Foot Locker & Jordan Brand Announce ‘Bold Like Kawhi’ Gatorade Campaign Featuring Kawhi Leonard

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Spot features the Air Jordan Gatorade Collection; Cameos by LaMarcus Aldridge and Nipsey Hussle

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2017 — Foot Locker (NYSE: FL) and Jordan Brand today announced the digital launch of their joint holiday campaign featuring NBA star Kawhi Leonard, with cameos by Leonard's teammate LaMarcus Aldridge and rapper Nipsey Hussle. The spot, titled “Bold Like Kawhi” comedically highlights Leonard's unexpected day in his new Air Jordan I OG High Gatorade sneakers.

Everyone knows Kawhi Leonard’s got game. But who is the real Kawhi? Now that he’s got the new Jordan x Gatorade Air Jordan 1’s the world is about to find out.

The spot opens with Leonard in a locker room, unwrapping a holiday gift from Aldridge. Inside the gift box he finds an orange flavorway pair of Gatorade AJ Is. Leonard, who is known for his focused and even-keeled demeanor, goes on to have an unusually crazy day in his bold new shoes. He does karate, drives a low-rider, hits a recording studio with Hussle, parties at a nightclub with Les Twins and to top it off, he chronicles the whole day on social media. When asked by a reporter about his day, Leonard says with a sly grin, “I was hacked.”  

“I had a ton of fun partnering with Foot Locker and Jordan Brand to show off another side of my personality that most fans don't get to see every day,” said Leonard. “Being part of a holiday campaign that pays homage to the original 'Be Like Mike' Gatorade ad is really special.”

The campaign features a premium assortment of the Air Jordan Gatorade Collection, including the Air Jordan I OG High Gatorade in four flavorways – Orange, Lemon Lime, Grape and Cool Blue – (launching Dec. 26) and Air Jordan VI Gatorade (launching Dec. 30), available at select Foot Locker stores nationwide and on Visit Launch Locator to find local stores and release procedures.

“We were thrilled to partner with Kawhi Leonard for our Jordan holiday campaign,” said Patrick Walsh, VP of Marketing for Foot Locker North America, “We all know Kawhi is bold on the court, but highlighting his style and confidence in the new Air Jordan Gatorade Collection will help all of our customers at Foot Locker make bold sneaker selections this holiday season.”

The spot, which will make its broadcast debut on ESPN during the NBA Christmas Day games on Dec. 25, was created by worldwide agency BBDO.

Additional information may be found at | Twitter: @footlocker @jumpman23 | Instagram: @footlocker @jumpman23 | YouTube: | Blog: | Facebook: | Foot Locker App #BoldLikeKawhi

About Foot Locker:

Foot Locker is part of Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) is a specialty athletic retailer that operates more than 3,350 stores in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Through its Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Footaction, Runners Point, Sidestep and SIX:02 retail stores, as well as its direct-to-customer channels, including and, the Company is a leading provider of athletic footwear and apparel.

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SOURCE Foot Locker, Inc.

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Maria Burns

Maria Burns

Maria is a Viral News Editor who graduated from the University Of California. She likes social media trends, being semi-healthy, Buffalo Wild Wings and vodka with lime. When she isn’t writing, Maria loves to travel. She last went to Thailand to play with elephants and is planning a trip to Bali.
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