Thornton says: "During middle school and high school I played for the best AAU program, DC Assault, and we were sponsored by adidas. We had a lot of kicks; TMacs, Chauncey Billups and KGs, but my favorite shoe to hoop in was the Crazy 8. We had a dope colorway that will probably never come out. They were white with blue stripes and gum bottoms. Those were my favorite kicks I got over those six years."