Monta Ellis wearing the 'Bentley Ellis' Air Jordan 9 (5)
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by Brandon Richard

It's been five years since Monta Ellis was an AND1 signature athlete, but he's been enjoying life as a member of Team Jordan. With the Indiana Pacers donning their Hoosiers-inspired Hickory throwbacks again Wednesday night, Ellis had the opportunity to lace up a pair of Jordans that kinda bear his name.

A perfect match for the eyesore uniforms, Ellis brought back the "Bentley Ellis" Air Jordan 9 from 2012. The shoe was part of an alter egos pack linked to Michael Jordan's Johnny Kilroy commercials during his first NBA retirement.

Ellis had 12 points and 4 assists, but the Pacers fell to the Celtics 103-94 on the road.

Monta Ellis wearing the 'Bentley Ellis' Air Jordan 9 (1)
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Monta Ellis wearing the 'Bentley Ellis' Air Jordan 9 (2)

Monta Ellis wearing the 'Bentley Ellis' Air Jordan 9 (3)