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The latest Converse x Chinatown Market collection tells the story of two NBA
two NBA champion franchises this spring. The new collaboration features Jeff Hamilton’s nostalgic league championship designs for the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls.
This spring, two of the NBA’s most storied franchises and their groundbreaking success stories will be reinterpreted on two Converse classics. In collaboration with Chinatown Market and Jeff Hamilton, the Converse Pro Leather and Chuck 70s are inspired by the Hamilton jackets worn by the league’s elite over the past three decades.
As a tribute to Hamilton, the Los Angeles Lakers’ famous three-time NBA championship in 2002 serves as inspiration for the first Pro Leather, a basketball classic made famous in 1976 by the high-flying style of Julius “Dr. J” Erving. Rebuilt stitch-for-stitch in 2019, the simple yet structured leather upper sports an LA skyline.
The silhouette also features an embroidered “3-In-ARow” graphic by the ankle and layers of patches reminiscent of the famous jackets. As a complement, the Lakers-inspired Chuck 70s also feature a skyline graphic around the leather upper topped with transparent Chuck patches.