"It's gotta be the shoes".
That phrase was coined by everybody's favorite diminutive Brooklynite shoe pitchman, Mars Blackmon (played by Spike Lee), in his famous Air Jordan commercials of the late-1980's.
Any kid who loved and played basketball during the '80s and '90s, such as myself, knows this statement couldn't be more on the money. Almost as important as how you played, was what you wore on the court.
Sure they were too expensive and didn't help your game one bit, but there were very few pleasures as simple as hitting a J in your opponent's face while rocking the signature kicks of your favorite NBA player.
So with that in mind, what are the hottest basketball kicks ever?
In the words of my man Mars, "Do you know, do you know, do you know?"