The Chicago Bulls vs. New York Knicks in the 90s is one of basketball's all-time great rivalries, largely in part due to some of the biggest plays of Scottie Pippen's career. Though Pippen never suited up for the Knicks in the post-Bulls phase of his career, the Nike Air More Uptempo he made famous will soon release donning the colors of the 'Bockers.
Ready for your summer rotation, this take on the hoop classic sports a white leather upper, royal 'AIR' lettering along the sides and orange accents throughout. Perhaps the most interesting detail is PE-style 33 embroidery on the heel, which looks a lot like the Knicks-blocked number worn by Patrick Ewing during his time in New York. There seems to be an obvious reference to the rivalry with this shoe—Nike has yet to announce a specific tie-in.
Take a closer look at the upcoming retro below and keep it locked for confirmed release information in the coming weeks.