One of Jordan Brand’s upcoming Air Jordan releases 2019 will a Why Not Zer0.2 colorway paying tribute to Russell Westbrook’s deceased friend. Every opportunity he gets, Russell Westbrook honors his late friend, Khelcey Barrs III. Khelcey has been a source of inspiration and motivation for him. Remembering his friend has given Russell Westbrook an extra drive and push throughout his professional basketball career. Consequently, not only has he become one of the greatest talents in the sports and accomplish what Khelcey could potentially have, had he still been around today. Thus, Russell Westbrook has nicknamed his latest Jordan Why Not Zer0.2 colorway Khelcey Barrs III.
Actually, every Jordan Why Zer0.2 colorway to have hit the shelves so far has honored Khelcey Bars III due to a Black-colored mark that appears on the medial sides of the toeboxes. This particular iteration is multicolored, dressed up in almost pastel-like shades that include Atmospheric Grey, Gunsmoke, Vast Grey and White, all of which make it look somewhat Easter-themed as well. Nonetheless, the medial side of the left shoe’s heel has a tag that has “KB3” printed over it. Russell Westbrook’s own signature can be spotted over the heel tags. This tribute colorway will be among Air Jordan releases 2019 making arriving on Nike.com in the coming weeks.
Khelcey Bars III and Russell Westbrook spent most of their childhood playing basketball, either on the court or at Khelcey’s place, playing NBA Street on his GameCube. Khelcey passed away at the age of 16 after suffering a heart attack while at the gymnasium of the Los Angeles Southwest College. It was later discovered that he actually had an enlarged heart, something that not even Khelcey himself knew about. The same day that Khelcey collapsed at the gym, Russell had been playing on the third court there, although he was not present when his friend took his last breath. It was this incident that ultimately fueled Russell Westbrook’s determination.