In the past, curious basketball enthusiasts and sneakerheads would find out beforehand what the members of the Team USA would be wearing on their feet during the Olympics. For footwear brands that have close ties with the sport of basketball, the Olympic Games have always been the ideal global platform for them to introduce, showcase and unveil brand new kicks. For instance, in the case of the present year, the Crazylight Boost 2016 from adidas could make its on-court debut during the Olympics and Nike could potentially introduce the Hyperdunk 2016 to a global audience.
At the same time, Jordan Brand’s reach also continues to expand, and despite branching out into the lifestyle market, the Jumpman will never forget that it is rooted within the sport of basketball. It is already official that only two members of Team Jordan will be a part of Team USA for the Olympics, who are none other than Carmelo Anthony and Jimmy Butler. Despite that, Michael Jordan spared some time to hang out with some old and new Team Jordan recruits like Bismack Biyombo as can be seen in this photo posted by Chris Paul on Twitter ().
It is somewhat certain that the Air Jordan 31 will be unveiled at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. Rumor has it that not just Jimmy Butler but even Carmelo Anthony will be rocking an Air Jordan 31 pair during the Olympics Games. This means that the latest Air Jordan model could potentially hit the shelves this year instead of joining Jordan releases 2017.
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