zion williamson he is a raging fan of Naruto, and his first collection of custom Jordan Brand sneakers pay homage to the anime created by Masashi Kishimoto. His next release is the Zion Williamson x Naruto x Air Jordan 37 Rasengan.
The Pelicans power forward, just 22 years old, comes from overcoming several injuries that affected his development in the NBA. Today he is called to the All-Star, although he still has to recover from more physical problems.
In the meantime, we already know the new silhouette of his Naruto-themed sneakers.
The Zion Williamson x Naruto x Air Jordan 37 Rasengan features an all-blue upper, inspired by Naruto’s spinning chakra ball that destroys anything it touches.
Atomic green details appear on the top of the tongues in the form of embroidered claw marks on the ankle pads.
For their part, the patches on the tongue are highlighted in metallic silver. Rasengan chakra orbs adorn the stencils, completing the design, according to the description of Hypebeast.
The Zion Williamson x Naruto x Air Jordan 37 Rasengan shoes will be on sale on February 20, both on the official Nike portal and at select retailers.
The evolution of Zion Williamson in the NBA
Zion Williamson was selected first in the first round of the 2019 NBA Draft, out of Duke.
Born in Salisbury, North Carolina, in his first season he scored an average of 22.5 points per game in 24 games. In the second he scored 27 points per game, in 61 commitments.
But he missed the entire third season with a foot injury, returning in 2022-23. His current average is 26 points per game, with 7 rebounds and 4.6 assists, in 29 games.
LeBron James selected him for his All-Star team, along with Stephen Curry (injured and at high risk of missing the game), Luka Doncic and Nikola Jokic. It will be his second All-Star in his short career.
All-Star 2023 is played on February 19 in Salt Lake City, Utah.