Geno Auriemma and the UConn women won yet another basketball championship this year and to celebrate, famed sneaker artist Mache presented them with some custom Nike Kobe 9 Elites. Made specifically for Auriemma, they are meant to honor the program’s ninth title and feature special words and phrases such as “Conquer and dominate”, his personal wine and restaurant, 9 championships and “Philly raised”.
Mache had used an all-white pair of Kobe 9 Elites as his canvas.
Artist Erik Siador also got in on history, creating a mural comprised of nine individual frames to help celebrate this amazing accomplishment. The mural will eventually be placed in the Basketball Champions Center and sports some key elements–cutting down nets, a group of hands, Husky eyes–with links to the team. Check out detailed images of the sneakers and mural below.
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