adidas Basketball celebrated a momentous homecoming in Atlanta with NBA shooting guard Anthony Edwards, marking the launch of his first signature shoe, the AE 1. The event was a tribute to Edwards’ deep connections to his hometown, his remarkable basketball journey, and his commitment to giving back to his community.
The day commenced with the AE5 Basketball Camp, where young basketball enthusiasts had the unique opportunity to learn and train with Anthony Edwards. During the camp, Edwards unveiled the AE 1, providing the attendees with an exclusive first look. The launch was not just about introducing an innovative basketball shoe but also a reflection of Edwards’ inspiring journey, passion, and his charismatic presence both on and off the court.
Edwards then emotionally visited his childhood home, presenting the AE 1 shoe to his grandfather, one of his greatest inspirations. This heartwarming moment symbolized the intersection of his personal and professional life, emphasizing his deep-rooted connections to his origins.
In the evening, the AE 1 Homecoming event brought together family, friends, and the Oakland City Community, celebrating Anthony’s return to his hometown. The event featured a grand entry by Anthony Edwards, accompanied by a marching band. Several notable figures, including Commissioner Khadijah Abdur-Rahman and State Representative Park Cannon attended it.
The evening reached its climax with Anthony Edwards expressing gratitude for his journey. The night featured performances by his brother, bdifferent, and a surprise performance by Oakland City legend Lil Baby.
This upcoming winter, Anthony Edwards will collaborate with adidas Basketball to launch the AE 1, a signature shoe designed to his exacting specifications. This partnership signifies the merging of Edwards’ dynamic spirit, explosive talent, and limitless versatility with adidas Basketball’s legacy of excellence.
More details about the AE 1 will be unveiled in December 2023.