• adidas has partnered with the NBA’s all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to unveil their 2015 Black History Moth collection. During the Martin Luther King Jr. Day games on February 19 as well as throughout the remainder of the month, select adidas athletes will be rocking this selection of hoops sneakers atop NBA hardwoods. Each shoe in the collection and special packaging features sepia tones, inspirational quotes and details that celebrate the four most important eras of Kareem’s career.
“I was very fortunate to have African-American role models and pioneers I could identify with and learn from as I forged my career in basketball and my personal journey in life,” said Abdul-Jabbar. “Every success I’ve had is due to countless hours of hard work physically and mentally, and I’m proud to tell that story and inspire the next generation of role models as we celebrate the accomplishments of African-American leaders next month.”
Inspired by African American heritage and also detailing the four-part journey of Abdul-Jabbar’s illustrious professional career, we note the kicks boasting sepia tones and each also highlighting a differing inspirational quote throughout. The silhouettes included in the BHM pack are the Crazy 8, D Lillard 1, John Wall 1 and D Rose 5, as you yourself will be able to cop a pair on February 6 via adidas.com and through select Three Stripes retailers. Prices range from $105 USD to $140 USD.