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NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Mar 4, 2010 / 10:45 am

From the Rockets to the Kings: Carl Landry’s Sneaker Dilemma

When Carl Landry got traded to Sacramento, he made it clear that he didn’t want to leave Houston. But then again, just as his brother Marcus packed his bags in New York for Boston, he understands that it’s a business. But as the guys over at The Dream Shake pointed out this morning, Landry hasn’t given up on Houston just yet: He’s still wearing his old kicks.

Clearly there are rules about what color sneakers you can and cannot wear on the court, with a difference whether you’re home or away. But after you’re traded, sometimes it takes some time to get your stock replenished – especially if you’re switching from red to purple.

As you can see in the picture above, Landry’s still wearing his Peak shoes (a deal he most likely signed after playing on the same team as Yao Ming). While the Kings’ trainers colored over as much red as possible with a black marker, there’s definitely still some red showing.

What I want to also point out is what Landry has on the strap of each shoe. On one side, Landry has “F = ma” (the second law of motion proposed by Sir Isaac Newton) and on the other is the word “Future.”

In case you need to brush up on your science, F = ma lets you work out the forces at work on objects by multiplying the mass of the object by the acceleration of the object. For example, the force at work on Landry as he starts a game. If the 6-9 Landry has a mass of 248 pounds and an acceleration of… You get the picture. Stay out the way!

As for the Future, averaging a career high 37 minutes per game since arriving in Sacramento, Landry is also posting career highs in points (16.9) and rebounds (6.7). Assuming the Kings hold on to him for the future, Landry should only continue to get better.

Also, check out some closer pics of Landry’s Peak shoes.

What do you think?

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  • stefan

    nobody can feel comfortable in those shoes

  • http://www.dimemag.com Aron Phillips

    Haha. I think he MUST be the ONLY guy to have scientific equations on his kicks.

  • TIP

    Personally, i think it means “F ma future”.

  • dvs

    @3 it meant that when he got traded to the kings. haha

  • http://twitter.com/PoppiGEE POPPI GEE

    Future would have been tight on both shoes. I ain’t feeling the Science lol. Might as well have long division on the soles lol.

  • the big fundamental

    hahaha brilliant!!! but Im not feeling the shoes though

  • RC

    I have a feeling the Kings would hold on to Landry for a couple of years. I like how he plays and the heart he shows on the court. It’s a good trade for both Houston and Sacramento though. Houston gets an additional scorer for the playoff push and Sacramento gets a reliable big man that works hard and is a team player. Now Tyreke has somebody down low to drop a dime to when the defense collapses on him on the drive to the basket.

    It’s a cool concept having the formula on the kicks.

  • julian

    the kings about to be a playoof contnder come next year were most likly going to draft another center or forward an then will be set. tyreke is the next lebron but nobody knows it an thats wats funny! but yea keep yall eyes peeled

  • KnicksFan84

    Damn those look like some off the street China-town kicks….

  • http://www.b2c2u.com zetao

    Houston gets an additional scorer for the playoff push and Sacramento gets a reliable big man that works hard and is a team player

  • http://www.dimemag.com htx90

    don’t give up on us carl.!!! we want you back! carl landry forever a rocket!!

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