Real recognize real: Bill Russell is a big fan of Curry’s signature shoe

Moments like this are what All-Star Weekend is all about.
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Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry is the best player in the NBA. He won his first MVP award last year, leading his franchise to its first banner in several decades. And, somehow, someway, he’s currently outdoing himself in 2016.

Curry has a long, long, long way to go before he’s considered one of the two or three best players in NBA history, but at All-Star Weekend the 27-year-old phenom ran into Boston Celtics icon Bill Russell — the greatest champion ever — for a quick meet and greet. 

What they discussed is anyone’s guess. But the most meaningful takeaway here is a simple one: Russell was wearing Curry’s signature shoes!

These are them, to be exact. 

Russell turned 82 on Feb. 12, but the 11-time champion (and five-time MVP, for those counting at home) is apparently never too old to adapt his personal style to the times. 

If Curry’s shoes can satisfy Russell, then they’re definitely good enough for anybody else looking to invest in a new pair of sneakers. The only question: Why aren’t they in Shamrock green?