Hield entered the league in 2016, the season after the Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant removed from the game. However, that didn’t stop the full-back from wearing boots from the Nike Kobe line.
Hield not only embraced the Nike Kobe line, but he also put his own spin on retro basketball shoes. Through the use of Players Exclusive (PE) colorways, Nike has concocted colorways that pay homage to Hield’s Bahamian roots.
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Several shoes worn by Hield are designed to embody the colors and spirit of the Bahamas flag. For example, we have seen different versions of Nike Kobe shoes dressed in black, aquamarine and gold.
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Now that Hield and Nike have agreed to a contract extension, it’s safe to expect more “Bahamas” colorways to make their way onto the NBA courts in the future.
Nike continues to tighten its grip on the NBA. In addition to owning the apparel rights, more than 75% of the league plays in Nike or Jordan Brand shoes. There’s no respite in sight, ’cause 14 recruits recently signed with the American company.
Congratulations to Nike and Hield on their extended partnership. We at FanNation Kicks can’t wait to see what both sides come up with next. Stay locked in FanNationKicks.com for the latest on your shoes.
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