Kareem: The Blueprint Crazy 8 | Adidas Homage to All-Time Great

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The Blueprint Crazy 8 uses the popular retro Adidas KB8 to pay tribute to arguably the greatest basketball player of all time – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

  • 8 Time NBA Champion | 6 as a Player | 2 as an Assistant Coach
  • 2 Time NBA Finals MVP
  • 6 Time NBA MVP
  • 19 Time All-Star
  • 10 Time All NBA First Team
  • 6 Time All NBA Defensive First Team
  • NBA Rookie of the Year
  • 3 Time NCAA Champion
  • 3 Time NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player
  • 3 Time National College Player of the Year

Adidas interviewed it’s stable of players such as Derrick Rose, Damian Lillard and John Wall and the response that stood out the most was:

Kareem represents “the blueprint” to greatness as a person, an athlete and as a philanthropist.

Basic specs on the Blueprint are that it’s constructed of a single piece of synthetic suede in the uppers and the molding and stitching details are similar to the original Crazy 8s. A custom tongue patch with Kareem’s skyhook and autograph and the number 33 stitched into the heel complete the Blueprint look and feel.

Direct from Adidas:

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, will be in store Friday February 14, 2014 from 2pm-3pm to celebrate the launch of “The Blueprint” Jabbar Hi together with adidas Originals.

The first 50 people to purchase the “The Blueprint” Jabbar Hi will get priority for the meet and greet with Kareem.

Launching February 14, 2014 at adidas in the Quarter at 1:30PM, “The Blueprint” Jabbar Hi is crafted out of actual Tyvek® blueprint paper which includes white contrast stitching, laces, and printed graphics. Each player interviewed is printed on the right footbed, each response is printed on the left footbed. Available at adidas Originals retail stores and, $100.

adidas in the Quarter is an exclusive retail store and experience for fans to celebrate All-Star Weekend, open daily at 10am from 2/6 – 2/23 . It is located at 321 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA, 70130.


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