Native Americans and Basketball: 6 Facts

You can't miss the fact that the Schimmels are playing for Louisville tonight. But who knew about Nike's "Air Native"? 

Shoni Schimmel (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

A few years ago Nike released the Nike N7, also dubbed “Air Native,” which featured white leather with pinstripe detailing alongside blue, orange, and black accents. The shoe is just one part of Nike’s larger campaign to market its products to Native American communities directly. It lists St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford as a campaign ambassador along with Oregon State University basketball coach Craig Robinson, Michelle Obama’s brother …

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