Nike More than the shoe

But before Le Bron

Before Basketball

Before Team Sports and Hoops and NBA Finals

There was Nike

Winged Victory of Samothrace, The Louvre, France

The Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace, is a marble Hellenistic sculpture of Nike (the Greek goddess of victory), that was created about the 2nd century BC. Since 1884, it has been prominently displayed at the Louvre and is one of the most celebrated sculptures in the world. H.W. Janson described it as "the greatest masterpiece of Hellenistic sculpture",and it is one of a small number of major Hellenistic statues surviving in the original, rather than Roman copies.

So why would they name a shoe after a statue?

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Created with images by sadatshami - "Statue of Nike" • sadatshami - "Statue of Nike" • Klearchos Kapoutsis - "Winged Victory of Samothrace"

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