Long, long ago in a time so far removed from today that most people forget it even existed, the thing that made you want a pair of sneakers was how players performed in them. "MVP" wasn't a nickname for colorways, it was simply the award given to the guy in the league who made the biggest difference. (Still is, obviously, but sometimes that seems to get lost.) Most of the time, even the greatest players were wearing the same colors you could find on the shelves of your local sneaker spot. Performance was such an influence on the reason to buy a sneaker that we decided to take a look at the numbers. Here's The Sneakers 20 NBA Superstars Wore During Their Best Seasons.