UNO celebrates its 50th anniversary by collaborating with Nike and NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo

UNO celebrates its 50th anniversary by collaborating with Nike and NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo
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Everyone’s favourite mobile card game UNO is set to collaborate with Nike! Mattel, Inc., has just announced that UNO and Nike will be joining forces to create a groundbreaking product line featuring the most valuable player of the 2019-20 Kia NBA and diehard UNO fan, Giannis Antetokounmpo.

This is a massive collaboration, and the first between the two giants and it is going to be absolutely amazing. Describing the collaboration, Giannis Antetokounmpo himself said: “I want every product to be genuine and authentic, and playing UNO with my brothers is a big part of our lives. The Nike team has done a great job bringing my ideas to life, and I think they've created something for every Nike, UNO and basketball fan in this collection.”

Here’s the kind of stuff you can expect to see soon:

Nike’s signature Zoom Freak 3, Air Force 1 and Offline which will feature UNO’s iconic colours and Giannis’ design. Adding to this will be the member-only black colourway Zoom Freak 3, which will feature UNO’s 50th anniversary logo, wild cards, and the primary colours. A special-edition Nike apparel capsule containing a t-shirt and hat with Giannis’ number will also be available. Both of these will be up for purchase on Nike’s official website.

Speaking about the partnership, Ray Adler, Global Head of Games at Mattel, said: “Working with Nike and Giannis to design and curate this collection was truly an honour, and this collaboration shows how UNO can bring people together, including the Antetokounmpo family. Partnering with this iconic brand and world-renowned athlete is the perfect celebration of UNO’s 50th anniversary.”

You can also purchase the Giannis edition of UNO cards, which features a new ‘force a turnover’ card that allows players to steal an extra discard. This will be available on Mattel Creations’ and NTWRK’s websites starting November 11th.

The UNO Mobile app will also make use of the same deck throughout November. Players can use this Giannis-branded UNO deck and the ‘force a turnover’ rule to fill their profiles up with themed rewards.

Download UNO Mobile now for free on the App Store and Google Play.

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Tanish Botadkar
Tanish Botadkar
Tanish is a freelance writer who's an absolute Marvel nerd. If he's not writing, he's probably rewatching anything related to Marvel so that he can spam his friends with theories. And if not that, he can be found gaming on his trusty PS4. While gaming is a passion for him, he also loves science and hopes to become a neuroscientist one day.