Rockets’ PJ Tucker reveals he once spent $30,000 on a pair of shoes
Houston Rockets forward P.J. Tucker told ESPN that he once spent $30,000 on a pair of shoes. Tucker went on Kevin Durant’s show “Sneakers.” He talked about why he never had his signature show but enjoys others, sometimes a little too much.
What’s the most you have spent on a pair of shoes?
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) February 11, 2019
As an adult, I’ve never wanted my own shoe. When I was a kid, I used to be in class–I know this is bad, so don’t [laughs]–I used to sit there and draw shoes. I’m talking, like, second-third grade. I would sit there and draw shoes, and I’d show my mom and my mom used to keep them. I used to sign. I’d work on my signature and I would sign it and be like, ‘Yo, ma, this going to be my first one. This the second one.’ I used to do it all the time. It was my thing. Just drawing shoes. So, over the years, it’s like I never really wanted my shoes. I always wanted to do different stuff with shoes that are designed and be able to wear a lot of stuff. I like to wear a lot of shoes. I don’t like to wear one pair.
Tucker this season has averaged 35.3 minutes, 7.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game while shooting 39.3 percent from the field and 36.1 percent from beyond the arc. He’s second on the team in minutes per game. Without many other capable defenders, Tucker is the team’s go-to in locking down elite wing players.
The Rockets are now 32-23 on the season and sit in the 5th seed of the NBA’s Western Conference. They will face off next against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center.