PJ Tucker is such a Shoe-Ru that even Carmelo Anthony – a player who endorses Jordan Brand – is in awe at his ability to acquire those kicks.
A ton of NBA players are well-known sneaker aficionados. The likes of Ray Allen and Kobe Bryant were reputed to have warehouses full of collected sneakers. Hell, Chris Paul says that he never wears the same shoes twice!
But if we’re talking about those who packs the most heat in NBA games, PJ Tucker is probably the first name to come to mind. The 6’5″ forward is a 15-year veteran in the league currently playing for the Milwaukee Bucks.
Tucker’s affinity for sneakers came to mainstream attention during his spell with the Houston Rockets. This was the first time that he was a valuable piece on a contender, so there were more eyeballs than ever. This brilliant commercial shows just how knowledgeable our guy is.
— Def Pen Kicks (@DefPenKicks) January 10, 2019
Carmelo Anthony amazed to spot PJ Tucker in his exclusive Air Jordan 5 PE shoes
Tucker’s obsession with collecting the best-looking sneakers, but some stuff is a lot harder to obtain. Player Edition shoes are typically limited to very few physical copies in a limited size range.
Now, PJ Tucker is no stranger to all of these difficulties, long-time aficionado that he is. PJ often reaches out to other collectors for their shoes if he’s interested. Tucker has some of the rarest shoes in the shoe world, including the Red October line by Kanye West for Nike.
His propensity to get this stuff has stunned even Carmelo Anthony, who reposted a tweet from Nice Kicks yesterday. PJ Tucker was spotted in Air Jordan 5 PE shoes made exclusively for Melo’s NASL team.
Bro how…😂 https://t.co/J9zl9dfOHu
— Carmelo Anthony (@carmeloanthony) April 28, 2021
The fact that Tucker astonishes even his fellow NBA players, who have exclusive access to some kicks, should outline his sneakerhead credentials well enough. PJ truly is the one and only Shoe-Ru! We hope he keeps packing heat like this.