Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is arguably the greatest basketball player in history, but many might not know that Kareem is as much a intellectual and purveyor of black history as any one around. I’m sure the Captain was honored to help give design inspiration to the BHM line for adidas this year.
“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.”
Adidas has given the BHM honor to the Crazy 8, JWall 1, the D Rose 5 Boost and the D Lillard and with each, Kareem has given small history lessons on each of the shoes that represent certain decades during his years at Power Memorial all the way to the late 80s where he finished his career with the Lakers.
Release Date: 1.23.15
- Crazy 8 – $110
Release Date: 1.30.15
- J Wall 1 – $115
- D Rose 5 Boost – $140
Release Date: 2.6.15
- D Illard 1 – $105
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