June 17, 2011 BY Aaron Hope
Sneaker News readers old enough to remember the middle ’90s probably hear the drumline from Tom Tom Club’s ‘Genius of Love’ when they see the above pictured model’s name. That 1981 track gave its kicks and claps to (among several other tracks) Mark Morrison’s 1997 hit single ‘Return of the Mack’, a song that nearly topped the Billboard 200 the summer before Tracy McGrady started his high school senior year. T-Mac was among the relatively small group of preps-to-pros successes, and especially during his scoring title days, had a healthy following for his adidas Basketball signature line. The adidas Return of the Mac, then, is a redux of McGrady’s T-Mac II from the 2002-03 season when he won his first PPG crown. No word yet on whether Nike will try to one-up adidas by issuing an ‘Mmmbop’ Vince Carter hybrid, but we can state with certainty that the first Return of the Mac colorway just released at Three Stripes retailers like FinishLine.
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