It’s been an outstanding year for NBA players wearing very creative custom kicks, and we’re less than a month into the 2017-18 NBA season. First, we had Karl-Anthony Towns rock custom Jason themed HyperReacts on Halloween, and now we’ve got Montrezl Harrell debuting his own custom Nike’s with a nod to early-2000’s Nickelodeon hit series, Rocket Power.
For anyone who didn’t grow up through the late-90s slash early-2000s, Rocket Power was pretty excellent. The show featured a group of four friends, Otto Rocket, Regina ‘Reggie’ Rocket, Sam ‘Squid’ Dullard, and Maurice ‘Twister’ Rodriguez doing all sorts of cool extreme sporting events in what was basically a recreation of Santa Monica, California.
I’m dropping the theme song below, because like Rocket Power, it ruled.
Montrezl Harrell is 23-years old, meaning it makes all the sense in the world that he’d be a huge Rocket Power fan. The Miami Heat are playing the Clippers in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon, and Harrell debuted his custom Rocket Power Hyperdunks during shootaround prior to tipoff.
If the art style here looks familiar, it should. The same person who created Karl-Anthony Towns’ Jason Hyperreacts, Kickstradomis, did the work on Harrell’s Hyperdunks. He shared another photo of the custom Rocket Power sneakers on his own personal Instagram account.
The way Kickstradomis uses the Nike swoosh in his custom designs is pretty fantastic. He’s got the Rocket Power crew grinding, or riding the swoosh in Harrell’s kicks, and he’s got Jason using the swoosh as a weapon in his Halloween sneakers for Towns. If this is something we’re going to see more of this season, we can’t wait to see what Kickstradomis has cooking next.