Your Favorite Player Hasn't Played in Ages
A big part of the fun when it comes to signature shoes is buying the same pair your favorite player is wearing on-court. It lets you have a little piece of what they have - and even if it's all illusory (you're not gonna really be like Mike, stop it), it's a comfortable illusion. But what happens when your guy retires? You don't need to be wearing the same sneakers Shaq and Chuck wear on Inside the NBA. Face it, your heroes moved on to better things. Shouldn't you?