The first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs has already kicked off on April 14th, 2018. Teaming up with Converse and Jordan Brand, Nike decided to celebrate the playoffs with a very special collection that is inspired by the number 16. Continue reading These Are The Four Converse Releases From Nike’s “Art Of A Champion” Collection
Continuing from where the previous post left off.
Nike Kobe 1 Protro “Final Seconds”
It is inspired by the devastating and dominating performance of Kobe Bryant on April 30st, 2006 during Game 4 of the NBA Playoffs. The nickname of this iteration is a nod to that final shot that Kobe made during the last few seconds, despite the fact that there were two defenders blocking his path and the buzzer was about to ring.
Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 1 “25 Straight”
It is inspired by LeBron James’ effort on May 31st, 2007 during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, which ensured that the Cleveland Cavaliers actually made it to the NBA Finals. LeBron was not as well-known as he is today, yet rocking the LeBron Soldier 1, he scored all 29 out of the 30 points that the Cavaliers had by the end of that game. 25 of those were straight points.
Nike Zoom KD IV “Battle Tested”
It is inspired by the first NBA Finals game that Kevin Durant was a part of, which took place on June 6th, 2012, back when he was a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder. More specifically, it draws inspiration from Game 6 of the NBA Finals, in which Kevin scored 34 points, along with 14 rebounds, ensuring victory for the Thunder.
Nike Air Force 270 “Gold Standard”
This iteration is not actually inspired by any previous historic NBA Finals moment; rather it is homage to all previous NBA champions and to the team that will win end up winning the championship this year. It draws inspiration from the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy.
The Nike releases 2018 from the “Art Of A Champion” Collection are going to hit the shelves on separate dates as well, namely:
The Nike Air Force 1 High Retro “Rude Awakening” will make its retail debut on April 26th, 2018
The Nike Air Force 1 Low Retro “Fo’ Fi’ Fo’” will make its retail debut on May 19th, 2018
The Nike Air Maestro II “Trifecta” will make its retail debut on May 10th, 2018
The Nike Kobe 1 Protro “Final Seconds” will make its retail debut on April 14th, 2018
The Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 1 “25 Straight” will make its retail debut on May 31st, 2018
The Nike Zoom KD IV “Battle Tested” will make its retail debut on June 7th, 2018
The Nike Air Force 270 “Gold Standard” will make its retail debut in June 2018
Keep checking back to SneakerExclusive for updates on the release date of the Nike Air Force 270 “Gold Standard.”
Nike “Art Of A Champion” Collection
If you have read either of the other two posts by now, you are likely aware that Converse, Jordan Brand and Nike have collaborated for an “Art Of A Champion” Collection. Continue reading These Are Nike Releases From The “Art Of A Champion” Collection [Part 1]
16 is the number of Playoff victories it takes for an NBA player to lead their team towards potentially winning the Championship. Converse, Jordan Brand and Nike have teamed up to commemorate sixteen historic NBA Playoff milestones from the past by whipping up an “Art Of A Champion” Collection. Out of those sixteen sneakers, four happen to be Air Jordan models. Continue reading Nike’s “Art Of A Champion” Collection Will Include Four Air Jordan Releases Too