June 11, 2023

Heat Check: Kicks of Kai Sotto, Scottie Thompson, and Kiki Rice

Heat Check: Kicks of Kai Sotto, Scottie Thompson, and Kiki Rice
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Kai Sotto and Scottie Thompson have been turning in solid performances for their respective teams as of late.

Sotto has been making the most of his playing minutes with the Hiroshima Dragonflies in the Japan B.League, averaging 12.4 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks.

Meanwhile, Thompson helped Barangay Ginebra San Miguel seal the first seat in the PBA Governors’ Cup finals.

The two are just as fire in the shoe game with these dope kicks.

Kai Sotto

Point guard shoes for a big man? The 7-foot-3 Sotto can rock that.

The Hiroshima Asian import is flaunting Puma’s LaMelo Ball MB .02 in this Instagram story on Wednesday.

Fire or nah? Nonetheless, the Filipino wunderkind has been turning heads in Japan, which could go a long way in his quest to become the first homegrown Filipino in the NBA.

Scottie Thompson

On Wednesday, Scottie Thompson finished with 17 points and 11 assists in an 87-85 win against the San Miguel Beermen to book a ticket to the PBA Governors’ Cup finals.

Before that, the Ginebra star tallied a triple-double of 21 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists in a 121-103 win over the same team, which missed the services of injured star June Mar Fajardo.

Wondering why the reigning MVP has played well in the last two games?

It must be this new pair from his signature line from World Balance, which Thompson dubbed “ST1 Easter Sunday.”

Kiki Rice

Meet Air Jordan 38.

Kiki Rice, a UCLA Bruins freshman, gave this new Js a spin as her team made its first Sweet 16 appearance in five years in the NCAA women’s basketball.

The brand’s first NIL-signee, though, fell to the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Jason Williams

He retired from the NBA more than a decade ago.

But White Chocolate’s shoe game is still strong as he paraded this Lebron XX during his visit in the Philippines.