Nike “Champions Think 16” Collection Honors Some of Basketball’s Biggest Moments

When the NBA regular season comes to a close, every team has just one unifying number in mind: sixteen. Accumulate that number of wins in the postseason and basketball’s ultimate honor is yours. You’ll be able to hoist the coveted Larry O’Brien Trophy, cementing your place in league history. Nike, Jordan Brand and Converse celebrate sixteen iconic moments in league history and some of its finest players with its “Champions Think 16” collection.

Featuring 16 players, 16 sneakers, and 16 foundational stories, this wildly varied pack illustrates tales of greatness defined by a marveling collection of moments. Helmed by players like LeBron James and his Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 1 “25 Straight,” Kobe Bryant and his Nike Kobe 1 Protro “Final Seconds,” and Kevin Durant and his Nike Zoom KD IV “Battle Tested,” career defining postseason performances frame this collection which not only spans greatness, but greatness throughout decades.

Dating back to the days of Bill Russell, Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Kevin McHale, Wes Unseld and Moses Malone in Converse and Nike Air Force 1s, respectively, the collection fast forwards to modern-day stars like Kawhi Leonard and the WNBA’s Maya Moore. Transcendent greatness in between those eras looks to the incredible Scottie Pippen, sharp shooter Ray Allen, one of the original stretch fours, Rasheed Wallace, and, of course, all is anchored by Michael Jordan.

The newly released Nike Air Force 270 finds placement in the collection in a “Gold Standard” edition representing the coveted Larry O’Brien Trophy. The Nike “Champions Think 16” Collection is finished with a surprise sneaker that won’t be announced and subsequently released until a champion is crowned.

Check out images and release dates for the collection below and stay tuned for more.

Nike “Champions Think 16” Collection

Wes Unseld's Converse Star Player Ox “Intangibles"
Wes Unseld’s Converse Star Player Ox “Intangibles” – May 17, 2018
Scottie Pippen's Nike Air Maestro II “Trifecta”
Scottie Pippen’s Nike Air Maestro II “Trifecta” – May 10, 2018
Ray Allen's Air Jordan XX8 “Locked and Loaded”
Ray Allen’s Air Jordan XX8 “Locked and Loaded” – May 12, 2018
Rasheed Wallace's Nike Air Force 1 High Retro “Rude Awakening"
Rasheed Wallace’s Nike Air Force 1 High Retro “Rude Awakening” – April 26, 2018
Moses Malone's Nike Air Force 1 Low Retro “Fo’ Fi’ Fo’”
Moses Malone’s Nike Air Force 1 Low Retro “Fo’ Fi’ Fo’” – May 19, 2018
Air Jordan 14 "Last Shot"
Air Jordan 14 “Last Shot” – June 14, 2018
Maya Moore's Air Jordan XI Low “Rook to Queen”
Maya Moore’s Air Jordan XI Low “Rook to Queen” – May 24 2018
LeBron James' Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 1 “25 Straight”
LeBron James’ Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 1 “25 Straight” – May 31, 2018
Kobe Bryant's Nike Kobe 1 Protro “Final Seconds”
Kobe Bryant’s Nike Kobe 1 Protro “Final Seconds” – April 14, 2018
Kevin McHale's Converse Fastbreak Hi “No Easy Buckets”
Kevin McHale’s Converse Fastbreak Hi “No Easy Buckets” – May 17, 2018
Kevin Durant's Nike Zoom KD IV “Battle Tested”
Kevin Durant’s Nike Zoom KD IV “Battle Tested” – June 7, 2018
Kawhi Leonard's Air Jordan 1 “Pass the Torch”
Kawhi Leonard’s Air Jordan 1 “Pass the Torch” – April 28, 2018
Julius Erving's Converse Pro Leather Mid "The Scoop"
Julius Erving’s Converse Pro Leather Mid “The Scoop” – April 19, 2018
Bill Russell's Converse Chuck 70 Ox “30 and 40”
Bill Russell’s Converse Chuck 70 Ox “30 and 40” – May 3, 2018
Nike Air Force 270 "Gold Standard"
Nike Air Force 270 “Gold Standard”
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