Jordan Brand’s Summer lineup of Air Jordan releases 2019 will include this Air Jordan 7 PE inspired by Ray Allen’s 1996 NBA Draft selection. The 1996 NBA Draft is regarded as the greatest one in the history of the league. The 1996 Draft features some of the talented players of NBA history. Much like the 1986 NBA Draft introduced the world to the legendary Michael Jordan; the 1996 Draft brought the iconic Ray Allen to the forefront. This year actually marks the 23rd anniversary of the 1996 NBA Draft. Jordan Brand is celebrating the occasion by releasing this Air Jordan 7 “Ray Allen” PE.
The 1996 NBA Draft took place on June 26th that year. It was the Minnesota Timberwolves who drafted Ray Allen as the fifth pick that year, but soon after, they him along with Andrew Lang to the Milwaukee Bucks. It was not until November 1st that year that Ray played in his first game against the Philadelphia 76ers and ever since, he has proven to be one of the most consistent players in the NBA. From his very first game, he knew what he was doing. In addition to being a recent hall of famer, he is a one-time NBA Champion and a nine-time All-Star.
Although, technically it was the Minnesota Timberwolves that drafted Ray Allen, he began his professional basketball career in the NBA with the Milwaukee Bucks. Hence, this Air Jordan 7 PE iteration nicknamed after him draws inspiration from the color scheme of his former team’s 1996 uniforms. Additionally, this iteration is also inspired by actual PE pairs that Ray laced up in around that time. Hence, the uppers of this Air Jordan 7 iteration are mostly dressed up in Black, with Dark Steel Grey- and Fierce Purple-colored accents, and Ray Allen’s signature on the insoles. This PE will be among the Air Jordan releases 2019 this summer in June.
Air Jordan 7 "Ray Allen" PE Black/Fierce Purple-Dark Steel Grey Release Date: June 1st, 2019 304775-053 | $190
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