There are no easy buckets when an athletic beast like Zion Williamson on the court. Auburn learned that pretty quickly in their November 2018 matchup with Duke.
The Tigers were looking to cut into the Blue Devils’ 8-point lead to close the second half. Guard Jared Harper raced the length of the court on the inbound play to what looked like an easy layup. Somehow someway, Zion raced from his corner angle and got to the ball. Williamson spiked the rock off the backboard, with the orange caroming to the three point line. The buzzer sounded as Zion spun around hyping his teammates.
The footwear Zion wore for this moment was the Nike Kyrie 5. This style featured a unique Flytrap upper, a design that correlated Kyrie’s Irving to his birthplace of Australia. The shoe was designed for speed and court-feel, with a curved Air Zoom Turbo unit providing bounce in the forefoot in multiple directions.
Cover image via the NY Daily News