Ja Morant was nothing short of spectacular in the 2021-22 NBA season. The Memphis Grizzlies point guard averaged 27.4 points, 6.7 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game. Let’s take a look at the ten best sneakers worn by the All-NBA point guard.
10. Nike Kobe 6 Protro ’12 PE’
On February 28, Morant released a gamer exclusive (PE) of the Nike Kobe 6 Protro. The Grizzlies beat the San Antonio Spurs 118-105. Morant left for 52 points on 73.3 FG%.
9. Nike Kobe 11 ‘3D’
On March 18, Morant released a pair of shoes released in 2016 – the Nike Kobe 11 ‘3D’. The Grizzlies lost 120-105 to the Atlanta Hawks, but Morant still provided 29 points. It was a tough loss, but the Grizzlies have won 8 straight games.
8. Nike KD 4 ‘Easter’
Morant is not afraid to wear older models. The All-NBA point guard frequently wore the Nike KD 4, originally released in 2011. On February 5, Morant led the Grizzlies 135-115 against the Orlando Magic with 33 points.
7. Nike KD 4 ‘N7’
Morant switched to the Nike KD 4 ‘N7’ during the second half of a 132-107 win over the Detroit Pistons on February 10. He started slow with 7 points in the first half and finished with 23 points after changing shoes. The “N7” colorway is part of the Nike N7 collection, which was created to connect Native American and Indigenous youth to games, sports and physical activity programs.
6. Nike KD 4 “All-Star Galaxy”
On February 26, Morant released the “All-Star Galaxy” colorway of the Nike KD 4. Morant powered the Grizzlies to a 116-110 win over the Chicago Bulls with 46 points in just 36 minutes of play.
5. Nike Kobe 6 Protro ‘Memphis PE’
The Grizzlies beat Spurs 118-105 on New Year’s Eve. Morant had 38 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished out 8 assists in a pair of Nike Kobe 6 PEs. It was the team’s 4th straight win en route to an 11-game winning streak.
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4. Nike Kyrie Low 4 ‘1 world 1 people’
In the second game of the season, Morant paid tribute to one of his contemporary point guards. He went with the Nike Kyrie Low 4 ‘1 World 1 People’. The Grizzlies beat the Los Angeles Clippers 120-114 and Morant scored 28 points.
3. Nike Kobe 6 Protro ‘Kay Yow thinks pink’
When Nike athletes wear pink/white colourways, it’s for a good cause. The shoes dubbed “Kay Yow” pay tribute to Kay Yow, the North Carolina State women’s basketball coach, for breast cancer awareness. The tradition started in 2007 and continues today.
On December 2, the Grizzlies destroyed the Oklahoma City Thunder 152-79 without Morant. However, Morant practiced before the match in the Nike Kobe 6 ‘Kay Yow Think Pink’ colorway.
2. Nike Kobe 6 Protro ‘Memphis Blue PE’
The “Memphis Blue PE” is another colorway of the Nike Kobe 6 Protro that Morant has laced up more than once. On December 20, Morant scored 16 points in a 102-99 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. A few weeks later, on January 9, the Grizzlies defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 127-119, and Morant scored 16 points and dished out 7 assists.
1. Nike KD 4 ‘Score Title’
It’s only fitting that Morant wears a blue/yellow colorway of the Nike KD 4 against the Golden State Warriors. The “Scoring Title” colorway was released in July 2012 following Durant’s third consecutive season leading the NBA in points per game.
On October 28, the Grizzlies defeated the Warriors 104-101 in overtime. After scoring just 7 points in the first half, Morant switched shoes and finished with 30 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists.
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