Giants Closer Brian Wilson Rocks Nike Air Mags In The Dugout
One of the most idiosyncratic personalities in professional sports, Brian Wilson marches to the beat of his own orchestra. The guy possesses a superhero-like persona when he emerges from the San Francisco Giants’ bullpen for one inning of intimidating work. As if his jet-black beard which recently celebrated its first birthday weren’t enough to stoke the flame of fear in opposing batsmen, his 97-mile-an-hour fastball usually does the trick. When he’s not mowing down National League batters, he’s having the time of his life getting paid millions of dollars to play America’s Pastime. Wilson was recently spotted in the dugout sporting a pair of the coveted Nike Air Mag, better known as the kicks Marty McFly sported in Back to the Future II. The Nike Air Mag, whose net proceeds benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation have caused quite the clamor in the sneaker community, and Wilson is one of the first celebrities to sport his in public. It’s rumored Wilson picked up two pairs, and while some may cringe at the sight of the classic kicks in the dugout, I for one applaud Wilson for putting the shoes to use as they were intended. Wilson joins a list of high profile personalities such as Tinie Tempah, Kid Cudi, and Kanye West who’ve all acquired at least one pair. Be on the lookout for the Nike Air Mag hitting the pavement, soundstage and, now, baseball diamond nearest you.