The rivalry between the Lakers and Celtics may be the fiercest in the NBA, so the fact that Ben Affleck show up with a couple of sneakers green —accompanied by his son Samuel Garner Affleck— in the field of those in purple and gold was a total daring.
The Californian actor moved to Massachusetts when he was three years old, and has been a loyal fan of the Boston team ever since, despite his obvious ties to the Los Angeles Lakers. In fact, he’s often seen on the court and, as he demonstrated yesterday, he’s not afraid to show his loyalty to the Celtics. Also, we all know that Ben Affleck he loves his tennis Nike.
Passion is worn in sneakers
So instead of putting on a sweatshirt or T-shirt oversized with the Celtics logo, Ben Affleck decided to show off sneakers. the actor of Deep Water maintained a low-key approach in the rest of the look in a beige knitted cardigan, a white T-shirt and jeans. But the interesting touch was below. The sneakers in question are the limited edition Nike Dunk Low SB ‘St Patrick’s Day’originally released this year to celebrate the mythical March 17.
The shoes are finished in soft suede and come in a vibrant green colourway, leaving no doubt as to which patron saint they honor. A reflective gold Swoosh might be a little presumptuous in the context of today’s Celtics (they last won a championship in 2008), but it certainly hints at their aspirations.
However, the embroidered white cloverleaf on the heel of the Nike Dunk Low SB ‘St Patrick’s Day’ seems to work this season. Trailing by 13 points with 3 minutes left, the Celtics miraculously came back to win the game in overtime, making Ben Affleck dressed in green. Good luck charm and extravagant style statement? Everything worked.
Article originally published in GQ UK.