Kyrie Irving and Kobe Bryant are different players. One is an all-time great that nearly duplicated (and in some ways, surpassed) the game and accomplishments of the greatest to ever play the game of basketball. The other is a lightning quick point guard still trying to find his way in the league, although his popularity and style of play has already placed him in superstar stratosphere. But what they both have in common is a brand that is committed to being the best and pushing the boundaries of innovation to its limit. As the sun sets on the career of one, Nike believes that the other can take its place. It sounds like a stretch to maybe a lot of people, but that’s why the swoosh is where they are today; they’re not afraid to take a chance. And if you’re a betting man, Kyrie Irving is not a bad guy to put your fortunes on.
Champs Sports explores the possibilities for Kyrie as he takes his place among the greats in the sneaker world. Check out the full feature on their blog, TheDrop.