Does Kyrie Irving have an effective crossover dribble? Just ask Brandon Knight, or any other guard that had the unfortunate task of D-ing up the Cavs floor general over the last few years. Irving’s gonna bring his game for the NBA Playoffs that commence this Saturday, and Nike is ready for the “second season” with this great new PE of the Kyrie 2 signature shoe inspired by crossover moves, with hypnotic graphics used to give the hoops shoe a striking appeal.
Featuring a white outsole and white midsole combination (what’s up, summer?), the white mesh vamp on the forefoot is contrasted against midnight navy upper, and team orange and midnight navy strap with hypnosis-based graphics.
The “Crossover” comes in the wake of LeBron James and Kevin Durant graduating their signature lines to “Elite” levels for the postseason. The only catch: Where James’ red-based LeBron 13 Elite releases in advance of the Cavaliers’ Sunday Game 1 tip against the Detroit Pistons—and will do so in general release quantities—Irving’s playoff shoe will not release until May 14 and will do so in very limited quantities (similar to the “Double Nickel” that was released roughly a year earlier to pay homage to Irving’s 55-point night).