NBA Playoffs 2012

NBA Playoffs 2012

It seems like the 2012 NBA season just started yesterday but 2012 playoffs have begun and the first round is off to a pretty interesting start. From the last second heroics of Kevin Durant. To the Los Angeles Clippers coming back from a 27 point deficit to be the Memphis Grizzlies. Also with Derrick Rose going down with a torn ACL and Iman Shumpert going down with the same injury. Does the absence of big names like Dwight Howard, Derrick Rose, Ray Allen, Caron Butler, and Iman Shumpert change the dynamic of those particular series? The matchups for the western and eastern conference are:

Western Conference

  • (1)San Antonio Spurs vs. (8)Utah Jazz   Series: 1-0
  • (2)Oklahoma City Thunder vs. (7) Dallas Mavericks  Series: 1-0
  • (3)Los Angeles Lakers vs. (6) Denver Nuggets  Series: 1-0
  • (4)Memphis Grizzlies vs. (5)Los Angeles Clippers  Series: 0-1

Eastern Conference

  • (1)Chicago Bulls vs. (8)Philadelphia 76ers  Series: 1-0
  • (2)Miami Heat vs. (7)New York Knicks  Series: 1-0
  • (3)Indiana Pacers vs. (6)Orlando Magic  Series: 0-1
  • (4)Boston Celtics vs. (5)Atlanta Hawks  Series: 0-1

Air Jordan XII “Playoffs”

Saturday, April 21st, marks the return of a popular Air Jordan XII color-way known as the “playoffs”. The last time this particular color-way released was in 2004, before all the “new” sneakerheads came around and only retailed for $135, WOW! That’s a big difference from the $160 price tag they have this time around but they’ll still sell out. Do you plan on getting a pair? Do you feel that the hype causes the prices to go up or the fact that the companies see how the buyers are going after the shoes and are going to sell out regardless?

To give a little background on this shoe. The first time the “playoff” color-way was seen was when Michael Jordan helped the Chicago Bulls win their 5th NBA Championship. The shoe released in 1997 and had a retail of $140.