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This week’s Eastbay Memory Lane post takes a look into the basketball catalog from 1996. Featuring a handful of Nike Basketball athletes like Penny Hardaway, Jason Kidd, Reggie Miller, Lisa Leslie and of course Scottie Pippen. Of course the Nike Air More Uptempo that recently came back in retro form was one of the highlights of the catalog. However, how many people remember the little brother to the Air More Uptempo, the Air Much Uptempo?

Flipping through a couple more pages would have landed you at another unforgettable sneaker from Nike Basketball, the Zoom Flight 96 most commonly tied  to Jason Kidd. The Nike Air Flight 96, featuring styling similar to the Zoom Flight may also stir some memories with its heel Air unit and Phylon midfoot cushioning, it made its way onto the feet of teams from every level of play from grade school up to the pros.

Check out some of the pages from the 1996 Basketball catalog below.

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