19. Nike Air Signature Player

When: 2001

Who: Adam Ballinger

The Truth, Paul Pierce went with the Signature Players in Boston proving you can make due with the mid-level exception — price of the kicks, not his contract. The shoes had an Air Max unit in the heel and a swoopy Foamposite design (courtesy of Aaron Cooper), were priced comparitively moderately and ran lighter than other Foams, for the ultimate win-win.