College basketball has quite a storied history and throughout it, one particular program that has stood out among the best is undoubtedly the UCLA Bruins. The fact that they were dominant throughout the 1960s and 1970s is well known. Compared to other collegiate basketball programs, they are the only ones to have 11 national titles. Back in 2008 though, the Bruins roster would not have been complete or the same had Russell Westbrook not been a part of it. Today, he is a Jordan Brand athlete and a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder, but this latest colorway of his Why Not Zer0.1 Low is a tribute to his alma mater.
Russell Westbrook & The 2008 UCLA Bruins
The 2008 UCLA Bruins roster was arguably the most talented. They even made it to the Final Four in the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament that year. Even though they were not able to win the national championship as a result of a defeat against the Memphis Tigers, the remarkable impact they continue making on today’s basketball world cannot be ignored or overlooked. As a member of the 2008 roster, Russell Westbrook was awarded the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year award that year, which is a testament to how much of a valuable asset he was to the Bruins.
The Jordan Why Not Zer0.1 Low “UCLA Bruins”
While this colorway of the Jordan Why Not Zer0.1 does not actually have a nickname, its source of inspiration is quite obvious. Most of this iteration is actually plain White, but the “Jumpman” and “RW” branding that it features are UCLA’s Blue and Gold team colors. The same Blue also appears over the inner lining, insoles and the lace eyelets. The rear halves of its outsoles are mismatched because the left one is covered in Gold and the right one in Blue. This UCLA Bruins-themed colorway will join this month’s final Air Jordan releases 2018 as it scheduled to retail at a price of $115 on July 25th.
Jordan Why Not Zer0.1 Low “UCLA”
Release Date: July 25th, 2018
AR0043-100 | $115