Recently, the NBA Players Union held an annual player voice awards ceremony, PJ-Tucker received a special honor, that is, “Sneaker Champ.” This award was voted by the players. Tucker’s sneaker collection has been recognized by players all over the league. (source)
Cheap Jordans have always been an important part of basketball culture. Michael Jordan is recognized as the greatest player. In addition to his dominance on the court, a large part of the factor is his contribution to the sneaker culture, from his pair of legendary games that are auctioned for sky-high prices.
Naturally, many players in the NBA have sneaker collections. But to be recognized as the “shoe king”, PJ-Tucker said that he is the second, and no one dares to recognize this first.
After Tucker came to Houston, many Rockets players have already opened their eyes. He always likes to pile up his shoes in the locker room. On a long-term road trip, he can carry around 20 pairs of cheap Jordan shoes and still open the exhibition. Sometimes the treasures he collects will really surprise his teammates.
For example, before the start of the game against the Raptors in March this year, he changed his shoes while chatting with reporters in the visiting team locker room. He chose a pair of limited-edition Air Jordan 2 Retro “Eminem” that produced only 313 pairs in 2008 and showed off in front of Paul. Paul held the details for a while, shook his head, half satisfied, and half reluctantly returned to him.
This is not the first time Tucker has done this. Earlier, he showed Paul another pair of Air Jordan 11 Retro “Jeter”, so that Paul directly went to other collectors to buy a pair, the market price of this shoe can be 50,000 US dollars. about. Tucker also said: “After a week, he wore that shoe and walked into the locker room. If he didn’t say anything, he called me to look at his feet. It was impossible to understand.”
Paul was a good friend of Tucker’s youth. They both had their seats in the Rocket locker room. Paul could always appreciate Tucker’s collections with envious and hateful eyes. Once he specialized in squatting Paul, wearing a pair of Paul Air Jordan 5 Chris Paul PEs when the Hornets played, “I really let him tangled,” Tucker said. However, Tucker also said that Paul was originally the Jordan brand spokesperson. It is better to say that this brand is more than his own. “My collection is a hundred flowers.”
Tucker not only pays attention to the expensive superstar signature shoes, but also many of his market players have had no response at the time, but the Jordan shoes sale that have become rare and memorable because of the small number are also his true love. In the 2017-18 season, he passed the Air Jordan 9 that Quentin Richardson played in the Clippers, the Air Jordan in Richard Hamilton, and the six generations of Kobe Bryant in Barcelona.
His in-depth understanding of the niche shoes, and even the shoes big Michael-Jordan himself was shocked. Before he played in the Sun, when he was playing the wasp, he specialized in wearing a pair of Jordan shoes that Jordan had never seen before – the Marion 5th generation launched in 2001. At the time, Jordan sitting on the sidelines couldn’t help but ask where he bought it. Tucker said that he was “excited and speechless.”