words & images // Nick DePaula
Just a few games into the new NBA season, we're already seeing just how dominant recently re-signed Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan can be in the paint.
For Under Armour's newest addition to the brand's roster of up and coming NBA athletes, Jordan enjoyed a coming out party on Christmas Day in front of a national TV audience, as he collected eight blocks in the opening night dismantling of the Golden State Warriors.
Jordan was spotted in the first of many player exclusives from Under Armour Basketball, a size 17 festively traditional green and red Christmas custom makeup of the Micro G Juke. With an anodized clean toe, forefoot strap and ballistic mesh upper, the shoe takes on several textures in a red base. You'll also notice his jersey number along each tongue, as well as personalized insoles in remembrance of his good friend Tobi Oyedeji, a top-ranked high school star from DeAndre's hometown who tragically died this past spring. The underside of his shoe's tongues also read "AMBITION" and "DEDICATION."
Check out a detailed look of DeAndre's PEs ahead, and be on the lookout for several more exclusives coming up from Under Armour Basketball.