San Antonio Spurs star LaMarcus Aldridge showed off his strong sneaker game on Instagram. These have a special connection to NBA legend Michael Jordan, too.
On Sunday, LaMarcus Aldridge will represent the San Antonio Spurs at the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. It will be his sixth appearance and second one with the Spurs, with the other in 2016. This is the team’s lone representative, too, with Kawhi Leonard’s mere nine games in the 2017-18 season.
Athletes love to show off their sneakers or cleats or other footwear, depending on the sport, on social media. Whether it’s to support a cause or pay tribute to someone, these designs can showcase some of the best foot gear, especially with the major shoe companies behind them (Adidas, Nike, Reebok, Jordan).
For Aldridge, he will be the latest athlete to do this at the All-Star Game, with the shoes he posted to Instagram:
A post shared by LaMarcus Aldridge (@aldridge_121) on Feb 15, 2018 at 11:10pm PST
The Spurs Twitter account detailed the significance of these shoes: these are Air Jordan 3s, with Aldridge’s logo on the side and six stars that represent how many times he has made the All-Star Game.
LA got his new Air Jordan 3s, personalized with his logo and six stars for his six career All-Star selections. Michael Jordan wore these in the 1988 All-Star game ?
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) February 16, 2018
An on-point shoe game for Aldridge, right? He will rock these on Sunday, and may not be the only one to wear personalized footwear. Look for this from potentially all the players, including what LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and others will wear at this midseason game.
If, for any reason, these shoes became available for purchase, they would be a terrific addition to any Spurs fan’s collection. Given the personalized look, however, they, understandably so, look like a Aldridge-only show for the All-Star Game.
Stay tuned for Aldridge and his shoes at Sunday’s All-Star Game, which airs at 8:00 p.m. ET on TNT.