June 4, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
The combination of a conversation-starting theme and a beloved ’90s colorway made the ‘Draft Day’ Zoom Kobe release from Nike Basketball a tradition over the past several years. Nike Sportswear noticed this trend and applied it loosely to March’s ‘Electrolime’ Air Foamposite One, whose blue ‘1c’ insignia against that design’s yellow base reminded us that it was the Golden State Warriors who actually selected Anfernee Hardaway in the 1993 NBA draft.
The Orlando Magic used their second consecutive #1 pick to nab Michigan forward Chris Webber before trading his rights to GSW for Penny that same night, and this Nike Air Max Sensation gives us a glimpse at what might have been. This patent-laden mid-’90s Magic throwback is blinged out to within an inch of a spinning rim insert, perhaps an acknowledgement that this was one of the many palettes offered a decade ago on Dada’s equally glossy Cdubbz. These are nowhere near the all-chrome All-Star design from that now-defunct brand and even more of a trip through memory lane, so take a time out to inspect more images of the ‘Draft Lottery’ Air Max Sensation and stick with Sneaker News to see which other Swoosh basketball classics join this Chris Webber sig. via KATC