Nike made headlines in the sports apparel world last month when the company made Colin Kaepernick the face of its 30th anniversary Just Do It campaign. Kaepernick was, at first, the face of an advertisement, then did a voiceover and was prominently featured in a commercial that also included athletes like LeBron James and Serena Williams.
While Kaepernick was at the forefront of these advertisements, there were also rumblings that Nike would release a line of clothing for the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback. It still remains to be seen if that will happen, but if that does end up going down, we might have gotten a glimpse of what Kaepernick gear will look like, courtesy of one of his pals from his Nike commercial.
James showed up to Staples Center for the Los Angeles Lakers’ preseason game against the Sacramento Kings wearing clothing that prominently featured Kaepernick’s name. The images were posted to James’ Instagram, with the third and fourth pictures highlighting Kaepernick’s name across the back.
It’s important to stress that there’s nothing that indicates this is what Kaepernick’s Nike line would end up looking like, but if this is our first glimpse into that gear, it looks pretty sharp. This isn’t the flashiest gear on earth, but sometimes, simplicity is the best way to go. Even if this isn’t the debut of Kaepernick’s clothing line, a the very least, it’s cool that James is supporting him like this.