LOOK: Marc Pingris' custom Jordans have that Sakuragi touch
ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 15, 2018 08:01 PM
Marc Pingris is the Pinoy Sakuragi. His Jordan XIIIs says so. (Photo from Marc Pingirs' Instagram @jeanmarc15)
Marc Pingris is really taking the whole 'Pinoy Sakuragi' moniker seriously.
The feisty Magnolia forward recently unveiled his personalized Jordan XIIIs on Instagram that has the famous Japanese anime character Hanamichi Sakuragi painted on one side of the shoe.
The artwork depicts Pingris himself, wearing his Magnolia Hotshots jersey battling for position against the 'Slam Dunk' protagonist.
On the other pair, Pingris is proudly donning his now iconic Gilas Pilipinas jersey, complete with his arm tattoo and his black shooting sleeve.
Each artwork has a yellow accent on the background, to complement the red and blue colorway of the classic sneaker.
The 36-year-old forward is slowly making his way back from injury after tearing his ACL last March. He is expected to return after 6-8 months.