Paul Pierce in the Nike Air Signature Player

Today in Performance Sneaker History: Paul Pierce Has 40 in Back to Back Games in Nike Air Signature Player

Paul Pierce has had one of the most impressive careers in the NBA. The fifteen-year veteran is an NBA Champion and Finals MVP, as well as a ten time NBA All-Star. Averaging 21.9 points per game through his career, he’s been one of the biggest contributors to Boston’s success over the last decade plus.

On March 15, 2001, Pierce was wrapping up a scoring streak that has yet to be matched by anyone on the Boston Celtics roster. Two nights before the 15th, he dropped 42 points on the Lakers, then another 42 on the Phoenix Suns on the 15th. In the twelve years since then, no Celtics player has scored 40 points in back-to-back games. Pierce would finish the season with a 26.1 PPG average, making it the second highest of his career.

During this period, Paul Pierce was wearing the Nike Air Signature Player. The unique model has fallen off the radar over the years, but it’s safe to say that Foamposite fans would welcome a retro with open airs. The Foam-based upper was cushioned with visible Max Air in the heel and an encapsulated unit in the forefoot. The model originally retailed for $130, providing a lower price option for those looking to try out Foamposite tech.

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