Nike Basketball Reveals Their Upcoming Black History Month Collection [PHOTOS]

Beginning in February, Black History Month serves as a time to celebrate the accomplishments of African-Americans across the country who have achieved in the face of oppressive conditions, along with bringing much-needed awareness to the lives of minorities everywhere. Many companies, media outlets, and brands, such as Essence Magazine, have honored black people everywhere, and Nike Basketball has decided to do the same.

This year, Nike continues their tradition of commemorating the many African-Americans that don their products throughout the year. For this year’s contribution, the brand reveals a massive collection, including iterations of classic silhouettes such as the Kyrie 2, LeBron 13, Kobe 11, and KD 8. Each pair of sneakers except the Kobe 11s features tribal print designs placed strategically throughout, while all sneakers feature a black upper construction, contrasting accent color, and matching tonal laces.

Look for the line to drop on Martin Luther King Day (January 18) online and at select Nike retailers. In addition, proceeds from the Nike Black History Month collection will be donated to various charities across the country. Check out a few pieces from the collection, up top in the gallery now.

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