Ask anyone in the NBA and they would tell you that video games, especially the NBA games, have played a major role in their lives. Whether they enjoy the old school games like Double Dribble, NBA Jam, Run N' Gun, and Jordan vs. Bird or the cinematic simulation style of newer generation games like NBA 2K or NBA Live, NBA players love their games. This is why it comes as no surprise that an NBA Player would have a shoe that was inspired by video gaming.
The New Nike PG2, a shoe endorsed by Oklahoma City Thunder star Paul George, is a collaboration between Nike and Sony, and is inspired by the PlayStation.
According to Nike, George considers himself one of the league's biggest gamers. Because of that, he wanted a sneaker which would represent his love for Sony's console when he's out on the court.
All across the pair, you'll find several details paying homage to the PlayStation, like a tongue with a "PS" light-up logo in blue. The other tongue, meanwhile, feature George's own logo. You can turn them on or off with a button located inside the sneaker, and you'll feel a pulse when you press it that's meant to mimic vibrations from a DualShock controller.
This isn't the first gaming inspired shoe from Nike and Paul George. Last year, the PG1 was a collaboration with NBA 2K17's developer on a "2K"model, which featured a sock liner with an image render of George taken from the game -- as a symbol of his time as the title's cover athlete.
The "PlayStation" PG2 is set to hit stores on February 10th for $120, though you'll have to act fast because it is a limited edition model.