Marcus Camby & SneakerFiles Talk Shoes

Marcus Camby & SneakerFiles Talk Shoes

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Kickin It With MC23

Hailing from Hartford, Connecticut, Los Angeles Clippers center Marcus Camby is a defensive stalwart and discerning sneaker aficionado. Camby is part of a distinguished Umass alumnus which includes a trend-setting Julius Erving and the inspiring Bill Cosby. While playing for the school, ‘MC’ amassed several coveted awards; including First Team All-American, the John R. Wooden Award, and Naismith College Player of the Year. Moving along to the NBA, Camby was the second-overall NBA Draft pick in 1996 and took home the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award in 2007.

‘MC’ has been buying sneakers ever since he saved up for a pair of OG Patrick Ewing’s sneakers back in the days…

Marcus was kind enough to take a time-out, and talk shoes with Sneaker Files.

Read on to find out about MC‘s all-time favorite sneakers.



MC remembers back in the day.. when he saved up enough scratch and copped that first pair with his own money:

“The first pair I bought with my own money were the Patrick Ewings… the orange and blue joints with the New York skyline poster.”

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As both an athlete and fan growing up in the ’90s, MC took notice to fashion trends within the game of Basketball:

“In college I wore the black ’95 Air Max Barkley; the same pair The Fab 5 rocked with those baggy shorts!”

MC‘s favorite pair of all time may surprise you:

“I have over 300 pairs of Nike Air Force 1s in about 40 different colorways, all lowtops. They’re my favorite shoes to collect. The white-on-white Air Force 1s are my favorite off-court shoes because they go with everything. You can wear them with shorts, or even jeans with a collared shirt.”

MC did not hesitate when asked about the collections of his former teammates:

“Best teammate shoe collection I’ve seen was Carmelo Anthony’s. He’s sponsored by Jordan, so he has every Jordan made. He actually has a basement full of shoes in every imaginable color!”

When asked about his all time favorite Jordan, Camby goes with an OG:

“My favorite Jordan pair has to be the Jordan V with the 3M reflector tongue. I love the white/black- red ones.”