words // Zack Schlemmer

It's time to take a look back at the past week's on-court Nike Basketball shoes from players around the NBA.  The top story this week is the debut of a few new shoes, most importantly the Zoom Kobe 8.  Kobe Bryant wore his new shoe all week, starting with a blacked-out pair on December 11th against the Cleveland Cavaliers, and then debuting the "Sulphur" colorway in Madison Square Garden.  Other first sightings of models this week came from Andre Iguodala in the upcoming Hyperdunk 2012 Low and Shannon Brown in next year's Zoom Hyperchaos.  Other notable selections from the current line of performance models includes Eastern Conference Player of the Week Paul George in a Pacers-gold pair of the Zoom Soldier 6 and Rudy Gay and Anthony Davis battling it out for the best Air Max Hyperposite PE.  Who you got?

In retro news this week, we saw Nick Young dust off a pair of the Zoom Kobe 1 against the Lakers and the Mamba himself.   "Swaggy P" also makes the headlines as one the players to rock their own iD version of the Zoom Flight Five, along with DeMarcus Cousins in a new black and purple colorway and Amir Johnson in a clean red and grey pair. 

Instead of his usual Lunar Hypergamer Low PE, Deron Williams switched it up this past week with the Air Flight '89 retro and the Air Penny V "Orlando", which made appearances on a number of other players this week, as well.  One more notable sneaker choice this week is Stephen Curry's.  Curry, who has been ballin' as of late, took it back to the original Hyperfuse from 2010, in his PE colorway.  What's your favorite Nike Baksetball shoe of the week?


Kobe Bryant -- Zoom Kobe 8

Rasheed Wallace -- Air Force 1 High PE, Kobe Bryant -- Zoom Kobe 8, Jason Kidd -- Lunar Hypergamer Low


Rajon Rondo -- Air Max Hyperposite, Dahntay Jones -- Zoom Kobe VII


Deron Williams -- Air Penny V


Al Jefferson -- Hyperdunk 2012 PE


P.J. Tucker -- Zoom KD V, Randy Foye -- Hyperfuse 2012


Nick Young -- Zoom Flight Five iD


Paul George -- Zoom Soldier VI

Paul George -- Zoom Soldier VI, Thaddeus Young -- Air Penny V


James Harden -- Lunar Hypergamer Low, Chandler Parsons -- Air Max Hyperaggressor


Corey Maggette -- Hyperdunk 2012


J.J. Hickson -- Hyperdunk 2012

Amir Johnson -- Zoom Flight Five iD, Dominique Jones -- Air Penny V


Andre Iguodala -- Hyperdunk 2012 Low


Anthony Davis -- Air Max Hyperposite PE


Rudy Gay -- Air Max Hyperposite PE


Jason Thompson -- Zoom KD IV iD, Ty Lawson -- LeBron X


Kevin Durant -- Zoom KD V with Newtown, CT Tribute


Deron Williams -- Nike Air Flight 89


DeMarcus Cousins -- Zoom Flight Five iD


Shannon Brown -- Zoom Hyperchaos, Marc Gasol -- Hyperdunk 2012


The Masked Man Kyrie Irving -- Hyperdunk 2012 iD


Draymond Green -- Air Penny II, LeBron James -- LeBron X PE


JJ Barea -- Zoom KD IV


Nick Young -- Zoom Kobe 1


Stephen Curry -- Zoom Hyperfuse, Cartier Martin -- Air Penny V


Spike Lee -- Air Force 1 Foamposite