Fifteen years ago Carmelo Antony became the most outstanding player in the 2003 National Championship. The Syracuse boys were able to outlast Kansas Jayhawks and Carmelo’s efforts in that game earned him the Most Outstanding Player trophy. This remarkable run happened on the 9th April, 15 years ago when Carmelo Antony was only 18 years old and in commemoration of this major achievement, Nike has announced the release of a new sneaker; Air Jordan 9 “Melo”. This sneaker celebrates the 15th anniversary of Carmelo Antony’s incredible effort during the game and how he led Syracuse University to their first and only National Championship trophy.
Air Jordan 9 “Melo”
Style Code: 302370-122
Release Date: April 27, 2018
The new Air Jordan 9 “Melo” has gold and brown detailing that is borrowed from the trophy that Carmelo won, white leather base, Carmelo’s number 15 appears on the heels, on both inner soles is his logo and finally to complete the look, the sneaker has wood grain resembling leather surrounding it. This gives the sneaker a complete look, one of luxury, style, and comfort. It is a sneaker that will no doubt be popular after release and make heads turn everywhere it steps.
The sneaker will be a special limited edition and sneaker finders will have to be on alert to get a pair. Given it will be limited and it commemorates a special occasion that launched Carmelo Antony’s career into NBA, sales will be rocketing. Its designs are also on point and makes it one of the best looking Jordan 2018 releases.
The sneaker will be released on the 27th April 2018 and will be available in select Nike stores and online. Even though the date is not that far, the Air Jordan 9 “Melo” fans cannot wait to get a pair. The fact that the sneaker is a limited edition hardly plays in their favor because this means they will be flying out of the shelves. Sneaker finders and fans on the sneaker better have the 27th circled on their calendars and their eyes set on the nearest Jordan stores or online. Getting the sneaker as soon as they launch is the only way to get this trophy themed sneaker.
During the game, Carmelo posted 20 points 7 assists and 10 boards which just underlines how much work and effort he put into the game. He was only 18 years at the time but this did not stop him from giving everything he got into the game. He showed character, determination, and passion. He almost single handed won the National Championship for Syracuse Orange and his work was rewarded. He was deservingly named Most Outstanding Player which was a first for him. His rewards also included the launch of his NBA career as various teams took interest in him. He was an upcoming legend and his potential had been spotted. Now his one of the greatest NBA players and it all leads back to that incredible game.
The new Air Jordan 9 “Melo” takes inspiration from the incredible performance and celebrates Carmelo winning the trophy. Looking at the sneaker, it takes you back to 2003 with Carmelo Antony kissing the trophy and for this, the new Jordan release 2018 has achieved its goal.
Carmelo Antony’s career will always date back to that game at Syracuse University and Jordan Brand couldn’t choose a better event to celebrate him for. The new sneaker will be on top of the charts in Jordan Brand releases 2018 and as sneaker fans hope the same is released every year, they, for now, have the “Melo” dubbed sneaker to celebrate now.