Currently an art teacher at a public high school in Shanghai, Wang Tao (aka ABB) thought little about the sport of basketball till a few pickup games with his students. To avoid more embarrassing losses to his student, Tao went on a personal training regiment and soon the basketball theme started to appear in his art works. Now known for his highly imaginative illustrations in relation to sports, particularly with basketball, http://jumpman23.com” target=”_blank”>Jordan Brand asked this future comic book artist to pen a special graphic tee in conjunction with the launch of http://freshnessmag.com/2013/07/24/air-jordan-1-retro-high-og-xq-xi-qing/” target=”_blank”>Air Jordan 1 XQ “Xi Qing” this weekend. The result is a detailed sketch of the shoe splintering upon impact, with Michael Jordan-like shrapnel darting forward at full speed. This violent episode is how Tao sees the Air Jordan 1, a mysterious vessel not unlike the Genie’s Lamp. And just like Aladdin did in the tale of Arabian Nights, the wearer of Air Jordan 1 is capable of unleashing his (hers) full potentials, ambitions, hopes, and dreams.
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