January 10th, 2017 by Zack Schlemmer
Yesterday with the unveiling of Paul George’s upcoming shoe, the PG 1, Nike officially adds a fourth player to their current lineup of signature athletes. In the official press release for the shoe, Nike mentions that George becomes the twenty-first signature basketball athlete throughout the brand’s history. Just who are all of the twenty-one signature basketball athletes? Let’s take a look through back at each, along with their first signature models.
Editor’s note: This is the official list from Nike of their 21 signature basketball athletes, but there are a few more shoes that are somewhat on the cusp of being considered “signature” by Nike’s standards: Dennis Rodman – The Worm (1996); Chris Webber – Air Max CW (1996); Tim Hardaway – Zoom T-Bug (1998); Steve Nash – Zoom MVP (2009); Paul Pierce – Air Max Legacy (2009).