While there are many folks who claim to be sneakerheads, Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague is one NBA player who can lay claim to that title.
Recently, Teague did an interview with Slam Magazine’s Abe Schwadron and was asked about his sneaker collection that at one time was claimed to be over 4,000 different pairs:
On a nightly basis, Teague is one of the League’s top candidates to shake a helpless defender right out of his shoes. Ironic, since he’s also one of the L’s biggest sneakerheads, once claiming to own upwards of 4,000 pairs of kicks.
“I’ve got shoes everywhere. At my mother’s house, I have a room full, a garage full. At my house here in Atlanta, there are shoes everywhere, I can’t lie—downstairs, upstairs,” Teague says. “When I had my first house here in Atlanta, I know I had close to 1,500 pairs. At my mom’s house, it’s bananas, I don’t know how many I have there.”
So, the next time you claim to love sneakers, remember Jeff Teague.
Teague image courtesy of Getty Images