The Nike Sportswear “Sharpie” Pack includes the Nike Air Foamposite One and the Nike Air Penny 6 as a nod to becoming the first player in NBA history to score 40 points in back-to-back playoff games when his team scores less than 100.
Also, Penny was the first player to score 40 points back-to-back in a the playoffs against a Pat Riley-coached team.
During the 1996-1997 season, the Orlando Magic lost their big man Shaq, leaving the load of the team onto Penny Hardaway’s shoulders. Following a 45-win season, the Magic managed to make the playoffs and play agains the Miami Heat. They fell 0-2 in the first two games of the series, when Hardaway then scored 42 points in Game 3 and 41 in Game 4 to force a Game 5, but the Magic fell short to loss the series.
While Penny Hardaway was making history during that series, he also debuted the Nike Air Foamposite One “Sharpie” – but not by planned. This “Sharpie” version of the Nike Air Foamposite One wasn’t actually created by Nike. Instead, Penny was being hassled by the NBA about wearing his all-Royal Foams, so he went in the locker room and took a Sharpie to meet the NBA’s 50/50 guidelines for sneakers back in the league at that time.
The shoe features an all-Royal Blue Foamposite base with a Black upper and matching Black Sharpie detailing throughout the Foam shell. An icy translucent outsole completes the full look. While the Nike Air Penny 6 is the other silhouette completed in the Nike Sportswear “Sharpie” Pack that is dressed in the traditional Orland Magic colors, with the wording ‘Six’ stitched on the inner tongue.
Nike Air Penny “Sharpie” Pack Release Date
Check out the detailed official photos of the Nike Sportswear “Sharpie” Pack below and look for them to release on Saturday, July 4th, 2015 at select Nike Sportswear retailers. The retail price tag is set at $500 USD.
Nike Sportswear “Sharpie” Pack
July 4, 2015
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