words // Brennan Hiro Williams
images // Zac Dubasik
As published in the May iPad issue of Sole Collector Magazine
In addition to the "Linsanity" Hyperdunk 2011 Low released this past weekend and the upcoming "Jeremy Lin" Air Force 1, Sole Collector provides a first look at Jeremy Lin's custom 1-of-1 "Year of the Dragon" Nike Destroyer jacket.
Nike Sportswear presented the bespoke Destroyer to Jeremy at the 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend, where he participated in the Rising Stars Challenge.
While the jacket could have stayed with only a "Year of the Dragon" theme, especially considering the connection between Lin's birth year (1988) and the current year in the Chinese zodiac, Nike Sportswear thankfully included other prominent details from Lin's story such as a California state patch (with a star calling out Jeremy's hometown of Palo Alto) and a play on the crest of his alma mater, Harvard University.
Take a closer look at Jeremy's Destroyer jacket in the images below.