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Limited edition NBA shoe to be launched wolrdwide

( Updated: 2014-06-03 09:22

Limited edition NBA shoe to be launched wolrdwide

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver autographs the first pair of limited-edition NBA Anniversary 2014 shoes. Provided to

BEIJING AND NEW YORK - The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced it will launch a limited-edition NBA-branded shoe, NBA Anniversary 2014, on June 6. Only 1,946 pairs will be available to commemorate the NBA's first year in 1946. The launch will coincide with the start of the 2014 NBA Finals.

Limited edition NBA shoe to be launched wolrdwide
Limited-edition NBA Anniversary 2014 shoes

The shoe will have a suggested retail of $119, and will be available globally on, the NBA Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City, NBA's official WeChat account "nbashoes" in China, in Mexico, in India, and NBA Shop in Taipei.

Each pair of shoes will be a collector's item, identified with a unique four-digit serial number, sequentially numbered from 0001 to 1946 and includes an Official NBA Certificate of Authenticity.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will autographthe first pair of shoeswith the serial number 0001 which will be auctioned live on on June 6. The proceeds will benefit NBA Cares community partners as part of the league's social responsibility efforts.

"The global popularity of the NBA is at an all-time high and we wanted to create a unique product that would allow fans around the world to display their passion for the NBA," said Sal LaRocca, NBA President, Global Operations and Merchandising."This shoegives collectors the opportunity to celebrate the league's incredible heritage."

The shoe featuresa red, white and blue design inspired by the NBA logo, while the 30 stars on the heelcommemoratethe league's 30 teams andits world class athletes. The shoe is packaged in a specially crafted boxwith the league's most significant milestones and the 30 team logos etched in gold on the inside of the cover.

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