I can't front. I hated the shoes and just purchased cuz I knew a $130 shoe would sell for upward $700-$1,000 down the road or I could use these as trade bait. The shoe is actually good and pictures does them no justice. Much better in hand.
I think it's also the player. If they have the ideas and concepts I think the design team comes with the execution. And of course, they have to get approval from General Mills (cereal pack) and Nickelodeon (spongebob pack) etc.
JB is late. They should have dropped these YEARS ago when they dropped the ray Allen 13's and few 8's. If they release the ray allen 11's (a celtics and heat pack would be bananas) ray will get the hype he deserves.