Where Jayson Tatum leads, other basketball players surely will follow.
The Nike basketball sneakers the Boston Celtics forward will debut Wednesday at TD Garden during the tilt with the Toronto Raptors certainly will draw attention, as they’ll feature a motorized, power-lacing technology that once belonged solely in the realm of science-fiction.
“Being one of the first athletes to wear the shoe and being picked as a representative of the future of Nike basketball means a lot,” Tatum told Nike’s website. “That the app allows the ability to put the shoe on and touch the button, change the colors, see the percentage on the battery … it’s just cool.”
While Tatum will be the first NBA player to wear the shoes, the Nike Adapt BB, he almost certainly won’t be the last.
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