Dirk Nowitzki overcame LeBron James last year. He powered through his old reputation, his age, the critics, he overcame it all to finally put a championship capper on one of the most underrated careers of all time. To celebrate an incredible championship run, Nike customized a crazy Nike Air Force 1 and a “dreambox” for the Big German. Israel Matteo, designer at the NIKEiD studio of the stand-alone store “21 Mercer” in New York, personalized this sneaker by incorporating Dallas’ colors, Nowitzki’s fadeaway, his number and even the date Dirk officially became a NBA Champion.
What might be even crazier is the box the sneaker comes in. Nike is calling it the “Dreambox” for obvious reasons. It’s made out of hardwood from a basketball court, and includes the company’s message to Nowitzki: “All dreams are crazy until they come true. Dirk did it.”
But the coolest part of all this was probably a 19-year-old basketball fan from Frankfurt/Germany, Alexander, getting the chance to come meet his idol. He was flown out to Dallas so he could play his hero one-on-one after being selected on Facebook.
Too bad these aren’t releasing to the public. I’d be all over them.
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