The NBA reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo just announced that his second signature shoe is officially on the way. The Nike Zoom Freak 2 will be available on August 7th for $130 USD. Looks like Giannis will be debuting these shoes once the NBA seasons resumes next month in the bubble since he’s already wearing the new kicks in practice.
For Black History Month 2020, Nike NYC and OkayAfrica collaborated together to put on a basketball exhibition matchup between Nigeria and Ghana. The team included entertainers from both Nigeria and Ghana respectively. Of course Nigeria won the game. Lastly, shout out to the folks at Nike NYC and OkayAfrica for continuing to put the Diaspora on the map on a major scale with this event.
Earlier this week Nike released images of the new 2020 Nigeria Football Olympics Kits. After the success of the 2018 Nigeria World Cup kit, there’s no surprise that we’re getting some new threads for the Olympics. Safe to say Nigeria will have one of the best uniforms in Tokyo this summer. Some unique features about the kit below:
The kit’s pattern was hand drawn and is highly symbolic of Nigerian heritage with nods to nobility and family.
Nigeria’s crest is placed centrally on the chest with a Swoosh underneath it.
The player names and numbers integrate the eagle feather into the application.
“Naija” appears inside the neck of jersey and on the back of the socks in a new typeface.
What are your thoughts on these designs? Did they surpass the 2018 World Cup designs?
There’s been a lot of speculation and rumors about when Giannis Antetokounmpo’s signature shoes with Nike were going to debut. Well we finally have an answer about the Nike Freak 1. During Nike’s Quarter 3 2019 Earnings Call, Nike’s CEO Mark Parker revealed that Giannis will be lacing up his signature shoes during the upcoming 2019 NBA Playoffs. That’s all of the news that we have now, but I’m sure we’ll be getting some content soon.
On Tuesday 6/26/18, the dream unfortunately ended for the Super Eagles. All Nigeria needed was a win or tie to advance to the knockout stage. However, a goal in 86th minute by Argentina clinched their spot to the next round. Despite the lost, the future is definitely bright for this Super Eagles squad. One of the youngest teams to compete in this year World Cup will have a lot experience moving forward in future international competitions.
Yesterday, I came across this great documentary that Nike Football entitled “This Is Naija: A Nigerian Football Story”. The short film discusses the Nigeria Super Eagles impact on the country and the overall impact of football on country. Andrew Dosunmu, a Nigeria filmmaker and photographer, who also created “The African Game” documentary, directed this film. I really enjoyed how the film depicts how the team and sports of football impacts the all aspects of society in Nigeria. Here’s the link to the film:
After resigning with the sportswear giant Nike in November 2017, there was a lot of speculation on whether Giannis Antetokounmpo would get a signature shoe. Nike already has signature lines with top NBA players: LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and Paul George. The versatility of Giannis’ game and the international presence he already has makes him the ideal guy to have a signature shoe. Well we may finally have an update to all of the speculation:
Earlier this year, Nike revealed the new Nigeria kits for the upcoming 2018 World Cup in Russia. At first I was not fan of these jerseys (since I was huge fan of the solid green uniforms Nike did previously). Two months later and I currently waiting to purchase my jersey.
Check out the 2018 Collection Reveal with members of the Nigerian National team: Wilfred Ndidi, Jon Obi Mikel, Alex Iwobi, & Kelechi Iheanacho
With less than 60 days to competition, we’re all excited to see this Super Eagles squad represent the Green White Green in their new kits. Let me know what you think of the kits.