Friday, August 16th, 2013 at 12:45 pm  |  6 responses

Shawn Kemp, Reebok Celebrate Latest Kamikaze II Release at Rucker Park

The Reigman helps launch “Letter of Intent” colorway.

by Abe Schwadron / @abe_squad

Shawn Kemp looked like he felt right at home on Thursday night at Rucker Park. While The Reignman hasn’t played in the NBA in a decade, his attitude—and now his sneakers—have made him a legend from Seattle to New York City. Kemp was on hand alongside current Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas to celebrate the release of the Reebok Classic Kamikaze II Mid “Letter of Intent” colorway, which launches today.

“You play many years of basketball and you just hope that you’re leaving your mark on the game somehow, and that people remember who you are. The shoes are just a part of it,” Kemp told SLAM before Thomas laced up the Kamikazes for his first-ever game at The Rucker, with Kemp watching from the baseline. “Once I saw NBA players wearing the shoes, it kind of touched my heart a little bit.”

Check out video and photos from the event above, and pick up your copy of KICKS 16 for more on Kemp and the Kamikaze II.

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  • Tuomas Uotila

    One BIG hat tip.

  • German Reignman

    Man, best shoe EVER ! Have the original from the 90s (black white green) and this years re-release…love ‘em.

  • Da Real

    Rbk has done a pretty decent job leveraging thier investment in rucker park with these releases and appearances. Long way to go for the brand but nice start

  • Busta213

    I had a pair of the black and white ones back in the day….loved those kicks…

  • T-man


  • Shooting Guard

    i remember playing in those, black white and green, with a haircut to match