The end to its 40-year-old drought was within sight when the New York Knicks plowed their way through contenders in this year’s NBA Playoffs. And while the endeavor ended prematurely, the tireless efforts by Carmelo Anthony, Amar’e Stoudemire, J.R. Smith, Tyson Chandler, Jason Kidd, and company did put the Knickerbockers on its first Conference Semifinals appearance since 2000, a task worthy of commemoration. A reason why Champs Sports curated a special Jordan Collection for its The Game Plan initiative.
Even till now, no one is certain about the back story of the Air Jordan VIII Retro “Citrus”. Many argued about its origin as a tribute to the Phoenix Suns and its 1993 run to NBA Championship Game against the Chicago Bulls, only to have Michael Jordan dropped an average of 41 points to clenched title for his team. Others have said it was a homage of sort for Knicks’ Patrick Ewing, John Starks, and Charles Oakley, who battled against His Airness throughout their careers.
No matter its origin, the Jordan Citrus Collection has something for everyone, from the fore-mentioned Nike Jordan Retro 8 to Flight Club ’91, and a pair of Retro 8 Slide for that visit to the beach. There will also be a slew of matching apparel and accessories for you renew your allegiance to the Blue and Orange this summer. The Jordan Citrus Collection from The Game Plan by Champs Sports is available now through Champs Sports locations near you and its online store.
Nike Jordan Retro 8 – ‘Black/Bright Citrus/Deep Royal/Cool Grey’ – $160
A case for the Suns: Jordan in 1993 rocking the Retro 8’s against the Suns, Nike dipped the sneaker in Black and grew suede detailing along with the bright citrus and deep blue colorway.
Flight Club ‘91 – ‘Black/Bright Citrus/Deep Royal/Cool Grey- $140
A case for the Knicks: The styling of the V transcends the original line of Jordan. This flight ’91 gives us a good vision of what a Knicks inspired VI would look dripped in black, bright citrus, and deep Royal.
Retro 8 Slide- ‘Black/Bright Citrus/Deep Royal/Grey’- $52
Slip into summer with this slide derived from the Retro 8.
Retro 8 Tank –‘White/Deep Royal/Bright Citrus/Black’- $36.00
Bringing us back to the 90s, this fresh tanks hooks perfectly with rest of the collection.
23 Paint Tee- ‘Grey/Bright Citrus/Deep Royal/White’- $36.00
A classic 23 tee that goes hand in hand with the Retro 8 sneaker.
Jordan Bright Light Shorts ‘Deep Royal/Bright Citrus/White’ – $45.00
Just like a quick cross-over, turn the heads of the competition with these Jordan shorts, as seen in the Champs Sports commercial featuring Russell Westbrook.
Jordan Aero Fly Short ‘Bright Citrus/ Deep Royal’
Like a smooth MJ finger roll, these shorts are automatic every time.
Jordan Performance Sock ‘Bright Citrus/Deep Royal’
Let your haters hate with the perfect hook to this Collection.