DeMar DeRozan reveals his favourite sneakers and collections

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DeMar DeRozan is one of the best shooting guards in the NBA right now. The Compton native is in his sixth year at Toronto Raptors and has built a brilliant understanding with Kyle Lowry. 

The duo were both All-Stars in 2016 as the annual weekend arrived in their franchise city, and have been the driving force behind the Raptors' chase of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference. 

He is currently averaging a career-high 23.5 points per game to go along with his four assists and 4.3 rebounds per 36.1 minutes of action.

DeRozan is also considered one of the best in another aspect of the NBA. Sneakerheads throughout the world look to the 26-year-old every night to see what he will be wearing next.

But what is the number 10 looking for when he chooses the footwear to don on the hardwood? 

He said: " Just being different. These days everyone is so into kicks and I just try to let my shoes stand out whenever I play in them just for the world to see. 

"Kids love shoes, everybody loves shoes. It stands out when you play."

And DeRozan sure does stand out. Of all the sneakers the former USC man has worn, what are his favourites?

"I’d say any selection of the Kobe. That’s always been my favourite and most comfortable basketball shoe to play in."

While DeRozan boasts one of the best collections in the modern game, GiveMeSport asked the two-time All-Star which other NBA players have the best collections. Here are his choices.

P.J. Tucker

The defending champion of Nice Kicks' 'Kicks on Court'. Phoenix Suns swingman P.J. Tucker dazzled sneaker heads with his impressive array of footwear throughout last season.

And Tucker's array of trainers obviously impressed DeRozan as the Raptor named the 30-year-old as his player with the best sneaker collection in the league.

The Phoenix Suns forward, who is averaging 6.6 points and 5.4 rebounds in 27.8 minutes this season, became the first player since Nate Robinson in 2013 to wear a pair of Kanye West's Yeezy 2s on hardcourt.

He rocked a pair of platinum 2s in the Suns 118-104 win over the Clippers and became the first ever player to wear a pair of Yeezy 1s. He also strapped up the 'Red October' 2s, for charity, in December.

Tucker has continued to show his range of sneakers this season and is the one of the first ports of call for sneakerheads in the NBA.

Nick Young

Swaggy P. The prophet of swag. A trainer list would not be complete without the LA Lakers shooting guard.

Nick Young is always wearing different trainers on the court and is a pioneer in the world of NBA and fashion. 

Young sent the world of basketball fashion into a frenzy during their December loss to the Houston Rockets. The 126-97 defeat was a night to forget for Lakers fans, but it will forever be recalled as the night Nick went full Swaggy P. 

The 30-year-old rocked a pair of Kanye West's Adidas Yeezy Boost 750s on the hardwood - a first in the NBA. Young recorded 13 points off 8-17 field goal attempts. 

Swaggy also pointed to the Yeezys as the inspiration behind his first ever dish to Kobe Bryant after three years at the Staples Centre.

Monta Ellis

DeRozan's final selection was Indiana Pacers guard, Monta Ellis. The 2007 Most Improved Player has been a long-time collector of trainers and often wore retro Air Jordans before signing a deal with the Nike brand in 2014.

The 30-year-old has been going about his business this season, averaging 14.2 points and 4.7 assists per 34.3 minutes a game. 

Never one to wear the same trainers twice, Ellis has made a splash in the sneaker world this season.

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