April 5, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 12
Jason Kidd has two Olympic gold medals to go along with his hard-earned NBA Championship ring, and he might have captured a third gold had Dream Team II not been so stocked with veteran talent. So instead of following up his Rookie of the Year season with an All-Star starting appearance in 1996 and a trip to Atlanta that summer, Kidd just got overlooked by USA Basketball and was shipped out of Dallas soon into his third season. This new Nike Zoom Uptempo V ‘USA’, then, represents a trip back in time where J-Kidd might have taken his ’96-97 signature to an early debut at the centennial Games. So perhaps it’s poetic if unfortunate that this AP favorite might not even make it to US Nike Sportswear retailers, especially considering it doesn’t seem to be lumped in with all their other USAB celebratory fare we’re expecting in the coming months. Let us know if you’ll buy these if they make it stateside and stick with Sneaker News for updates on all the Olympic retros this summer. Photos: HC
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need these still kicking myself for not getting them off NikeID...anyone see Jerebko on Detroit wearing these red/white/ blue?
I WANT THESE. I PROBABLY WON'T BE ABLE TO GET THE OLYMPIC VIs BECAUSE OF A DIRTY FOUR LETTER WORD BUT I REALLY LIKE THESE
love da ol skool j kidds... great comfort & great grip... might cop if im not able to get da usa pippens uptempo or barkleys max 180
U mena H Y P E... lol... dat shit is craaaaazy dat they censor da word. Guess SN know they build h y p e & their tired of seein it on every post lol
People that run this site are prolly resellers tryin to h ype shoes up and see which ones they can make money off of.