The 27-year-old NBA All Star racked up a total of 27 points and seven assists during the game, but what really got everyone talking was his jaw-dropping, no-look, behind-the-head pass to teammate Jae Crowder, who made the most of the moment with a smooth 3-pointer.
With less than a minute on the clock in the fourth quarter, that move made all the difference for the Celtics, as they went on to take the night, 112 to 107.
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For the game, Thomas was sporting a pair of the Nike Kobe 11 sneakers in the black-and-white “Last Emperor” colorway. That style hit stores earlier this month and is retailing for about $200.
For Thomas, it’s got to be worth the price to wear the shoes of his favorite player. Despite the fact that he grew up in Tacoma, Wash., Thomas has said he was a big Lakers fan as a child and has loved watching Bryant since he was 7 years old.
Though Bryant is leaving the NBA at the end of this season, his signature sneaker line with Nike will live on. And this year, the athletic brand has released a score of special editions to honor the Laker star, including the “Eulogy” version that hits stores this weekend.