Fresh Looks at the Air Jordan 3 “Court Purple”
There’s been a huge influence by league franchises on Jordan Brand over the past 18 or so months, with releases in team colors (other than the Bulls) releasing more frequently than ever before. We’ve had Knicks 3s, PE-inspired releases like Q-Rich’s Air Jordan 13s, Ray Allen’s 7s and the upcoming Gary Payton Jordan 12 — even a four-franchise mash-up on the Air Jordan 2. But, for reasons unknown, Lakers colors have often been avoided. Strange, in that the Lakers are one of, if not the most supported NBA franchises on the planet. The brand finally caved in last year and gave us a Los-Angeles-like Air Jordan 13, and now it looks like we might be getting more, with a suspected Air Jordan 3 “Lakers” / “Court Purple” pair pegged for release. in November.
Sneaker leak page @zSneakerheadz has unveiled the pair, which is said to arrive in Black/Cement Grey-White-Court Purple (and other unlisted colors), and goes on further to say that the pair may well be inspired by Kobe’s gifted PE which was famously raffled off as part of a full 1-30 collection back in 2016:
Kobe Bryant’s Black Air Jordan 3 PE. (2016)
Of course, if the pair is due to be a Lakers-themed release, we’re not expecting it to arrive exactly like the original, which is why we’ve mocked-up an alternate version below in tumbled leathers, along with a few tweaks to the color blocking and placements. The source then went on to say that may even be a Pheonix Suns colorway, but we’re still waiting on the details. But wouldn’t it be befitting of Michael to honor his late friend with a special Mamba-inspired release? We thought so, too.
Pairs are currently set for a November 14th release. but given the mass migration of dates lately, the drop-date may change — so make sure you’re dialed into our official Twitter account for all the updates!
Update 06.22.20 // According to sneaker-leaker @wavegod_thelegend, November’s release for the Air Jordan 3 “Court Purple” has been canceled. The scenario is reported to be altered to a very limited F&F release or completely canceled with no pairs.
Update 08.18.20 // Fresh looks at the Air Jordan 3 “Court Purple” have arrived courtesy of @yankeekicks A release is still, at this stage, rumored to be scrapped.
Wanna know what confirmed Jordan Retro drops are on the way this year? Catch the full-rundown of 2020 Jordan Release Dates here.
Air Jordan 3 “Court Purple”
Style Code: CT8532-050
Color: Black/Cement Grey-White-Court Purple
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Update 07.07.20 // On-foot looks at the Air Jordan 3 “Court Purple” have arrived courtesy of @yankeekicks A release is still, at this stage, rumored to be scrapped.
Update 06.24.20 // Sneaker-sleuth @wavegod_thelegend has now provided us with a first look at the Air Jordan 3 “Court Purple” — and as previously hinted at, it is, in fact, a Pheonix Suns-inspired colorway, and not the predicted Lakers take. Grab a first look at the now-canceled below, and should any further details arise, we’ll be sure to keep you updated right here on HOUSE OF HEAT.