After getting a look at the silhouette last month, here we showcase the first colorway that adidas is releasing of James Harden’s Harden Vol. 1 signature. Last year, Harden signed with a deal with the Three Stripes worth a cool $200 million USD.
In paying homage to his boyhood NBA aspirations, adidas now presents the Harden Vol. 1 “Imma Be a Star.” As a freshman in high school, James Harden wrote his dreams onto paper with a simple note promising his mom that he would eventually be just that, a star. Fast forward to today, and the now-point guard for the Houston Rockets is one of the deadliest scorers in the game and one of the league's best players.
"As every young kid, you have dreams... You have aspirations. You ask for things when you're a kid and one day, I asked my mom for some money and I wrote her a note," Harden explained. "It said, 'Could u wake me up at 7:00 and could u leave me a couple of dollars. P.S. Keep this paper. Imma be a star.'
"You have those visions when you're younger and you just don't know how to get to them," Harden continued. "I was one of those kids who figured it out and didn't let anything stop me."
The "Imma Be a Star" Harden Vol. 1 in turn boasts black Primeknit construction with flecks of gold, as well as a black suede toe shroud and full-length Boost TPU wrap. Additional gold accents can be found on the Harden Mark, lace tips and Three Stripes contrast, while the original note is showcased as a repeating graphic print on the sockliner.
James Harden's adidas Harden Vol. 1 "Imma Be a Star" ($160 USD) arrives on November 23 at Foot Locker and adidas.com.
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