Jordan Brand has just presented Ray Allen with one of the most awesome Hall of Fame welcoming gifts ever. Allen, who represented the brand during his playing years, was just handed an extremely special set of Jordan Player Editions (PEs) commemorating his time with all of his former NBA teams.
During his time in the league, Allen has, on occasion rocked the freshest pairs of J’s. He was a prominent figure in the sneakerhead game, and this recent present will definitely put a wide smile on the 43-year-old’s face.
Made for Ray.
Reflect on the Hall of Famer’s career and the legendary shoes he wore.
— Jordan (@Jumpman23) September 8, 2018
According to the Air Jordan website, the pair on the top left is the Air Jordan XVI PE which Allen rocked in 2001 when he won the 3-Point Shootout during the All-Star weekend. This was Allen’s last season with the Milwaukee Bucks, his first team, before he was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics.
On the top right, we have the Air Jordan XX PE which Allen wore while he was with the Sonics. Allen spent four and a half years in Seattle prior to his departure.
In 2007, Allen was traded to the Boston Celtics where he would spend the next five years of his career. Allen won his first NBA championship as part of the C’s during his debut season. The gold highlights on the Jordan IX and XI PEs were seen by some as a foreshadowing for the team’s title-winning run in 2008.
Finally, Allen wore the Jordan XX8 PE during his time with the Miami Heat, thus the incorporation of the red and black colorways in Allen’s PE.
Here’s a sweet picture of the Hall of Famer himself receiving the goods. The joy in his eyes is undeniable.
Jordan congratulated Ray Allen on his Hall of Fame induction with some 🔥
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— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) September 8, 2018