A History of Rip Hamilton's Air Jordan PEs

by Brandon Richard

Thirty-seven years ago today, Richard ‘Rip' Hamilton was born in Coatesville Pennsylvania — and he was born a winner. He led the Connecticut Huskies to a National Championship in 1999, then became part of a blue collar Detroit Pistons team that pulled off an unlikely upset of the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2004 NBA Finals. A three-time All-Star, Hamilton is known for his potent midrange game, slender frame and trademark protective mask.

Before being moved to Detroit in 2002, Hamilton spent three seasons with the Washington Wizards. There, he was a protege of Michael Jordan, who had come out of retirement for a brief stint in DC blue. As teammates, Jordan and Hamilton formed a friendship, which led to his addition to Team Jordan.

Throughout his 14 years in the NBA, Hamilton wore some of the best Player Exclusives that Jordan Brand had to offer. He even finished his career in the city where MJ became a legend. With Rip turning 37, enjoy a look back at more than 10 years of his Air Jordan PEs.

Rip Hamilton's Air Jordan VII 7 Wizards PE

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Shoe: Air Jordan 7 Retro
Year: 2002

 

 

Rip Hamilton's Air Jordan XII 12 French Blue PE (1)

Shoe: Air Jordan 12 Retro
Year: 2004

 

 

Rip Hamilton's Air Jordan XII 12 White/Red Detroit Pistons PE (1)

Shoe: Air Jordan 12 Retro
Year: 2004

 

 

Rip Hamilton's Air Jordan XIII 13 Detroit Pistons PE (1)

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Shoe: Air Jordan 13 Retro
Year: 2005

 

 

Rip Hamilton's Air Jordan XIV 14 Detroit Pistons PE (1)

Shoe: Air Jordan 14 Retro
Year: 2005

 

 

Rip Hamilton's Air Jordan XX 20 All-Star PE (1)

Shoe: Air Jordan XX
Year: 2005

 

 

Rip Hamilton's Air Jordan V 5 Detroit Pistons PE (1)

Shoe: Air Jordan 5 Retro
Year: 2006

 

 

Rip Hamilton's Air Jordan XX1 Detroit Pistons PE (1)

Shoe: Air Jordan XX1
Year: 2006

 

 

Rip Hamlton's Air Jordan XX1 21 Detroit Pistons PE (1)

Shoe: Air Jordan XX1 PE
Year: 2006

 

 

Rip Hamilton's Air Jordan VIII 8 Detroit Pistons Home PE (1)

Shoe: Air Jordan 8 Retro
Year: 2007

 

 

RIp Hamilton's Air Jordan XX2 White/Red Detroit Pistons PE (1)

via @bbagae23

Shoe: Air Jordan XX2
Year: 2007

 

 

Rip Hamilton's Air Jordan XX2 22 White/Blue Detroit Pistons PE (1)

via @pevault

Shoe: Air Jordan XX2
Year: 2007

 

 

Rip Hamilton's Air Jordan XX2 22 Coatesville PE (1)

Shoe: Air Jordan XX2
Year: 2007

 

 

Rip Hamilton wearing Air Jordan XX2 22 All-Star PE (2)

Shoe: Air Jordan XX2
Year: 2007

 

 

Rip Hamilton's Air Jordan XX2 PE Detroit Pistons Rip City PE (1)

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Shoe: Air Jordan XX2 PE
Year: 2007

 

 

Rip Hamilton's Air Jordan II 2 Detroit Pistons PE (1)

Shoe: Air Jordan 2 Retro
Year: 2008

 

 

Rip Hamilton's Air Jordan II 2 Detroit Pistons PE (1)

Shoe: Air Jordan 2 Retro
Year: 2008

 

 

Rip Hamilton's Air Jordan XX3 23 Detroit Pistons PE (1)

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Shoe: Air Jordan XX3
Year: 2008

 

 

Rip Hamilton's Air Jordan XX3 23 Detroit Pistons PE (1)

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Shoe: Air Jordan XX3
Year: 2008

 

 

Rip Hamilton's Air Jordan XX3 23 White/Red Detroit Pistons PE (1)

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Shoe: Air Jordan XX3
Year: 2008

 

 

Rip Hamilton's Air Jordan XX3 23 White/Blue Detroit Pistons PE (1)

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Shoe: Air Jordan XX3
Year: 2008

 

 

Rip Hamilton's Air Jordan XX3 23 All-Star PE (1)

Shoe: Air Jordan XX3
Year: 2008

 

 

Rip Hamilton's White/Blue Detroit Pistons Air Jordan XII 12 Home PE (1)

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Shoe: Air Jordan 12 Retro
Year: 2009

 

 

Rip Hamilton's Air Jordan XII 12 White/White-Red Detroit Pistons Home PE (1)

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Shoe: Air Jordan 12 Retro
Year: 2009

 

 

Rip Hamilton's Air Jordan 2009 Detroit Pistons PE

Shoe: Air Jordan 2009
Year: 2009

 

 

Rip Hamilton's Air Jordan 2010 Team Detroit Pistons PE

Shoe: Air Jordan 2010 Team
Year: 2010

 

 

Rip Hamilton's Air Jordan XIII 13 Rip City PEs (1)

Shoe: Air Jordan 13 Retro
Year: 2011

 

 

Rip Hamilton's Air Jordan XX8 Chicago Bulls PEs (1)

Shoe: Air Jordan XX8
Year: 2013