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Volume 26 No. 227
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Nets' Dinwiddie Honors Athletes, Entertainers With Custom Kicks

Nets G Spencer Dinwiddie is "planning to have a different set of sneakers in every game this year, paying tribute to either various people or causes," according to Tim Reynolds of the AP. On Tuesday, his shoes were an "homage" to Heat G Dwyane Wade, with the words “One Last Dance” across the tongues of the shoes as Wade plays in his final season. There were "images of palm trees, a Miami signature, as well as the No. 3 that Wade has worn." Dinwiddie's shoes are "getting auctioned off for charities that support causes that help children." Other shoes have included “Purple Rain” sneakers for a game against the T'Wolves in a "tribute to legendary singer Prince." Dinwiddie also made tributes to Colin Kaepernick (against the Warriors) and former NBAer Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, a pair for Muhammad Ali and even ones that "celebrated the accomplishments" of Basketball HOFer Cheryl Miller. Dinwiddie even "had a pair that celebrated the logos of various media outlets." Last week, when comic book legend Stan Lee died, Dinwiddie had "sneakers to honor him as well." Dinwiddie is "doing all of this in conjunction with his family’s foundation" (AP, 11/21).

Dinwiddie last week honored comic book legend Stan Lee with a pair of customized sneakers
Photo: nbae/getty images
Dinwiddie last week honored comic book legend Stan Lee with a pair of customized sneakers
Photo: nbae/getty images
Dinwiddie last week honored comic book legend Stan Lee with a pair of customized sneakers
Photo: nbae/getty images