The NBA is celebrating its 68th anniversary this month by releasing its own sneaker. In a sport where fans pay as much attention to players' sneakers as they do the actual game, it's an appropriate way to celebrate the league.

The "NBA Anniversary 2014" is a high-top shoe that features a patriotic color palette with stars emblazoned on the ankle collar. The NBA logo is also branded on the tongue of the sneakers.

The commemorative sneaker releases on the league's anniversary date—June 6—and is limited to 1,946 pairs as a nod to the NBA's founding year. No official word yet on retail price or where fans can actually purchase the sneakers, but one would have to believe this will be an NBA Store exclusive.

[via HPbasketball]