words // Zack Schlemmer
We're down to the finals games of the NBA regular season, but Nike Basketball athletes continue to impress with their on-court footwear. Rudy Gay headlines last week's recap, debuting three new Raptors PE colorways of the Air Max Hyperposite. After wearing one of the best Air Max Hyperposite PE's in the first part of the season with Memphis Grizzlies, Rudy finally got his exclusive Raptors colorways from Nike over the past week, with three awesome make ups in matte grey, metallic silver and red. Which of the three is your favorite?
The Nike Basketball Elite Kobe 8, LeBron X and KD V also makes the news for this past week, who each made their on-court debut being worn by their three signature athletes. Kobe's season unfortunately came to an end in only his second game in the Kobe 8 Elite, after tearing his achilles tendon.
In retro news, two old LeBron models made appearances this week, with Derrick Williams in the LeBron 7 "Red Carpet" and Nick Young breaking out a pair of the White/Gold Zoom Lebron III's. Jarrett Jack also used the excuse of the NBA's Green Week to break out a pair of the newly re-released Zoom Hyperflight in Kobe Bryant's colorway.
Check out all of the best Nike Basketball footwear worn in the second-to-last week of the NBA regular season below, and let us know which were your favorite pairs.
Al-Farouq Aminu -- Nike Air Force 180 Mid // Dirk Nowitzki -- Hyperdunk 2012 PE
Andre Iguodala -- Zoom Hyperfuse 2012 Low PE
Anthony Davis -- Air Max Hyperposite PE
David West -- Air Max Hyperposite PE
Derrick Williams -- LeBron 7 "Red Carpet"
Deron Williams -- Zoom Hyperdisruptor PE // DeMar DeRozan -- Kobe 8 iD
Greg Monroe -- KD V
Jarrett Jack -- Zoom Hyperflight
Jeff Green -- Air Max Hyperaggressor
Jeremy Lin -- Lunar Hypergamer Low PE
Kenyon Martin -- Lunar Hypergamer Low
Kevin Durant -- KD V N7
Kevin Durant -- KD V Elite
Kobe Bryant -- Kobe 8 Elite
Kyrie Irving -- Hyperdunk 2012 PE
LeBron James -- LeBron X PE // Chris Bosh -- Air Max Hyperposite PE
LeBron James -- LeBron X Elite
LaMarcus Aldridge -- Air Max Hyperposite PE // Hasheem Thabeet -- Lunar Hypergamer Low
Kris Humphries -- KD V // Nick Young -- Zoom LeBron III
Paul George -- Hyperdunk 2012 PE
Rudy Gay -- Air Max Hyperposite PE
Stephen Curry -- Zoom Hyperfuse 2012 PE
Steve Blake -- Kobe 8 // Jarrett Jack -- KD IV
Thaddeus Young -- Air Flight One