After saying that [he was switching out of “Kobe’s Shoes” for Mike’s], Mickael Pietrus didn’t wear Air Jordans in Game 1 of the NBA Finals after all. Instead, Pietrus opted to continue rocking the Nike Hyperdunk, the sneaker he had been rocking all year and throughout the playoffs. Pietrus did personalize his Hyperdunks, adding the phrase “AF 447″ to his Hyperdunks in tribute to the Air France Flight 447 that crashed over the Atlantic ocean taking 228 lives with it. Nicknamed “Air France” himself because of his French decent and leaping ability, Pietrus made sure to pay his respects for the world to see.
Unfortunately for Pietrus and the Magic, Kobe put cuarenta on them, the Lakers took game 1 by 25 points, and, the Staples Center crowd ate tacos.