Monday, November 15, 2010

Kicks: (Shawn Kemp's) 1996 Reebok Kamikaze II

(Reebok Kamikaze II)
It's been a couple weeks since the last Kicks post, but I think this installment is a good one. Shawn Kemp terrorized the NBA during the mid 90's by reigning down thunderous dunks on unsuspecting defenders and crashing the boards. How did Kemp manage to rule the NBA skies back in the day? It's these sweet kicks of course.

These Reebok Kamikaze II's came out just in time for the 1996 NBA season. If you remember, this was the season Kemp's Sonics made it all the way to the NBA Finals. I know the Sonics lost that Finals in six games to the Chicago Bulls, but I don't think it's a coincidence that Seattle and Kemp had their best seasons during the Kamikaze II's reign. Just look at that crazy sneaker design. With kicks like that, who couldn't get up and throw it down like that. Ok, on an 8ft rim of course.

Need more Shawn Kemp? Checkout this Rookie Cards For $10 Bucks or Less post on Kemp's RC's from several months ago.


  1. I might not be a fan of the kicks... but I'm definitely a fan of the "Reign Man". That alley oop from Payton to Kemp was absolutely amazing... should have been top 3... if not #1. Love this series!

  2. Thanks guys, love these kicks. I don't think I could rock them like the Jordans I have, but they are cool. I've not heard any news on Reebok releasing these as retros anytime soon.

  3. I'm looking for those shoes since 2000 !!! Did they bring 'em back?