Jayson Tatum Wears China Streetball Tournament-Inspired Jordan Tatum 2 to Start the NBA Finals

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The NBA Finals are here, and Jayson Tatum hit the court during Game 1 in a bold player edition (PE) of his Jordan Tatum 2 signature shoe.

Jordan Brand created the Jordan Tatum 2 “Next Stop Dongdan” PE for the Boston Celtics star, a shoe inspired by Dongdan, a summer streetball tournament that takes place in China. The brand said this colorway “celebrates the culture and sunsets that can only be witnessed at the tournament.”

The look is replete with purple, pink and turquoise hues, and features an eye-catching pattern on the upper utilizing those colors.

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Jayson Tatum in the Jordan Tatum 2 “Next Stop Dongdan.”

Although this colorway isn’t available at retail, several other Jordan Tatum 2 colorways can be shopped now via Nike.com. The shoe retails for $125.

In terms of tech, the Jordan Tatum 2 is constructed with a full-length Nike Air Strobel unit to support quick shifts, a supportive Phylon frame that is paired with a flexible plastic insert at the heel to work with the wearer’s movement, and strategically placed foam and textile pods at key pressure points on the foot for comfort without sacrificing support. Also, Jordan Brand reduced the amount of rubber on the outsole and created a single layer mesh upper, which the brand explained creates “the lightest shoe in the Jordan lineup.”

The Celtics beat the Dallas Mavericks 107-89 in Game 1 on Thursday night at the TD Garden in Boston. Game 2 is scheduled for Sunday at 8 p.m. ET, and will air live on ABC.

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