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Kyrie Irving and Nike Release new “Takedown” Sneaker

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Kyrie Irving and Nike have an $80 shoe called the Kyrie 3 ‘Takedown’ set to release. Irving’s signature sneaker line is one of the most popular lines and with his play on the court combined with hot sneakers Irving is trending up in the ranks of the NBA.

You can take a look at the shoe here.

Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and LeBron James have all had takedown models and this move was to make the Kyrie’s more affordable.

Irving has been wearing different versions of the shoe during this season. The first game of the year against his old team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, he wore the Kyrie 3 ‘Celtics.’ These shoes were going to bring in Irving’s Boston Celtics tenure.

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He ended up having 22 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals in a 99-102 loss in Cleveland.

Another notable Kyrie 3 version were the “Luck” version. The shoes were gold with green clovers placed all over the shoe.

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Irving wore the shoes on a November 16th game against the Warriors. The shoes were a player-exclusive shoe which means that Irving wore them on the court. They were sold the next day in limited quantities at the House of Hoops in Harlem and in Boston.

Irving had 16 points, five rebounds and six assists in that game in which they won 92-88.

Nike releasing the ‘Takedown’ shoe is a good look for the young basketball community. The younger generation does not have the money and they rely on their parents to buy the shoes for them. This will ease the parent’s pockets and let kids wear their favorite basketball players shoe.

The Kyrie 3 has received great feedback from sneaker heads and I think these are Kyrie’s best sneakers because the people behind the shoe are thinking about all parties.

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Kobe Byrant’s Jersey Retirement Game Is The Most Expensive NBA Game

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The Lakers are set to retire Kobe Bryant’s jerseys on Dec. 18th. The Lakers are retiring both Bryant’s No. 8 and No. 24 numbers on Monday against the Golden State Warriors, and prices for the game and ceremony at Staples Center are some of the most expensive NBA tickets in years.

Already a major attraction with Steph Curry and the Warriors in town, a chance to honor a Lakers legend is a chance for scalpers to make some sweet, sweet cash off the event. The secondary market for the Bryant retirement game is pretty insane, to the tune of $1,477 per seat on average.

The highest seats are courtside of course with tickets going for $12,000 dollars. Even the nosebleed seats average about $600 a seat.

The last ticket that cost more was actually Bryant’s last game, which cost an average of more than $2,000 each. That’s far and away the most expensive, but other big-budget tickets are a bit closer to Kobe’s retirement night costs.

Since it’s the most expensive game expect 2 Chainz to show up with Trappy.

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Under Armour Dropping Off Curry 4’s With Drones

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Under Armour will be giving away autographed Curry 4s to fans in the Bay area.

UA will be delivering the Steph Curry signature shoes with Drones.

Here’s how it works, per Nice Kicks:

First, you have to follow Under Armour basketball on Instagram (@uabasketball). At 10 a.m. PT on Saturday, Dec. 16, there will be an “interactive scavenger hunt” on a Bay Area map that you can get access to and search through. When you find a “drop zone pin” on that map, you’ll get a QR code that will lead you to a “Drop Zone” where the drone delivery happens.

In other words, follow @uabasketball on Instagram, check that for a map at 10 a.m. on Saturday, and follow the directions on your phone screen from there.

 

If this marketing promotion goes well, expect more brands to create dropzones in other major cities.

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Westbrook Defeats Sixers In Triple Overtime

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Russell Westbrook wouldn’t be denied in Philly. The trash talk from Joell Embiid seemed to fuel the reigning MVP even more.

The Thunder won 119-117 in triple overtime, and Westbrook recorded yet another triple-double by scoring 27 points with 18 rebounds and 15 assists. Westbrook is now averaging a triple-double against the 76ers dating back to the 2013-14 season.

Paul George and Carmelo Anthony chipped in with 24 points apiece, and the three stars accounted for 23 of the Thunder’s 25 points in extra time.

Joel Embiid helped Philly erase an eight-point halftime deficit, scoring a game-high 34 points with eight rebounds and six assists, but it wasn’t enough to stop them from picking up their fifth loss in six games.

Embiid continued to take shots at Westbrook after the game. “They won the game, I give them a lot of credit, they did a lot of (good) things, but I mean, the guy shot 10 for 33, I wish I would have shot 33 times, I guess we would have had a better chance of actually winning the game,” Embiid told reporters after the game.

Even Lebron James chimed in about the game.

After the game, Westbrook waved goodbye to Embiid and his trolling.

“I was telling him, `Go home,” Westbrook said.

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