Houston Rockets’ P.J. Tucker: “I bought a crib just to store my shoes”

Houston Rockets P.J. Tucker (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Houston Rockets P.J. Tucker (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

In a recent Instagram Live chat with former NBA player Nate Robinson, Houston Rockets forward P.J. Tucker discussed how he houses his shoe collection.

Like his shoe collection, the legend of P.J. Tucker grows more and more each day. On Saturday, the Houston Rockets forward spoke about the lengths he goes to when it comes to storing his growing collection on Instagram.

One of the upsides of NBA players suddenly having so much time off is how much they’re interacting with fans and each other on social media. In an Instagram live episode of Sneak Peek Live, Tucker joined former NBA Slam Dunk champion Nate Robinson to discuss his shoe collection and give a taste of what he has in store for the future.

“I bought a crib just to store my shoes,” said Tucker. “It’s a full house, and it’s just shoes.” While a full house should probably be enough room for even the most extensive collection of shoes, P.J. didn’t stop there.

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“I still got a storage, ’cause I have so many doubles and triples of shoes. I had to take all that stuff and just put it up,” continued Tucker. A longtime Rockets fan captured the full clip on Twitter:


We all know the 34-year-old as the Sneaker King, but the fact that he has a separate house in addition to extra storage for his sneakers begs the question: Just how many shoes does P.J. own?!

We’ve examined Tucker’s love of sneakers before, including when we wondered if he would ever have his own signature shoe. As it turns out, P.J recently explained how his love for having a wide variety of choices makes him not want to be locked into one company.

Given his knowledge of kicks, the fact that P.J. announced a plan to open up a sneaker store in Houston later this year came as no surprise. “We’re looking to do the grand opening in October,” Tucker revealed to Nice Kicks on Saturday.

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While we await news of whether or not the NBA will resume this season, it’s nice to have something else to look forward to this fall. Maybe a full store will be enough room for Tucker’s shoe needs? But probably not.