words & images // Luis Sanchez

Kicking off the 2011 NBA All Star Weekend and coming as a surprise to just about everyone. the EA Sports edition of the Nike Zoom KD III recently released exclusively at Nike Santa Monica. Now while I agree with everyone saying they should have also released in OKC, I can also say that these were the first true quickstrike in a very long time. No prior warning causing crazy line ups, none of that. Just how it should be.

Luckily for me, I was finally able to pick up a pair of these bad boys. Easily becoming the best part of my first NBA All Star Weekend. Displaying KD's love for video games, they feature a dark blue 3M upper along with a pixelated pattern taking place on the underlays, tongue and coming through the translucent outsole below. Topping it all off, they're hit with EA Sports branding on the tongue and insoles.

Retailed at just $88, they also included an EA Sports x KD themed box, along with a copy of NBA JAM featuring KD on the cover.

Enjoy some detailed shots of one of the best colorways of the Nike Zoom KD III below.