Throughout the history of the National Basketball Association, many apparel lines and shoe companies have represented the players on the court. It wasn’t too long ago when one brand reigned supreme, unlike today’s game that features a bidding war of sorts between the likes of Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour. During the 60s and 70s, Converse captured headlines as the premiere shoe in the NBA.
The Chuck Taylors were worn by stars like Julius Erving, Bill Russell, and Los Angeles Lakers legend Wilt Chamberlain, labeling themselves the superior footwear for the ABA and NBA. Chamberlain even donned