Big brands like Nike are always looking for ways to give back, and this weekend Nike debuted the first Nike Basketball Academy at the Santa Monica Airport’s Barker Hanger. Nike Basketball players like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Kyrie Irving are on hand to instruct and play against some of the best high school athletes and college basketball players. For many players this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to play with their idols. For some, this is the beginning of the journey where their idols become their rivals as they look forward to a rich career in the pros.

Not one to let an opportunity like this go to waste, Nike slyly debuted a new colorway of the Kyrie 1, one that is being called “The Warhawk.” Shown off by Instagram user regularolty, the colorway reportedly inspired by the warplanes from World War II. The upper is predominately olive grey, with some bold features. The heel is wrapped with a black and yellow diamond/checkerboard pattern, a bright red outsole adds a punch, and the number 2 is painted on the heel in front of a blue and white gradient background. This won’t be the first time that Nike has looked to the Warhawk for inspiration, but it will certainly be the most accessible.

There’s no word on a release date at this time.

 

Warhawk inspired Nike Kyrie 1 for "The Academy" at the Hangar. #kyrie1 #kyrie #nikebasketball

A photo posted by Mr. Ty (@regularolty) on Jun 27, 2015 at 3:36pm PDT

 

 

Warhawk inspired Nike Kyrie 1 for "The Academy" at the Hangar. #kyrie1 #kyrie #nikebasketball #details

A photo posted by Mr. Ty (@regularolty) on Jun 27, 2015 at 3:25pm PDT

[via regularolty on Instagram]

 

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