Kyrie Irving, as he often does, wore a Kyrie 3 PE in Wednesday’s Game 2 against Raptors. This time, though, the shoe had as specific inspiration: ‘Grease’, the musical starring Joh Travolta and Olivia Newton-John released in 1978.
Here’s Nike’s official description:
This KYRIE 3 PE and its lightning graphic take inspiration from Kyrie Irving's favorite musical, also a film, and its lead character, Danny Zuko's, car. Irving's interest in theater began as a kid (while performing in school productions) and continues today
And, yep, that checks out:
Kyrie Irving's PEs for tonight were based on the movie "Grease" pic.twitter.com/Uhb4qJuQdH— Scott @ WFNY (@WFNYScott) May 4, 2017
It’s an interesting inspiration to be sure. Check out photos of the Kyrie 3 PE below: