The NBA’s two most popular teams, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets, face off at 8 PM EST. on December 25th, Christmas Day, as the NBA’s mostly highly anticipated game on ESPN and ABC. Not only is this matchup hyped due to both teams’ championship ambitions, but this is the first game that the Los Angeles Lakers will play in the newly rebranded Crypto.com Arena, formerly known as The Staples Center – and there is no better time for the Gutter Cat Gang and fellow GCG NFT holder Malik Monk to debut the first edition of the Gutter Cat Gang’s new NFT collection “Gutter Kicks.”
During the game, Lakers’ guard Malik Monk will wear basketball shoes (Kobe V’s) hand painted and customized by Andr3wtl Customs with the Gutter Cat Gang NFTs that Malik owns. Malik and his brother Marcus Monk, who happens to be his agent from Excel Sports, are both passionate “full Gutter set holders,” which means they own all four species of the NFTs released by the Gutter Cat Gang (Gutter Cats, Rats, Dogs and Pigeons).
Malik’s shoes will showcase his favorite Gutter Cat with a Christmas theme hand-painted by the Las Vegas-based artist, Andrew Lewis. Lewis’ work is well known in the athlete community, having commissioned shoes for high-profile clients such as James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, Trae Young, Damian Lillard and more.
At tip-off, the Gutter Cat Gang and Malik Monk will begin an auction for the NFT version of the shoes. In addition to the NFT, the NFT auction winner will also receive the physical shoes and game worn jersey, both signed by Malik, which will be included as “unlockable content” on Opensea.
Further, and most importantly, all proceeds from the auction will be donated to charitable groups selected by the Monks helping families in Arkansas who were recently hit by devastating tornados where Malik and Marcus are from. We couldn’t be more excited to debut Gutter Kicks with prominent community members Malik and Marcus – all while benefiting a community in need of a hand during the holiday season.
Gutter Kicks Collection: https://opensea.io/collection/gutter-kicks
Auction Start: December 25 @ 8:00 PM EST.
Auction End: December 26 @ 8:00 PM EST.