The Triggerman lets his Js hang low
Paul Lintag on Apr 14, 2017 11:25 AM
Even if you happen to be a former PBA Most Valuable Player and the best shooter the Philippines has ever seen, you can't help but put the GOAT's kicks on your feet. (The Score on Twitter, @TheScorePH)
Yeah Boost is Life and everything nowadays but don't let the bouncy white foam distract you from the fact that Jordan, more specifically Jordan Brand, is still the king when it comes to sneakers.
No matter who you are, the allure of Jordan breaks through barriers like no other.
Young and old, normal people, hypebeasts, celebrities, and pro athletes. All of us are practically under the rule of His Airness.
Even if you happen to be a former PBA Most Valuable Player and the best shooter the Philippines has ever seen, you can't help but put the GOAT's kicks on your feet.
"I used to collect [Jordan] 4s," basketball legend Allan Caidic told ABS-CBN Sports about his sneaker collection.
True enough, he was wearing the Jordan 4 Green Glows.
"Ang dami nito but medyo nagsawa ako, dinispose ko yung iba nag-tira lang ako ng ilan," he added.
Before he downsized on his collection, Caidic, who is ranked second for most all-time three-point field goals made in PBA history, was just like the rest of us.
Just because he is a PBA legend, it doesn't mean the Triggerman is exempted from hunting down his own kicks.
"Ano lang, sa Instagram patingin-tingin. May mga friends ako na naco-collect hanggang sa na-engganyo," Caidic said.
"Pero ngayon, medyo hindi na ganun ka-fanatic. Pero pag may nakita pa rin akong gusto kong model, kinukuha ko," he added.
Playing out his pro career in the PBA at the height of Michael Jordan's super powers in the NBA, you'd think the Triggerman grasped onto the Jordan bandwagon pretty quickly.
Signed with Converse, Caidic went through almost the brand's entire catalogue before switching to Jumpman.
"Kasi nung naglalaro ako, endorser ako ng Converse. Nagamit ko lang ang Jordan nung mag-expire contract ko with Converse," he said.
"Lahat ng klase, simula yung ginamit ni Dr. J hanggang sa ginamit ni Grandmama Larry Johnson [Aero Jams]. Weapons [Magic Johnson and Larry Bird's signatures], Cons, lahat yun, Caidic added.
Once he made the switch though, Caidic went straight to the heat.
"That time Jordan 8, yung Bugs Bunny. Jordan 8 tsaka Jordan 9 ang nagamit ko," he said on the models he got to wear while still actively playing.
Long retired from basketball. Caidic is still playing, although more on the casual side theses days.
However, the Triggerman makes sure he has Js on his feet.
Not just any Js though, Caidic likes to keep the heat way up there.
"Ngayon, since I normally use low cut, yung 11 low ang kino-collect ko, medyo naka-focus ako diyan," he said. "Yung mga rare na Jordan meron din, iba-iba. Pag sa tingin kong okay, kumukuha ako."
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