The NBA Playoff race is on.
The Boston Celtics have just played Game 2 against Cleveland Cavaliers and won 107-94. Headed to Ohio with a 2-0 advantage, the race is definitely heating up.
Nike’s Art of a Champion Sneaker Collection, together with the Jordan Brand and Converse – pay homage to the journey towards the win in a 15 sneaker collection, with a 16th determined at the end of this year’s NBA championships – dedicated to the champion.
The Converse Fastbreak Hi “No Easy Buckets” references Kevin McHale’s play in ’84.
This is the play:
June 6, 1984 In Game 4 of the NBA Finals, Boston’s Kevin McHale was the catalyst for a bench clearing after clotheslining LA’s Kurt Rambis on a breakaway dunk attempt. Though he wore Converse Fastbreaks, he made it clear to both his teammates and their rattled rivals that there would be no easy buckets in the battle for the championship. The irony was so thick it could have been an ’80s mustache.
The shoe drops May 17 at SneakersnStuff and choice sneaker retailers worldwide.