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.
An Air Jordan 7 “Bucks” paying tribute to Ray Allen’s early career was among some of last month’s final Air Jordan releases 2019. Nike’s “Art Of A Champion” collection from last year included an Air Jordan 28 colorway that was dubbed “Locked and Loaded.” This particular colorway drew inspiration from and was a nod to the historic three-point field goal that Ray Allen scored during the 2013 NBA Finals, which tied the game and enabled the Miami Heat to eventually win. Following his NBA draft, Ray Allen had been traded to the Milwaukee Bucks and the Air Jordan 7 featured here is inspired by that period of his career.