Last night, the St. Patrick’s Day shoes were out in full force. Green-clad feet took the court all around the league, showing that even the most meager of holidays is a perfect time for some colorful kicks. And while all the shoes looked nice, one player found that his new shoes were the key to his success.
His name is Toney Douglas, and he loves his bright green kicks. From the AP:
The Knicks wore green uniforms for St. Patrick’s Day, but Douglas’ sneakers were the wrong shade of green—sort of like the Hulk. Everything else was nearly perfect, and his ninth 3-pointer, with 17 seconds left, gave the team a record total and allowed him to match Latrell Sprewell and John Starks on the individual game list.
“I love that color. I had two days of practice in them and everybody was like, ‘Wow, those are really loud shoes,”’ Douglas said. “They’re special shoes now.”
Oh, that’s nice. Special shoes are the best, like when your mom buys you a pair of saddle shoes to go with your Easter knickers. Not that I’d know anything about that. No idea what you’re talking about.
Even better, as the story mentions, Douglas’ adidas adiPURE were the wrong color. His shoes were an almost “Secret of the Ooze” green, rather than the dark kelly that the rest of the Knicks — and basically anyone that has ever celebrated St. Patrick’s Day — were wearing. It’s like he saw everyone else’s green shoes and said, “That’s not green. This is green.”
Unfortunately for Douglas, St. Patty’s Day is over, which means the green shoes go back in the closet. If he starts shooting poorly — an after a 9-12 night from three, pretty much anything is a downgrade — expect the Knicks to petition the league to let them wear their green jerseys more often. After all, there are several patron saints of Ireland. Why should Patrick get all the glory?