Welcome to Nightly Pro Notables: a collection of the hottest sneakers and the biggest moments of the night on December 30, 2020.
With the year almost over, LeBron James decided to celebrate with a birthday bash for the history books. Kawhi Leonard continues to be accidentally funny with his first masked game. We also have DeMar DeRozan getting in his yearly poster dunk, which you don’t want to miss.
Continue on for these performances and highlights, as well as some heat on feet on another night of NBA basketball.
In year 18 in the league, LeBron has spent half of his life hooping professionally. December 30 marked his 36th birthday and he had his typical great game.
The King’s GOAT resume got a new entry though via insane consistency. No other player has scored in double digits for 1000 consecutive games, so LeBron is in a league of his own. Considering James’ career is 1270 games long to this point, this feat is rather impressive.
What Can Brown Do For You?
Hard to believe with Jaylen Brown’s consistent career that he just now has reached 42 points in a game. Here it is though, Brown’s new career-high, and man, Jaylen could not miss against the Grizzlies.
Speaking of career-highs, LeMelo Ball finally got his shot going for a 22 point game outing. More importantly, Ball hit 4 of 5 threes showcasing his potential in his young, 5 game career.
Melo wore a white and multicolor Puma Clyde All-Pro for this moment, which you can find at Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Masked Kawhi; Just as Good as the Regular Version
After being elbowed by teammate Serge Ibaka and missing the game the Clippers lost by 50, a masked Kawhi Leonard returned against the Trail Blazers. The mask notably isn’t as cool as Kyrie or LeBron’s blackout mask, or as nostalgic as Rip Hamilton’s. This one is comically cored out in the middle with double straps and a mouth slit.
Jokes aside, the Klaw still put up numbers in a blowout against Portland, dropping 28 points.
Still Catching Bodies
Even in year 12, DeMar DeRozan still has the bunnies needed to posterize defenders. After last year’s massive slam over Chris Boucher, DeRozan’s next victim was Montrezl Harrell. The new Laker just had the worst night as this highlight started with him getting blocked.
Trezz then tried to redeem himself on the play on the other end of the court but witnessed his own poster. DeMar roared on his vicious dunk with Harrell missing completely on his block attempt.
Poster Number 2 on the Night
Not to be outdone, Miami Point Guard Kendrick Nunn got his own poster in tonight. Nunn’s moment came on a fast break as well, as he raced to the rim with Bobby Portis chasing. Unlike the Trezz posterization though, Portis got too far under the rim allowing Nunn to slam on his head unimpeded.
Kendrick wore the Dreamville x Puma Clyde Hardwood in this poster highlight, which you can find at GOAT.
Yeezy SZN Continues
After Andre Iguodala debuted the Yeezy adidas basketball sneakers officially a few days before, the Celtics Carson Edwards laced up his own pair.
Blue Snakes are Back
Trey Lyles has always rocked Kobe sneakers despite being a big man. It looks like he got a new pair of the “Blue Camo” Kobe 6, meaning there’s a chance this classic colorway may drop in Protro form.