Despite switching up his kicks from Kobe's to Jordan's, the man once billed as the French Air Jordan Mickael Pietrus and his magical crew could not defeat the evil villain known as the LA Lakers in Game 1 of the 2009 NBA Finals.
It got me thinking. The last team to beat Michael Jordan in the NBA Playoffs was the Orlando Magic led by the dynamic duo of Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway and Lil' Penny powered by Chris Rock. (Well I guess it was a trio with Shaq, but I digress.)
Maybe it's time for MP2 to take it back to the mid-90's and roll with a fresh pair of Nike Air Penny's for Game 2 to beat the wannabe-Jordan Kobe Bryant and his version of the Lake Show. Jump like Penny on the cover of Slam magazine for a look at the golden Nike Air Penny sneaker line and Lil' Penny video spots.
About the shoes...
Nike Air Penny I
Easily one of the greatest basketball kicks ever designed.
Nike Air Penny II
90's funky fresh!
Nike Air Penny III
Even Timmy's amazed how high these kicks make you jump!
Nike Air Penny IV
Maybe the dullest installment in this line, but still a decent shoe.
Nike Air Foamposite One
Maybe they look bizzarre, but you can't knock the Innovation.
Nike Air Penny 1/2 Cent (2009)
The Dub Zero of Penny's is definitely creative.
The 1/2 Penny's get some major bonus points for the Lil' Penny logo and hologram.
Speaking of Lil' Penny, you didn't think I was going to leave you hanging, did you? Just hit PLAY. (Memo to Nike: This is how to market LeBron.)
Lil' Penny went to high school with KG? Who'da thought?
"You can't guard me. The secret service couldn't guard me!"
Very similar to the parties I throw:
Who can forget big Gheorghe?
Can you imagine if Lil' Penny was your coach?
"You should run! You can win!"
My personal favorite:
Lil' Penny + NBC intro = FANtastic
The design and marketing that went into the Nike Air Penny line was pure genius.