Over the weekend, Nike put a futuristic spin on its sneaker unveilings by using NBA 2K16 and Twitch to help introduce Kyrie Irving's latest signature shoe, the Kyrie 2. Now, thanks to Kicks on Fire's recap of the event, we're learning that Irving got into some hot water with the Swoosh over last year's model.
According to Irving, the NBA hit him with a fine for wearing his debut "Deceptive Red" colorway of the Kyrie 1 during a game against the Golden State Warriors. Irving shrugged it off, but Nike wasn't pleased to say the least.
"I actually got fined from the league because it wasn't our team colors. I was pretty about it, Nike wasn't happy about it (laughs), but I was happy because that means they stood out completely," Irving said.
Now, the "Inferno" colorway of the Kyrie 2 will serve as something of a follow up to the costly kicks. "They come from my favorite color red and when I catch fire during a game. Kinda get hot a little bit, so it's a welcome to the inferno and there's nothing you can do about it except watch me heat me up," Irving said.
Hopefully Irving won't make the same mistake this time around. Look out for the Nike Kyrie 2 to officially release tomorrow from Nikestore online and select Nike Basketball retailers for $125, and check out the full Twitch recap over at Kicks on Fire now.