Before the likes of import talent such as Yao Ming and home grown sensation like Jeremy Lin, there was Michael Chang. Truly the first Asian American celebrity athlete in modern times, Chang came to the spotlight after defeating the then No. 1 tennis player in the world, Ivan Lendl, in the now legendary Fourth Round match during the 1989 French Open. Outmatched in every way, Chang held on during 4-hour long marathon play. Plagued by fatigue and cramps, Chang actually served under-hand to throw off Lendl’s rhythm. The tactic worked, Chang moved on and seven days later, became the youngest French Open men’s champion as well as the youngest Grand Slam men’s singles champion. With U.S. Open fast approaching, where Chang still held the longest match played there at 5 hours and 26 minutes, Reebok will be honoring this largely forgotten athlete with the re-release of his 1990 Reebok Court Victory Pump. Virtually identical to the ones he wore then, the signature edition saw a brief launch in 2010 for its 20th anniversary. Hopefully, it will be available at more retailers this time around. Look for Reebok Court Victory Pump “Michael Chang” at select Reebok stocklist like Feature Sneaker Boutique in Las Vegas.
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