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October 17th
Reebok Shaqnosis “Escape From LA”

There’s no doubt that Shaquille O’Neal will go down in the history books as one of the most dominant big men to ever play in the NBA. While attracting attention in his early years playing for the Orlando Magic, the real spotlight arrived when the championships did: in Los Angeles. The dominant Los Angeles Lakers were led by the duo of Shaq and Kobe, and at the time, they were knocking at the door of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen of 1990’s Chicago Bulls as the definitive greatest duo of all time. After three championships, the attention under the microscope and the overflowing amounts of praise, came the spotlight that couldn’t be shared for the two stars.

With emotions riding high between Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant, the big man decided to leave to Los Angeles for South Beach. Recognizing this pivotal era in Shaq’s career, Reebok created the Reebok Shaqnosis “Escape From LA.” Sporting a black base, the colors on the sneaker are a mixture of yellow and purple (for the LA Lakers) as well as black and red (for the Miami Heat). You also can’t forget about the gold Shaq logo, which is the same color as those championship trophies he brought “home” to both organizations.

Releasing in stores and online on Friday.