While he’s not the first name to lace up a pair of limited edition sneakers during an official NBA game, yesterday Bucks point guard Gary Payton II was spotted wearing the recently released KAWS x Jordan IV against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The $350 sneakers dropped last Saturday, March 31, and are going on the resell market for thousands. Nick “Swaggy P” Young has claimed this move as a bit of a signature in recent years, when he donned a pair of YEEZY 750s during a Los Angeles Lakers match against the Houston Rockets. Young also famously blew out the sole on a pair of 2001 “Cool Grey” 11s in 2014, much to the dismay of Jordan heads.

Below, you can see 24-year-old Payton wearing the KAWS x Jordan IV as he serves up a nice assist to teammate Spencer Hawes

The Jordan IV was originally released in 1989 as a performance shoe, and part of Michael Jordan’s performance footwear range, but given the luxe tweaks on the new KAWS edition like a fully suede midsole and cage, it’s highly doubtful this edition is engineered for the court. Nonetheless, we applaud Payton for the bold move.

Gary Payton II out here hoopin' in the KAWS x Jordan IV's!! #OwnTheFuture

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