Boxing out is imperative when Anthony Davis is on the court. The Atlanta Hawks didn’t get the memo in a 2015 game against The Brow’s New Orleans Pelicans.
The Pelicans had an early lead in the 2nd when the ball swung towards teammate Quincy Pondexter for a corner 3. As his shot was airborne, Davis had gathered momentum from close to the three point line and freight trained his way into the lane. Hawks Forward Demarre Carroll thought it was safe to grab the board, but Davis had already skied above him before Carroll could get off his feet. The poster was set, as A.D. threw down a right-handed put-back jam.
The shoes Anthony Davis rocked for this rim-rattling dunk was the Nike Zoom Hyperposite 2. The big man shoe notably featured a thick “foamposite” upper with zones cut out for added breathability. The sneakers boasted a bouncy full-length Zoom Air unit for added responsiveness.
A.D. rocked a white USA PE colorway for this highlight, but you can find other colors of the Nike Zoom Hyperposite 2 at StockX.