NBA star Paul George declared his love for PlayStation with a new $110 basketball shoe that vibrates and lights up

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  • Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George just debuted the PG 2, a new Nike basketball shoe he designed in collaboration with PlayStation.
  • The shoe features a light-up PlayStation logo, haptic feedback like a PlayStation DualShock controller, and eyelets that are the same colours as the buttons on the controller.
  • The shoe costs $US110 and goes on sale February 10.

NBA star Paul George has declared his love for PlayStation in the form of a new basketball shoe.

Called the PG 2, the limited-edition shoe was the result of a collaboration between Nike and PlayStation. George debuted the shoe during Saturday’s game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

George, a forward for the Thunder, is an avid gamer and considers himself one of one of the biggest gamers in the NBA.” Here’s how he described his love for PlayStation in a news release about the new shoe:

“I just had a knack for video games. As soon as I discovered PlayStation, I was throwing hints here and there to my dad – cutting out the clipping of a video game, cutting out the clippings of the PlayStation, leaving it on his dresser. I remember on Christmas morning, I unwrapped my gift and sure enough, it was the PS2. I’ve been a PlayStation guy ever since.”

The PG 2 has a few clever PlayStation-themed touches, like a light-up tongue that flashes George’s logo on one shoe and the PlayStation logo on the other.

A button on the inside of the sneaker turns the lights on and off, and when you press it, it will pulse like a PlayStation DualShock controller, according to Engadget.

Plus, the eyelets are the same colours as a PlayStation controller – red, pink, blue, and green – and the sock liner of the shoe features a special dynamic starry theme that anyone who buys the shoe will be able to download for their PlayStation 4.

Here’s a closer look at the shoe:

PG 2Nike
PG 2Nike

The PG 2 will cost $US110, according to Engadget, and goes on sale February 10.

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