September 7th, 2012 by John Kim
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame holds an exclusive list of individuals who not only excelled at the game of basketball, but played a major role as contributor to the progression of the game. From James Naismith, who invented the game, to Jerry Buss, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, each and every member is selected with thorough consideration and today, September 7th, the Class of 2012 is ready to enter the grail of basketball glory. One of the inductees is none other than Nike co-founder Phil Knight, who blazed the trail for basketball performance footwear with the Nike Blazer and spearheaded the brand’s evolution of design and technology concepts into the technology-infused Nike Hyperdunk+.
Phil Knight’s contributions to the game of basketball have allowed players to be at their optimal strength and performance, thusly giving the NBA and the game of basketball immense popularity and growth over the last few decades. In addition, Nike has built a bridge between these idols of sport with the public audience with inspirational campaigns like ‘Be Like Mike’ and ‘The Kobe System’, giving everyday athletes motivation and confidence to be at the top of their games. Congratulations to Phil Knight and Nike, influential icons of basketball and sport as a whole!
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July 3rd, 2011 by Aaron Hope
“It’s always been in our nature to innovate.”
Nike Chairman and co-founder Phil Knight starts his look at Nike BetterWorld with those words, an insight that shows how the pursuit of lighter, stronger and faster shoes for athletes has lead to attention on reducing needless weight, bulk and waste. Nike, Inc. has grown from its humble running-oriented beginnings as Blue Ribbon Sports to the world’s leading athletic supplier, which has opened the door to a truly global supply chain. Knight discusses how the Swoosh came to understand their impact on the world and how the company’s vision for athletes translates to humanity as a whole, and our collective home. Click through to see the video in its entirety and stick with Sneaker News to see what kinds of further innovations Nike has in store.
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April 27th, 2011 by Aaron Hope
“You get a LunarGlide+ 2! And you get a you get a LunarGlide+ 2! And you get a LunarGlide+ 2!”
Ok, so it didn’t actually go down like that but Nike co-founder and chairman Phil Knight certainly left an impression on the crowd at ‘Oprah‘. Knight sat down with everybody’s favorite TV talk show host, covering Phil’s life from major league dreams to leading Nike, Inc. to its place as global leader and beyond. And for those of you dying to know, it looks like Knight went for a pair of Cole Haans rather than the Air Jordan player exclusive route. Click through to see the Oprah-exclusive Nike LunarGlide+ 2 in white/neon/black and stick with Sneaker News for the latest from around the industry. via OregonLive
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