These PBA players know how to show off their opening day kicks

Jan 15, 2019

The new PBA season kicked off last Sunday at the Philippine Arena with a battle between Barangay Ginebra and TNT KaTropa.

Although the competitiveness and the atmosphere didn’t disappoint, we were slightly more focused on what basketball sneakers our favorite PBA players were wearing for the Philippine Cup opener. Of course, that didn’t disappoint, too.

Greg Slaughter - PG2

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The Gin Kings’ Fil-Am powerhouse on the post, Greg Slaughter, donned some sleek shooting guard kicks with the PG2. In case you didn’t know, PG stands for Paul George.

Kevin Ferrer - Marquee Boost

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These sweet new kicks from adidas are one of the latest from their late 2018 lineup of hoops shoes. Ginebra’s Kevin Ferrer makes it work effortlessly on the court.

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Jericho Cruz - SpongeBob Dame 4

Now, these are quite interesting. TNT’s Jericho Cruz decided to pay tribute to a childhood-favorite cartoon in SpongeBob Squarepants. They would’ve looked better if they weren’t a tad faded and worn out.

Michael Miranda - Air Jordan X

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Going old school, TNT’s Michael Miranda rocked the classic 1994 Air Jordan X. You can’t go wrong with retro.

Scottie Thompson - Customized Kyrie 4 Low

We all know Scottie Thompson’s history with customizing existing signature shoes to make it feel more, er, Scottie. But despite being compared to Russell Westbrook during his standout career, he decided to kick it with another point guard in Kyrie Irving.

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Aljon Mariano - Crazy 8 BYW “Gratitude Empathy”

The Crazy 8s are a truly unique pair, and this BYW GE version just makes it a lot wavier and more colorful. It’s, well, crazy to imagine how Aljon Mariano even decided to rock these sneaks, but we can’t argue with his boldness.

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