Nike Basketball Unveils 2020 Black History Month Player Editions

Special makeups for LeBron, Kyrie, Giannis, KD and PG.

By
Footwear
20,596 Hypes 11 Comments

With Black History Month right around the corner, Nike Basketball has unveiled BHM-themed PEs for its 5 signature athletes: LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant and Paul George. Drawing from early ’90s street style and African textiles, all 5 silhouettes interpret the collection’s ethos in a unique fashion, and each serves as an introduction to Nike and Jordan Brand‘s impending slate of BHM releases.

James’s LeBron 17 features a Battleknit upper dressed in a New York Yankees-esque navy, accented by multi-color detailing and featuring BHM embroidery on the tongue. Irving’s Kyrie 6 combines an earthy light tan quarter with blue, orange, red and yellow embellishments. Antetokounmpo’s Zoom Freak 1 spars with Irving’s design for the most vibrant of the bunch, melding a navy and light teal upper with a striking multi-color flipped Swoosh on its midsole.

Durant’s KD 12 takes on a “Flight Jacket”-themed style olive, yellow and blaze orange palette. Finally, George’s PG 4 opts for a mix of retro pastels that calls to mind the colors from vintage Nike ACG product. Although each pair is notably different, the common thread between all 5 is provided by unanimously used gum outsoles.

None of the shoes in this quintet will release, as each is a PE made exclusively for its respective player. However, you will be able to catch them on NBA courts starting January 20, so be sure to look for the aforementioned BHM collection following closely thereafter.

Elsewhere in the world of the Swoosh, Nike Running recently released two new colorways of the React Infinity Run.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Telfar Clemens Lands Major Fashion Partnership With Gap
Fashion

Telfar Clemens Lands Major Fashion Partnership With Gap

Hitting shelves Fall 2020.

2 Chainz Connects With Future for "Dead Man Walking" Music Video
Music

2 Chainz Connects With Future for "Dead Man Walking" Music Video

“2 hustlers who made it out the mud without hating each other!”

Nike Sportswear Adds ACG Themes to Three Popular Models
Footwear

Nike Sportswear Adds ACG Themes to Three Popular Models

One Air Max 270 React, two React Element 55s and three Benassi slides, all dressed in bright hues.


Vetements Suited Up and Dressed Down for FW20
Fashion

Vetements Suited Up and Dressed Down for FW20

Picking up right where Demna Gvasalia left off.

Actor Hank Azaria Will No Longer Voice Apu From 'The Simpsons'
Entertainment

Actor Hank Azaria Will No Longer Voice Apu From 'The Simpsons'

Azaria insists “we all made the decision together.”

size? Readies Third Exclusive adidas BC Trainer
Footwear

size? Readies Third Exclusive adidas BC Trainer

With an all-new navy and green colorway.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.

Help Support Us

We need ads to keep the lights on and to continue providing free news to our readers. We’d appreciate your support by whitelisting HYPEBEAST on your ad blocker. That way you can keep reading all the great stories for free.

If you have already whitelisted us, simply refresh this page. To find out how to whitelist us, click the button below.

Back

Add Us to Whitelist

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads. Most ad blockers have similar whitelisting steps and settings. If you need assistance, please contact us.

Adblock Plus

  1. Click on the red ABP icon in the upper right corner of your browser.
  2. Click “Enabled on this site” to disable ad blocking for the current site. In Firefox click “disable on HYPEBEAST”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Adblock

  1. Click the AdBlock hand icon.
  2. Click “Don’t run on pages on this domain”.
  3. A new “Don’t run AdBlock on…” dialog may be displayed in the middle of the screen.
  4. Move the “Site” slider to the right. After that, click “Exclude”.
  5. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

uBlock

  1. Click the uBlock icon.
  2. Click the large blue “power” button in the menu that appears to whitelist the current website.
  3. Reload the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Firefox Browser

Firefox Tracking Protection may activate our whitelist notice, which can be disabled temporarily for a browsing session by clicking the shield icon in the URL bar and following the instructions.

Disconnect

  1. Click the Disconnect icon.
  2. Click “Whitelist site”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.