In a recent interview with Sole Collector, SC asked former NBA star and the man whom the original Foamposite Ones were designed for, Penny Hardaway, if there was still a Foamposite he'd like to see come to fruition and he responded with "I'm still for that Golden State thing..."
For those of you not aware, Penny Hardaway was originally drafted third overall in the 1993 draft by the Golden State Warriors and subsequently traded - along with three future first round picks - to the Orlando Magic for Michigan standout Chris Webber. Shaquille O'Neal, who was Orlando's center at the time, helped sway management to make the trade based on the chemistry and relationship the two had developed during the filming of Shaq's movie, "Blue Chips." Coincidentally, Shaq and Penny's uniforms in that movie bear identical colors to that of the Warriors.
With the number of releases of Foamposites over the years, it is a bit surprising that we've yet to see a pack or iteration that commemorates one of the more poignant and relevant moments in Penny's career. Could a future release be on the horizon? We can only and keep our fingers crossed. Below is what we would imagine a potential "Golden State" Foamposite One would look like.
[via Sole Collector]