“From a young age, Prince enjoyed basketball – as a player and a fan," the icon's estate said of the collaboration. "From his days playing at Bryant Junior High and Central High in South Minneapolis, through countless pick-up games while on the road with bandmates around the world, he enjoyed the camaraderie and competition of the game. This partnership brings together the city of Minneapolis, and more broadly the state of Minnesota, in an exciting effort to uniquely honor Prince. We look forward to initiatives ahead – both on and off the court – that will extend from this campaign and echo throughout the Twin Cities and beyond. Thanks to the Timberwolves, Nike and the NBA.”
The Timberwolves will also donate to non-profit organizations that advance causes important to Prince, with an on-court check presentation to these organizations at home games where the City Edition uniforms are worn. The uniforms will be worn for eight games throughout the regular season. Check out the promo video below.