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Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke “Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf” by Layupshot

November 11, 2012 BY / 4

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The subject of Islam has always been a hot-button debate, even in the NBA. One of the league’s most polarizing individuals in history is none other than Chris Jackson, who later converted to Islam during his NBA career and took on the religious name Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf. His refusal to stand during a the traditional singing of the National Anthem before a game and shaky remarks regarding the American Flag prompted a swirl of controversy around his name, when he rather should be remembered as one of the greatest Free-Throw shooters in NBA history. Layupshot pays homage to this point-guard legend with this awesome Nuggets-inspired design, opting for ‘Chris Jackson’ with the initials on the heel as a way to pay respects to the same man. A detailed gallery is just below so take a look and let us know what you remember from Jackson/Abdul-Rauf’s career!


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Da_Real_Big_Infinite
Da_Real_Big_Infinite

My boy Chris Jackson aka Mahmoud Abdul rauf was a dope backcourt wit Robert pack & mutombo in da middle

dsuaveallday
dsuaveallday

Okay whose next, Randy Brown?? He does have 3 championships..

Bigga
Bigga

Simply put....(old skool slang)... Stupid Fresh, Dope, Crazy, Fly design! Didn't like all the sneakers designed for the past players but these are a winner to me... Flashback to seeing Abdul-Rauf and Robert Pack play for Denver...Well done!!!

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