jason kidd and grant hill

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While in Phoenix, Jason Kidd was teamed up with another backcourt star, Penny Hardaway, and both rocked the Nike Flightposite. One of Nike’s most iconic sneakers, the Flightposite was ahead of the game, featuring a futuristic design inspired by concept cars. This sleek design emphasized fluidity, replacing the laces with a zipper to make it look as a continuous part of your foot. The wearer and shoe were one. 

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Grant Hill was drafted 3rd by Detroit in the 1994 draft and became an instant hit in the league. He averaged 19.9 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.77 steals per game in his first season and won the Rookie of the year award along with Jason Kidd. He was also the first rookie in all major sports to get the most votes to the all star game. 

Hill signed with Fila and introduced his own signature line, the Fila Grant Hill 1. 

Who remembers those joints?

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In ‘96, Fila released the Grant Hill II, probably his most memorable and popular shoe. After being named Rookie of the Year, getting the most votes at the All Star Game, and being selected to Dream Team II, Hill’s popularity was off the charts. This made the GHII one of the most popular sneakers in the 90s, even giving the Jordan XI a run for its money. The shoe’s following even included Tupac, who wore it in one of his album inserts. 

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One of the best kicks worn by Kidd was the Nike Flight 95 in his second year. The shoe introduced carbon fiber and zoom technology and just like Kidd, it was a game changer. Though it wasn’t signature line, Kidd would eventually be the poster boy for this shoe and will forever be linked together. Nike would release a Zoom Flight 95 career pack, paying tribute to Jason Kidd’s successful NBA career.

In ‘95, J-Kidd showed his all around game and got voted to the All Star Game that year.