Luka Doncic and Zion Williamson are two of the biggest names under the Jordan brand umbrella – Doncic just received his first shoe this year.
Luka Doncic had a terrific season in 2021-22, reaching the conference finals. It’s the furthest he’s come so far in his playoff career, and he’ll be looking to take the next step very soon. Jordan Brand recognized his efforts and created a new signature line just for him. The logo and the shoe, however, leave a lot to be desired.
Zion Williamson, meanwhile, has had a torrid time in the league. Junior at Doncic for a year, but has played far fewer games than him, Zion already has 2 shoes. It is the confidence that the brand places in it. Even with all that faith, his first two shoes are a failure – LD’s shoes fit much better, even though they look like the epitome of vanilla ice cream.
Something has to change at JB’s headquarters because those shoes they’re releasing aren’t. They look like they’re meant for shelves, even with a big name like Luka attached to them. NBA Twitter has mixed reactions because some are raving about it, and some are downright hating it.
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The LUKA “1”.
— Chris Henderson (@See_Hendo) June 13, 2022
Luka Doncic should be more involved in the design process – his nickname is by no means Luka Magic, but his shoes have no magic in them
Some fans think the Luka 1s are the best bet for the look. They don’t look bad and might be worth buying a pair, but they’re not that good in that they would sell out immediately.
these are better than Zions, I might buy a pair
— malc (@hunchomalc) June 13, 2022
Michael Jordan is currently invested in two players – Luka Doncic and LaMelo Ball from his team. Both are his prodigal sons and he will seek to preserve them in any way possible.
Luka is so hot right now that Jordan can wrap pots in toilet paper, dab 77 on them, and President Obama will play it for them like it’s the latest rage.
— Mavs Burner (@MavsBurner) June 13, 2022
For every yin, there is a yang. Like fans who want the shoe, there are also naysayers. Calling Luka boring is a gross oversimplification. Just because he doesn’t have flashy dunks like Ja Morant doesn’t mean he’s boring. It’s like calling a Mercedes boring because it doesn’t pull your hair out every time you drive it.
— Ransom (@andraeransom) June 13, 2022
Boring design and lmao logo. A bit like Luka 😂
—Adam (@Adamkendama1) June 13, 2022
Luka Doncic 1s, yes or no you decide.
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