DM Kicks: Ranking the Best PBA Sneakers from Week 5

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The 2021 PBA Philippine Cup just concluded Week 5 with big wins from Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters and the NorthPort Batang Pier. 

Along with the exciting games, some of your favorite stars brought out the heat with some pairs too. 

Once again, Dribble Media is here to serve the best sneakers from Week 5. 

5. Zoom Kobe 5 Protro “Big Stage” (Aljun Melecio, Phoenix Super LPG)

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The 2021 Draft 19th overall pick brought the big guns during the Fuel Masters’ duel against the Blackwater Bossing last Saturday. 

Melecio laced up a 2020 release of Zoom Kobe 5 Protro “Big Stage”. The silhouette did not receive a lot of hype unlike any other Kobe pairs, but it is probably one of the best colorways out there. 

The “Big Stage” is currently valued at around PhP 18,000. 

4. Zoom Kobe 6 Protro “All Star” (Matthew Wright, Phoenix Super LPG)

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The Filipino-Canadian shooter is making a strong case as the PBA’s Sneaker King with his second straight appearance in our rankings.

After donning the “Grinch” colorway last time around, Wright wore the recently released Zoom Kobe 6 Protro “All Star” against the Bossing last Saturday. 

This iteration of the Kobe 6 Protro was released in March 2021 and is one of the last Kobe pairs to be released by Nike. The “All Star” silhouette of the Kobe 6 Protro is currently valued at around Php 18,000. 

3. Air Jordan 14 “Candy Cane” (Chris Ross, San Miguel)

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When talking about the best sneakers, there is no way that Chris Ross will be left out. The 6-foot-1 guard has been known for lacing up iconic Jordan pairs for quite some time, so it is probably expected that his name will appear in our list sooner or later. 

In his first appearance, Ross already made a huge statement. The pesky guard casually brought out an iconic silhouette of the Air Jordan 14 — the “Candy Cane” against the Barangay Ginebra last Friday. 

Though he wore the 2019 release, the history of the “Candy Cane” dates back to 1999 and turned out to be one of the OG colorways of the Jordan 14. 

The “Candy Cane” may not be one of the most expensive among the Air Jordan line as it is currently valued around PhP 20,000, but it is arguably one of the best colorways the Jordan 14 has to offer. 

2. Zoom Kobe 6 “Lightbulb” (Mikey Williams, TNT)

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Despite having a silent performance against the Beermen last Wednesday, TNT’s 29-year-old rookie has been relatively phenomenal thus far. 

But along with his stellar display of performance, Williams is also making a huge statement in the PBA sneaker game. In his second straight appearance in our list, the super rookie laced up another hype Kobe pair: the Zoom Kobe 6 “Lightbulb”. 

This Lakers-inspired silhouette was introduced in May 2011 and is currently valued at around PhP 45,000. 

1. Air Jordan 14 “Last Shot” (Chris Ross, San Miguel)

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A historic pair for a very historic night. Prior to the game where he laced up the “Candy Cane”, Ross officially joined the 900-Steal club after notching 6 steals against the Tropang Giga last Wednesday. 

This historic feat for the 8-time champion happened while donning a legendary sneaker, the Air Jordan 14 “Last Shot”, named after Michael Jordan’s game-winning jumper in Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz en route to his 6th title and second three-peat while wearing this colorway of the Air Jordan 14.

Twenty years later, the Air Jordan brand reissued the legendary Jordan 14 “Last Shot”. Though the 2018 release did not get much hype, the history that embodies within the silhouette lives on.

The 2018 release of the Jordan 14 “Last Shot” is currently valued at around PhP18,000.

Catch our weekly PBA Best Sneakers Ranking and see if your favorite stars made the cut. 

DISCLAIMER: Sneaker’s values declared are acquired from the GOAT App.

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