Sadly, tragedy and sports were joined at the hip throughout much of 2016. Bryce Dejean-Jones, a former Iowa State standout whose talents took him to the NBA and the New Orleans Pelicans, was gunned down back in May in yet another senseless act of violence. His story is one of the many of current and former players across all professional sporting platforms that saw their lives end too soon.
Anthony Davis is honoring his former teammate with his latest Nike Air Max Audacity PE. Here, “RIP” and “BDJ” appear stitched behind the tongue in ode to his fallen comrade, while the base of the shoe sees a primary red shade with secondary navy backing. And while this Air Max Audacity PE is almost certain to remain just that, a player exclusive, Davis (and his teammates) can honor Jones’ memory any night he pleases. That’s what really matters.