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Kyrie’s Game 3 kicks were inspired by ‘Grease’

Kyrie does love musicals.

NBA: Playoffs-Toronto Raptors at Cleveland Cavaliers David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

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:

It’s an interesting inspiration to be sure. Check out photos of the Kyrie 3 PE below: