#12: Nike Air Assault


Player: Danny Manning
Year: 1988
Complex Says: Back in college, before the knee issues, Danny Manning was a beast. In 1988 the Jayhawks had a less than impressive record, but “Danny and the Miracles” grabbed a national title behind Manning’s 31 points, 18 rebounds, 5 steals and 2 blocked shots stat line. The big guy went hard in the paint while wearing the Nike Air Assaults, which were a staple in the game in the late ‘80s.