Welcome to Nightly Pro Notables: a collection of the hottest sneakers and biggest moments of the night on October 4, 2020.
Early in the day, the Heat announced that Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic were out for game 3 of the NBA Finals. Both men sustained injuries in game 1 and talks of a sweep came soon thereafter. Jimmy Butler wouldn’t let that happen however, despite facing two of the top 5 players in the league.
As you’ll read more of, Jimmy talked the talk as well. The #HeatCulture also saw a meme in the making with Tyler Herro’s snarl face. This bubble game at Disney World also featured some hot kicks from Anthony Davis and Rajon Rondo. Continue on for all of that on another night in the Orlando bubble.
Jimmy Butler’s Best Game Ever?
Back to Jimmy Butler, who had a career playoff game tonight. Jimmy Buckets was agressive from the jump, drawing fouls and faking defenders like he did on this easy layup:
With just over a minute left and Jimmy got buckets with an easy layup, after which he had some choice words for LeBron James.
“You’re in trouble.”-Jimmy Butler
Butler finished the game with 40 points, 11 rebounds, and 13 assists while shooting an impressive 70% from the field. Only four other players (Wilt Chamberlain, Chris Webber, Charles Barkley, Magic Johnson) have accomplished this feat in a game – Butler is the only one to do it in the NBA Finals.
Despite this, Jimmy doesn’t care about any triple doubles, he just wants to win:
Jimmy talked and walked in the Jordan Jumpman Diamond Low, which can be found at StockX.
Tyler Herro’s Snarl Face
Tyler Herro hasn’t been as efficient in the NBA Finals compared to his last series against Boston. The misses hasn’t stopped the young rookie’s confidence though, as his and-1 bucket with less than a minute left shut down the Lakers for good.
Herro seemed to know where the cameras were and gave his best stank face snarl, which was memed endlessly on Twitter.
Herro ditched the Kobes tonight for the Nike PG 1. You can find the (snarl game) black and gum colorway at StockX.
Olynyk Drops a Dime
The second leading scorer for Miami night, Kelly Olynyk only had one assist and it was a beauty. With Jae Crowder setting an off-ball screen, Kelly didn’t even receive the ball yet but knew what he was going to do. Crowder slipped and ran the rim with Olynyk touch passing to Jae immediately after getting the rock.
A.D. Gets Air on Reverse Slam
Anthony Davis was in foul trouble most of this game, but he did get some major air on this play. Rajon Rondo saw A.D. spin on his man and threw a perfect lob. The Brow put some seasoning on the finish, collecting the ball without looking the hoop. Davis then swung on the rim for extra flavor.
You may have noticed the kicks on this reverse dunk. Anthony rocked the Nike Kobe 5 “5 Rings”, a purple and gold colorway that Kobe Bryant rocked on opening night to accept his 5th championship ring. You can find this colorway at StockX and GOAT.
LeBron with Another One
Don’t look now, but LeBron James had another chasedown block in the NBA Finals. This one didn’t match the stakes of the Iggy rejection in 2016, but the King still added some heat (pun intended) in spiking Herro’s shot out of bounds.
Bam Took His Custom Kicks to South Beach
LeBron James may’ve popularized “South Beach” sneakers, but the King walked so Bam could run. The inactive Adebayo still rocked a tie-dye custom turquoise and pink Nike Zoom Freak 2. You can’t find these on shelves, but other ZF2s can be found at StockX and Dick’s Sporting Goods.
More Mamba Love From Rondo
Last rocking some Lakers Reeboks that Kobe Bryant rocked back in the day, Rajon Rondo laced up another pair in the Black Mamba catalogue. The first sneaker that Kobe wore while signed with Nike was the Nike Zoom Huarache 2K4, which Rondo wore in volt and black in game 3.
You can find this bright colorway at GOAT.
Sue Stays Fresh
As the resident Kyrie wearer in the wubble, Sue Bird laced up another dope colorway during game 2 of the WNBA Finals. Nike kept Sue fresh with this “Planet of Hoops” Nike Kyrie 6, featuring the catchy “there is no coming back” phrase written over the swoosh.
You can find this colorway at GOAT.