words // Nick DePaula

Regardless of how much you may want to stash a weekend's newest release away for another time, there's just nothing like the rush of breaking out a Retro after waiting so long for it to return. 

In this case, it's been fifteen years since we last saw The Glove at retail.

On his 23rd birthday last night, third-year Denver Nuggets forward Jordan Hamilton broke out Gary Payton's iconic signature shoe at the Staples Center, fully shrouded and all.

It might've been just a preseason game, but Hamilton was aggressive all night long, dropping 15 points in 16 minutes on 7-12 shooting, with an array of strong finishes at the rim and shots within the offense.

Check out Jordan below in the classic Black / White Zoom Glove.