What do you get a billionaire captain of industry for his birthday? A basketball tournament, of course. Nike will celebrate co-founder Phil Knight's 80th with PK80, a double-bracket college basketball tournament that will run from Nov. 23 to 26, according to Nike News.
The teams participating in the tournament will wear black sneakers with shiny accents, their makeups directly referencing Knight's signature outfit of all-black with shades. KD 10s, Kyrie 3s, Jordan 32s, Jordan Super Fly 2017s, PG 1s, and Kobe ADs will be available to PK80 teams.
Knight doesn’t actually turn 80 until Feb. 24, but the tournament’s fall timing was presumably necessary to avoid interrupting conference play deeper in the season. Men's games will take place at the Moda Center and Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Knight's native Portland, Oregon. Select women's games will also happen at Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon.
Arkansas, Butler, Connecticut, Duke, DePaul, Florida, Gonzaga, Michigan State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Portland, Portland State, Stanford, and Texas will all participate in Nike's PK80 tournament.