From our friends at adidas:
adidas Originals asked the top NBA players, including Derrick Rose, Damian Lillard, and John Wall among others, about what Kareem meant to them and the game of basketball. One response stood out above all the rest; Kareem represents “The Blueprint”. He is the blueprint to greatness as a person, an athlete, and as a philanthropist.
When the world was introduced to Kareem, his rare combination of height and skill had never been seen before. By the time his dominant career was over, Kareem amassed 3 NCAA championships, 6 World Champions, 6 NBA MVP awards, 19 All-Star appearances, the all-time record for blocked shots, and he remains the all-time points leader in NBA history.
In homage to Kareem as “The Blueprint”, the artwork was created by duo Morning Breath, Doug Cunningham and Jason Noto, which mirrors a classic blueprint spread which details the plan to show how something can be made.
When the world was introduced to Kareem, his rare combination of height and skill had never been seen before. Dropping during All Star Weekend, February 14, 2014, “The Blueprint” Jabbar Hi is crafted out of actual Tyvek blueprint paper which includes white contrast stitching, laces, and printed graphics. Each player interviewed is printed on the right footbed, each response is printed on the left footbed. Available at adidas Originals retail stores and adidas.com, $100.