Nigerian-American basketball player, Giannis Antetokounmpo is set to release a limited edition of sneakers inspired by the iconic movie, ‘Coming to America’.
Nigeria News Agency reports that Antetokounmpo has had a good run in 2019 culminated by his MVP win in June where he gave an emotional tribute to his family.
He received the ‘Most Improved Player’ award in 2017 and has received three All-Star selections, and led the Eastern Conference in voting in 2019.
His sneaker line tagged ‘Nike Zoom Freak 1′, which is in collaboration with Nike, is timely as fans of the 1988 classic are patiently waiting for the earlier announced sequel.
‘Coming To America’ is a comedy that follows Akeem Joffer (played by Eddie Murphy), the crown prince of the fictional African nation of Zamunda, who travels to the United States in the hopes of finding a woman he can marry.
The designs are also being made in collaboration with Paramount Pictures, the studio behind the film and it’s upcoming sequel.
Edited by Ekemini Ladejobi