At the end of April 2022, the community was surprised by the surprise announcement of the collaboration between Naruto and Air Jordan. Pushing for this special, unprecedented partnership was Zion Williamson, NBA basketball player who plays in the New Orleans Pelicans franchise. But how exactly did this crazy idea come about?

Recently, we were able to get a sneak peek at the Jordan and Naruto collaboration shoes that will be released soon. Wanting this project at all costs is that first overall pick of the 2019 NBA draftcurrently injured and not on the pitch.

A video released by the sports brand created by Micheal Jordan and Nike explains how the partnership came about. Williamson's passion for Masashi Kishimoto's shonen work was born when he was a child, poor and without much disposable income. In the interview, which you can find in the article, the basketball player explains that the story of Naruto Uzumaki, who, like him, had a sad childhood, has passed urged to believe in themselves and to achieve the set goals by making his dreams come true.

Williamson's towards Naruto is a genuine admiration. Despite being a fictional character, a bit like for all fans, the blonde ninja portrays one Example that guided him on his way to the NBA. As Zion rose to stardom, she couldn't help but celebrate her role model.

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