Scottie Pippen didn’t just redefine what it means to be a supporting player. He injected a level of greatness to it and solidified it as a crucial piece to a championship dynasty. In the 90s, Nike recognized Pippen’s contributions and made him the face of a budding category within Nike Basketball that exemplified the perfect blend of Force and Flight. It was called Uptempo, perhaps one of the brand’s sexiest product lines in history.
While Pippen retros and his associated acts such as the Air More Uptempo and Air Maestro were celebrated over the years, Nike never supported it was a true rebirth campaign until now. With the help of KITH, Nike has reinvigorated the Pippen legacy with four special-edition concepts of the Air Maestro II and Air Pippen 1.
While KITH remains mum about release date info, they did release this short film today that reflect on Pip’s career through New York City streetball. Peep the video here and stay tuned for official release date information on the KITH x Nike Scottie Pippen collection.