R.L. Stine got a pair of Kawhi Leonard's "Goosebumps" themed sneakers

R.L. Stine is going spooky mode for the NBA playoffs.

The 78-year-old author and producer, who has sold hundreds of millions of books and whose "Goosebumps" series has a permanent place in the young adult section of many libraries, posted a photo of his brand new pair of "Goosebumps" inspired Kawhi Leonard New Balance sneakers. The sneakers and a similarly-themed t-shirt have been released worldwide for the NBA playoffs.


Visually, they hearken back to old-school novels from his signature series, with an orange, green and black color scheme and writing in the series' distinctive font. Though Leonard won't have a chance to debut them anytime soon -- he was inactive this season recovering from an ACL tear and his Los Angeles Clippers lost in the play-in tournament -- seeing Stine with them is, for fans of a certain age who remember being scared of "Night of the Living Dummy", probably promotion enough.

Stine has written hundreds of books, and several of his novel series have also been turned into filmed adaptations. Most recently, Disney+ has teamed with Stine for a revamped "Goosebumps" series which will focus on a serialized story rather than an anthology.
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