Orlando Magic power forward Jonathan Isaac spoke to The Daily Wire on Wednesday, anticipating the launch of his unique signature shoe line, called Judah 1, which features Bible verses.
Isaac, who has stood out in the NBA for refusing to back down from his conservative values, says this new line of sneakers is meant to allow others, like him, to express themselves, and even wear their values.
“Throughout his career, Jonathan Isaac has been injured, misunderstood, and criticized. Knowing God is always with him has given him the strength to live bold. The JUDAH 1 Triumph reminds you that no matter what they say, no matter the score, victory is yours through Christ,” Isaac’s brand’s website states of the unapologetically Christian kicks.
The following is a transcript of the conversation, which has been lightly edited for clarity:
Daily Wire: Jonathan, your new shoes, the Judah 1s, which are set to be released on November 16th, they’re the first ever signature shoe to feature a Bible verse on the exterior of them. What was your inspiration for these?
Jonathan Isaac: Well, it started back in 2020 – back in the NBA bubble. I got injured, and at the time I was signed to Nike. After I got injured, I wasn’t able to…