adidas fetes newly minted NBA MVP Harden with limited edition releases

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THE SPECIAL EDITION Harden MVP Collection: (from left) Harden Vol. 2, Harden B/E X and Harden LS 2. — ADIDAS BASKETBALL

FOLLOWING his naming as the National Basketball Association most valuable player for the 2017-18 season, adidas Basketball has released special editions of star guard James Harden’s shoes.

Leading the Houston Rockets to the Western Conference Finals in the just-concluded season while posting solid all-around numbers of 28.6 points, 8.5 assists, 5.2 rebounds and 2.2 steals, Mr. Harden had a record-setting time, which adidas wants to highlight in unveiling the special edition Harden MVP Collection.

Featuring the Harden Vol. 2, Harden LS 2, and Harden B/E (Brothers Through Everything) X models, these three new stars in the Harden collection recognize his path to MVP and are available for limited release.

The MVP Collection features a blue and gold color palette inspired by the seal of the City of Compton, where James grew up, with MVP callouts to honor No. 13’s “Imma Be A Star” story.

The collection story begins with the family and friends who supported Mr. Harden through it all and are represented by the Harden B/E X. The latest iteration of Mr. Harden’s performance line sits atop full-length Bounce cushioning and is designed with black, blue, and gold details.

The lifestyle evolution of the Harden collection, Harden LS 2, is a personal favorite of Mr. James’ mother Monja, who has known his star-potential from the start.

Harden Vol. 2 is the signature model of Mr. Harden’s collection which he wore on-court throughout his MVP season. Its unique build was constructed to elevate his deceptive footwork and amplify his ability to create space.

Harden Vol. 2 (P8,000), Harden LS 2 (P9,000) and Harden B/E X (P5,500) are available in limited quantities in adidas Trinoma, adidas BGC, and Titan. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo