Brief Description: During the 2002 NBA play-offs, Nike debuted a TV commercial campaign that sent Vince Carter AKA Dr. Funk, Jermaine O’Neal, Paul Pierce, Baron Davis and Jerry Stackhouse back in time to play for a fictional ABA team called the Roswell Rayguns. The commercials featured a funky appearance from legendary Parliament musician and ’70s funk icon Bootsy Collins. “It’s 1975 and we’re just keeping the funk alive!” Bootsy Collins sang as the Rayguns took on the NBA teams of yesteryear.
One the best customisers on the planet, Methamphibian, painted a pair of Rayguns Air Force 1’s based on the Roswell Rayguns Jersey to promote the launch of Nike Basketball. Pictures made their way onto NikeTalk.com and then, out of nowhere, the Roswell Rayguns dunk appeared at the end of 2002 at San Diego’s ASR Trade Show and online at Fixins.com. Anticipation for these mysteriously funky dunks was stalled when word got out that these kicks would remain as FT samples. *via crooked tongues*
Rareness at launch (out of 10, 10 being hardest to get): 3 (these weren’t rare but the demand exceeded the supply making them harder to get than any other 3 rated dunk)