LaMarcus Aldridge

Today in NBA Sneaker History: LaMarcus Aldridge Stops Utah’s Music in the Nike Air Max Hyperize

After last night’s 116-112 win over LAC, the Portland Trail Blazers are once again back in the NBA’s top spot at 24-5. Hot on their tails are the Indiana Pacers and Oklahoma City Thunder, who are both sitting at 23-5. The standings could see a considerable shift by tomorrow night, as all three teams will be in action, and the Trail Blazers will face an especially tough challenge against the Miami Heat. Will Portland be able to keep up their amazing start? Catch Miami at Portland tomorrow at 10PM EST.

During this period in 2010, LaMarcus Aldridge was in the midst of breaking out as one of the league’s most dominant big men. In fact, on December 27, 2010, Aldridge put up some of his best numbers against the Utah Jazz, dropping 26 points and 7 rebounds as the Trail Blazers strolled to a 96-91 win. LaMarcus Aldridge would end up finishing the 2010-11 NBA season with the highest points per game average of his career at that point.

These days, you’ll catch LaMarcus Aldridge in the Nike Air Max Hyperposite. Aside from the innovative Foamposite/Hyperfuse combination used in this model, Aldridge’s sneaker preferences haven’t changed too much over the years. In 2010, he wore the Nike Air Max Hyperize, which can almost be seen as a predecessor to his current sneaker. The Air Max Hyperize blended supportive Flywire overlays with heavy duty Air Max cushioning, and Aldridge’s special PE colorway was actually designed by a teenager in Portland. Check out the full story behind LaMarcus Aldridge’s 2010 Air Max Hyperize PE here.

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