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Tonight, the NBA will hold its annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, and among those being honored is Alonzo Mourning. In honor of this career achievement,  we are taking a look back at one of his classic Nike Basketball "Barbershop" commercials, from 1993.  

In this look inside the barbershop, we see Alonzo giving advice to the "young fella", while they are both wearing their signature colorways of the Nike Air Max Strong. The Air Max Strong was one of the most popular big man shoes of its time, worn by a countless number of NBA players, but only three players got their own colorways: the two you see here, along with David Robinson.

Nike Basketball's flagship FORCE shoe of 1994, the Air Max Strong was a shoe you were guaranteed to see every night on an NBA court during the 1994-95 season. The high cut, Air Max cushioned design was ideal for many big men, and even some guards.  Seen here in C-Webb's black and blue Warriors and Zo's black and purple Hornets colorways, the Strong was also available in countless team colorways.  

Check out the commercial below, and be sure to tun into tonight's induction ceremony on NBAtv.