LeBron James’ LeBron XIV retails at $175, with the customizable XIV iD series ringing up $220 before tax. Kevin Durant’s latest KD9 comes in at $150, while James Harden’s Harden Vol. 1 Series with Adidas run $140. Under Armour debuted Steph Curry’s Curry 3’s at $149.99, but has since slashed the price to $99.99.
And Paul George’s debut sneaker, the PG1, hit shelves this year at $109.99.
For some players, sneaker price is a status symbol. When Durant’s KD9 dropped last June, its $150 tag was $30 cheaper than that of its predecessor, the KD8. But it was still nearly twice as expensive as his debut sneaker, the KD1, that retailed for $88.
As humbly as I can say it, I’m not a $88 player, Durant said, according to Nick DePaula. I’m an elite player in the league. I wanted everything to be affordable, but I knew we had to sacrifice some stuff.
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Now only two questions remain: Can Lonzo’s play back up his father’s talk? And more importantly, will the kicks be fire?
You can tell how competitive a Warriors game is by how many minutes Steph Curry plays in the fourth quarter. If Golden State is worried or it’s a legitimate dogfight, Curry plays seven or eight minutes. If it gets a bit touchy, he plays four or five. On Tuesday in Game 1 against the Jazz, he played 23 seconds in the fourth. Utah’s offense just got squeezed hard by Draymond Green and Kevin Durant. It felt at times that Golden State was playing at 75 percent yet still led by 20. Scary, scary team.
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