Nike Dunk High Black Fives. Special Edition for the Brooklyn Smart Set, 1907-08 Colored Basketball World Champions The Smart Set Athletic Club was founded in 1905 and is credited with assembling the first formally organized all-black basketball team which debuted in 1907. Later that year the team joined the Olympian Athletic League along with the St. Christopher Club and Marathon Athletic Club. SZmart Set members came from a tight-knit clique of well-educated, affluent, "old-money" African Americans who resided in the predominantly white Stuyvesant Heights section of Brooklyn. These players weren't just prima donnas; the teams' complete dominance of other black fives earned them the nickname "The Grave Diggers". The Smart Set Athletic Club won the Olympian Athletic League Championship title during its only two seasons and also won the first two Colored World Basketball Championships for 1907-08 and 1908-09.
The Nike Dunk made its debut in 1985 as a technical basketball sneaker. Designed with multiple panels for support and a low profile to enhance movement on the court, the Nike Dunk was an instant hit. Plus, Nike added to their popularity by producing the Dunk in specific colorways designed to match college uniforms. After a period of cease production, the Nike Dunk returned in 1998 and is still very popular today.
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