MLK Day Sneakers 2016

by Brandon Richard

Now an annual tradition, NBA stars celebrate the action-packed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day schedule by breaking out special Black History Month sneakers for the first time. This year, players from adidas, Jordan Brand, Nike and Under Armour marked the occasion with unique colorways that were subjected to league approval.

The 10-game lineup was headlined by an NBA Finals rematch between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors, which also featured a mini-showdown between Nike and Under Armour's top endorsers — LeBron James and Stephen Curry. Curry's Warriors won the game, but who took the sneaker battle? Find out where they land in our list of the 20 Best Sneakers Worn to Celebrate MLK Day.

20. adidas Light Em Up 2

adidas Light Em Up 2 BHM
via NBAE 2016

Worn By: Tony Snell


19. Nike Hyperquickness 2015

Nike Hyperquickness 2015 BHM
via NBAE 2016

Worn By: Ish Smith


18. Air Jordan Spike 40

Air Jordan Spike 40 BHM
via NBAE 2016

Worn By: Bismack Biyombo


17. Under Armour Clutchfit Drive 2 Low

Under Armour ClutchFit Drive 2 Low BHM
via NBAE 2016

Worn By: Raymond Felton


16. Nike Hyperdunk 2015

Nike Hyperdunk 2015 BHM
via NBAE 2016

Worn By: Pau Gasol


15. Nike Air Max Audacity

Nike Air Max Audacity BHM
via Blazers Equipment

Worn By: Mason Plumlee


14. adidas J Wall 2

adidas J Wall 2 BHM
via NBAE 2016

Worn By: James Johnson


13. Jordan Super.Fly 4 PO

Jordan Super.Fly 4 PO BHM
via Jeremy Brevard for USA Today Sports

Worn By: Kemba Walker


12. Nike HyperLive

Nike HyperLive BHM
via NBAE 2016

Worn By: Andre Iguodala


11. Jordan Melo M12

Jordan Melo M12 BHM
via NBAE 2016

Worn By: Carmelo Anthony


10. Under Armour Curry Two

Under Armour Curry Two BHM
via NBAE 2016

Worn By: Stephen Curry


9. Jordan CP3.IX

Jordan CP3.IX BHM
via Kirby Lee for USA Today Sports

Worn By: Chris Paul


8. adidas D Lillard 2

adidas D Lillard 2 BHM
via Blazers Equipment

Worn By: Dame Lillard


7. Nike LeBron Soldier 9

Nike LeBron Soldier 9 BHM
via NBAE 2016

Worn By: Jahlil Okafor


6. adidas Crazylight Boost 2.5

adidas Crazylight Boost 2.5 BHM
via Blazers Equipment

Worn By: Tim Frazier


5. Nike LeBron 13

Nike LeBron 13 BHM
via NBAE 2016

Worn By: LeBron James


4. adidas D Rose 6

adidas D Rose 6 BHM
via Leon Halip for USA Today Sports

Worn By: Derrick Rose


3. Nike Kobe 11

Nike Kobe 11 BHM
via Nelson Chenault for USA Today Sports

Worn By: Jrue Holiday


2. Nike HyperRev 2016

Nike HyperRev 2016 BHM
via NBAE 2016

Worn By: Richaun Holmes


1. Nike Kyrie 2

Nike Kyrie 2 BHM
via NBA

Worn By: Kyrie Irving