After months of negotiations and debate, a truncated NBA season will finally tip off on Christmas Day. Players are rounding into shape while coaches are creating game plans and setting their rotations—based on just a few short practices and preseason games. But short training camp or not, all teams must make the adjustments.
Basketball brands are celebrating both the holiday season and the start of the NBA calendar with player-exclusive (PE) colorways of signature sneakers—and Under Armour is no exception. UA put together special versions for their NBA athlete-endorsers Kemba Walker, Derrick Williams, Greivis Vásquez and STACK magazine cover guy Brandon Jennings. Take a look (below) at some noteworthy UA colorways.
Brandon Jennings Micro G Bloodline Rudolph PE
The reindeer-themed colorway and synthetic fur (yes, really) on the outside of the shoe are meant to mimic animal hooves. Red and green stitching support the Christmas motif.
Micro G Supersonic Derrick Williams PE
The number two overall pick in last year’s NBA draft made a statement when he signed with Under Armour, and he’s hoping to make another strong statement with the Minnesota Timberwolves. His signature sneaker, less gaudy than the Micro G Reindeer, is done in a sleek silver colorway, with red and green trim.
Micro G Juke Kemba Christmas PE
After leading the UConn Huskies to the NCAA National Championship last season, Walker is hoping to raise the fortunes of a talent-depleted Charlotte Bobcats team. His sneaker also gets a red and green colorway—but neon green laces and trim and a lighter red colorway make it more vibrant.
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