With the Celtics winning the NBA Championship and with the 2008 Beijing Summer Games approaching quickly, all of Basketball Nation’s eyes are impatiently waiting for the tip-off to the Summer Olympics Basketball games. Initially, the Beijing Olympics were set to be a homecoming party for Yao Ming and Yi JianLian, unfortunately, Yao got injured towards the end of the Rockets’ season. Yi though, is slated to run with his Chinese squad.
As we mentioned during our extensive coverage of the Nike Hyperdunk, the Hyperdunk will serve as Nike’s showcase piece for Nike Olympics Basketball athletes. As part of this, many of the Nike’s players and Nike sponsored Olympic teams will wear PE editions of the Nike Hyperdunk. Yi JianLian is set to wear a traditionally Chinese colored Red/Gold/Black Nike Hyperdunk that also features Yi’s Scorpion/Yi logo at the tongue and his Olympics number 11 on the medial toe.
The “Yi” Nike Hyperdunk PE has release in China and will make it’s way into the House of Hoops by Foot Locker late July.
Images via [RMK]
More After the Jump