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After suffering a season-ending torn left ACL injury last March, Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio returned to the court this season wearing a new brand.
Officially announced in October, Rubio signed a multi-year endorsement deal with adidas Basketball, a brand intrigued by Ricky’s flashy skillset and international appeal. The deal called for Rubio to be involved in product development and marketing initiatives, a little bit of both seen here in this adizero Crazy Light 2 PE release.
Worn by Rubio in some of Minnesota’s road games, this Crazy Light 2 is black-based with Capital Blue working the laces, SprintFrame heel counter and midsole. Metallic Silver also helps along the inner lining, 3-Stripe borders, adizero pinline and outsole. For an added touch of personalization, Rubio’s name and signature have been etched into the heel tab.
At just 9.5 ounces, the Crazy Light 2 is the lightest basketball shoe on the market. It features a triple-layered SprintWeb build that is fused to a nylon textile base. Rubio fans can pick up these limited Player Edition adidas basketball shoes here today.
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