world basketball festival

Having first surfaced in 2009 at the World Basketball Festival of Chicago, the Air Jordan 13 “History Of Flight” will be making its retail debut tomorrow. Will you cop? Tap the link in our bio for the latest images and release information. #kicksonfire

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US Men’s and Women’s Olympic Basketball Team

As part of the Nike World Basketball Festival, the Men’s and Women’s US teams geared up in DC to take some of the first official team photographs. Both teams sport the USA Olympics gear Nike has been promoting for the past couple of months.

Men’s Team Roster from Left to Right:
Coach Mike Krzyzewski, Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Andre Iguodala, Chris Paul, Kevin Love, Anthony Davis and Deron Williams.

Women’s Team Roster from Left to Right: Angel McCoughtry, Lindsay Whalen, Seimone Augustus, Candace Parker, Sylvia Fowles, Tamika Catchings, Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, Maya Moore, Tina Charles, Asjha Jones, Swin Cash and Coach Geno Auriemma.

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Jordan - World Basketball Festival ‘City Packs’ 2012

Nike started the Basketball Festival in 2010 in DC and is now expanding it to London, Paris, and Barcelona. The event features players from the US Olympic men and women teams, hosting various clinics and events for for different people and groups like the military and youths. In celebration of this really cool event which will only happen every four years, Nike’s Jordan brand has brought three city themed packs of the Super Fly’s and the AJ 1 Retro’s to retailers for celebration of the event. The first pack is themed around Las Vegas, taking inspiration from early day black jackets with satin lining and white shirts with red ties. The DC pack pays homage to the troops, finding inspiration in highly decorated officers. And finally, they conclude their pack with Barcelona, paying tribute to one of the best teams in Olympic history, getting inspiration from Spanish bullfighters. The Barcelona set also features the AJ 1 KO HI rather than the Retro.

World Basketball Festival 2012 Dates:

London - June 30th
Paris - July 12-16
DC - July 13-16
Barcelona - July 20-24

City Pack Release Dates:

Las Vegas Super Fly and Retro High - July 7
DC Super Fly and Retro High - July 14
Barcelona Super Fly and KO Hi - July 21

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Here are some quick iphone photos I took of a project I did for Nike back in July. This beautifully designed 95 page book, is almost exclusively made up of the images I shot over three days in Chicago. The World Basketball Festival was held in Chicago in late August, so we travelled all over the city photographing the character of the public courts and those who frequent them. Aside from this book, the photos were installed all over the festival itself. I’ll make a proper, more thorough post of this project when I get a chance, but figured I’d post these for now.

Special thanks to Brady “Mr Triathlete” Dwyer, Lyndon French and my Mom for their help.