When most people think of a sports drink they typically think of Gatorade, but I don’t. I have always thought that Sprite was the real sports drink…. Well, at least the real NBA drink. Growing up in the 90’s my favorite athletes were endorsed by the popular lemon-lime drink: Grant Hill and Allen Iverson. If you know anything about sneakers, this blog, or breathing, you know that both of those players had some of the dopest sneakers released in the 90’s. To me this means that Sprite is also the official sneaker drink as well.
Nike LeBron “Sprite” 8 V2 Low
Even Nike realizes that Sprite and sneakers belong together which is why they have continuously used the drinks colorway on Lebron’s who is endorsed by….. I think you know.He even has his own Sprite flavor that was named after his former number…. which seems like a bad decision today.
Slightly off topic: There’s been a lot of speculation as to how Lebrons’ hairline grew back and I’m here to set the record straight. It was increasing the amount of Sprite in his diet, which also contributed to his much leaner appearance. You can take my word for it becuase I have no medical education or experience.
Oh yeah, Kobe was endorsed too…..whatever.
The NBA dunk contest isn’t just “The Dunk Contest”. It’s official name is the The Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. In 2012 Sprite became the official soft drink of the NBA beating out Coca-Cola and Pepsi. We all know (and Sprite does too) that sneaker culture was birthed through the NBA, giving their brand leverage over the rest to appeal to us sneaker collectors.
Check out the Fila Grant Hill 1’s he’s wearing
Grant Hill drinks Sprite?
So, what’s my point? I’m here to tell you that if you collect sneakers you’re unofficially endorsed by Sprite. So, when you get your first check I’ll be expecting my 10%.
Random fact: My email address used to be firstname.lastname@example.org