To ring in the inaugural World Basketball Festival, Mr. Big Pimpin’ himself, Jay-Z, has unveiled his collection of Air Force Ones. The All Black Everything collection, courtesy of Nike, has been donated to the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation which will, in turn, auction the shoes on eBay today, August 12th at www.ebay.com/jayznikewbf. Only two pairs of each of the five designs has been made– one for the highest bidder, and one for Hov himself.
And for those of us who can only aspire to own these kicks, Jay-Z is easing our pain by taking the stage at Radio City Music Hall tonight at 6:30 after the on-court presentation of the finalists for the 2010 USA Basketball World Championship team. The performance for the festival– brought to us by Converse, Nike Basketball, and the Jordan Brand –will stream live beginning at 6:30 at www.facbeook.com/wbf.