Brazil superstar Neymar Jr has teamed up with NBA legend Michael Jordan in a rare collaboration with NIKE.
Like most Basketball fans, Neymar idolized Michael Jordan in the NBA as a child. Fast forward to today, and Jordan is now watching one of the worlds most prolific footballers.
Neymar is the first footballer to present the ‘Jumpman’ on his football merchandise.
Together, the pair have come up with two unique world first NIKE products.
Neymar releases his NJR x Jordan Hypervenom boot, inspired by Jordan’s V lows. The boot will honour the NBA superstar with the ‘Jumpman’ on the back and number 23 on the right.
The Brazilian will show off the boot at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
NEYMAR ON JORDAN
“Michael Jordan set the standard for greatness. He’s an incredible competitor and a champion. I’ve always admired him, so to collaborate with him and have his icon on my boots means a great deal to me.”
JORDAN ON NEYMAR
“I’m excited that Neymar and the Jordan brand are working together,” said Michael Jordan. “I’m a fan of his creativity, style and passion for the game of soccer. He’s a special player and I look forward to this collaboration.”
Jordan brand have also released a special edition of the Jordan V Low’s with Neymar’s name stitched inside the tongue of the shoe.