Are you one of the legion of Rudy Fernández fans? Are you a fan of custom sneakers? Both? If so, have I got a contest for you!
Over at Rudy's official website, Rudy5.net, everybody's favorite Mallorca native is challenging fans to send him funny videos to convince him they deserve the shoes he wore in the 2009 NBA Rookie/Sophomore game.
"They represent a great memory for me," says Rudy in the video explaining the competition, "and I think you have to earn them."
Basically, Rudy wants you to send in funny videos of yourself declaring why you should be the proud owner of one of his Rookie game kicks, something along the lines of the "Vota Por Rudy" video that catapulted him into the dunk contest. Judging by what I've seen from some YouTube videos out there, the competition will be stiff.
As far as collectors items go, these are one-of-a-kind. And who knows, maybe one day you'll be able to make your own personal Rudy clone using the DNA from his foot sweat. As you can see from the picture, Rudy wore purple and orange Nike Hyperdunks, size 13. Maybe he'll throw in a pair of those fabulous orange socks is your video is really good.
Rudy swears he'll be reviewing the videos himself, so it might also be a good chance to profess your love to Mr. Fernández, in the case that's something you're interested in doing.