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Mikal Bridges to sport custom Nike sneakers as Suns open season Wednesday at home

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Bridges is part of a group of players who worked with Nike to develop personal flair on their shoes for the start of the NBA regular season.

Phoenix Suns v Portland Trail Blazers Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images

For the first time ever, the NBA allowed players during the first week of the 2018-19 season to customize their footwear. The gimmick is back in 2019-20, and Mikal Bridges is among 23 Nike athletes taking part in the customization this year.

According to Sole Collector, Bridges will be wearing the KD12 shoe this week. The customization will feature yellow and purple coloration highlighting the white sneaker, as well as the initials “TR” on the tongue. The letters stand for Bridges’ mother’s name, Tyneeha Rivers.

Check out the kicks:

Image via Sole Collector courtesy of Nike

Read more about Bridges’ relationship with his mother here.

Among the other players to wear customized Nike sneakers this week will be Miles Bridges, rookies Darius Garland and Ja Morant, Villanova teammates Jalen Brunson and Donte DiVincenzo, and more.

Check out Bridges’ shoes when the Suns suit up at 7 p.m. on Wednesday against the Kings in the season-opener.