Yesterday afternoon, I was on hand in New York City to check out the unveiling of the latest from the Jordan Brand, the Air Jordan XX8. The place was jumping. The atmosphere was great. And the sneakers were definitely interesting – check out what we had to say about them here (I will also be writing a longer recap on the event soon).
Russell Westbrook was in the house as well. He’s debuting the new Jordans tonight against the Nets, and towards the end of the event yesterday, he took some time out to catch up with the media in attendance.
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Dime: How does it feel to be a part of Team Jordan?
Russell Westbrook: It’s great. It’s a good opportunity. It’s a good feeling. It’s good.
Dime: Everyone knows you have your own specific style. How does Jordan fit into that? What about their products attracted you to them?
RW: There are a variety of different Jordans as you know that come out. Different colorways. Different names. A lot of different things. I definitely don’t want to be the same. I like to be different and do my own thing.
Dime: What’s it going to be like debuting this shoe (tonight)?
RW: It’s great. It’s a good opportunity for me. It’s a great feeling.
Dime: What’s your favorite Jordans?
RW: The XIs. The Cool Greys. I probably won’t play in those this season. I like to keep those nice.
Dime: After you debut these XX8, are you going to be wearing them for most of the rest of the year?
RW: Maybe. Maybe not. Sometimes. From time to time.