 20 minutes in the Nike Zoom Hyperenforcer, and Marcus Camby wore the blue colorway from the Nike Zoom Huarache TR “NYC” pack. Peep Camby’s kicks below.
It must be the shoes why J.R. Smith and Kenyon Martin were at the top of their game last week. Nah, not really their sneakers. The Knicks cruised to a victory (113-84) over the Utah Jazz thanks in part to J.R. scoring 24 points, while stylishly adding more highlights to his reel wearing the Air Jordan 4 Cement.
Kenyon Martin logged a little over 21 minutes at Madison Square Garden, wearing the more team appropriate Fontay Montana colorway of the Air Jordan Retro 9. Saturday night’s game against the Jazz was actually the second time both players rocked their respective pair of Jordans this week—the first being their Thursday night loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The one technical difference though is that K-Mart started out the Thunder game wearing the Jordan Spizike NYK Blue Ribbon colorway (below), before settling in with the Fontay Montana throwbacks.