August 11, 2010 BY Aaron Kr.
The WBF surprises just keep on coming. It appears that the latest trick up Nike’s sleeve to help celebrate the World Basketball Festival will be a very special collection featuring the heavyweight partnership of the Swoosh and the incomparable Jay-Z. It recently leaked that Jay-Z will be the special guest performer at tomorrow night’s WBF event at Radio City Music Hall, and who better to rep the Big Apple as it hosts basketball teams, fans and media from all around the world. In addition to the much-anticipated performance, the dream team of Nike and Jiggaman has whipped up a special “All Black Everything” WBF collection, featuring five different designs that Nike has donated to the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation.
Beginning tomorrow, August 12th at 9:00 am EST, a pair of each of the five Jay-Z x Nike shoes will be auctioned off on eBay with 100% of the money raised going to benefit the SCSF. Get over to eBay tomorrow morning to place your bids for a good cause, and stick with Sneaker News for a look at the entire collection. To see Jay-Z take the stage along with the USAB squad at the WBF Radio City kickoff, check out the live stream on Facebook tomorrow night starting at 6:30.
Update: Auctions now live on eBay.