Winning has its perks. The glory, the self-fulfillment and the team joy all come with the territory, but for select members of the Jordan Brand family, exclusive shoes do, too. Over the last few years, MJ and Co. have rewarded athletes that seized the top team trophy with PE pairs of some of the most popular retro models. The sneakers are usually championship themed and unveiled around the first home game of the defending season– commonly known as the Ring Ceremony or Ring Night in NBA circles as the championship rings are presented to the players. Take a look back at some of the best “Ring Ceremony” Air Jordan PEs from over the years.
Air Jordan 11 “Ring Ceremony” Ray Allen PEphoto by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images via Kicks On Fire photo via Counter Kicks
Who: Ray Allen
Basketball fans went nuts when Ray Allen stepped out in Boston wearing a gold-accented Air Jordan 11 PE. Sure, AJ exclusives for Sugar Ray were nothing new, but the Air Jordan 11 silo was always viewed as untouchable. This PE pair proved the first for Ray with more to come.