To properly tell the Chapter III of the European Basketball Heritage series, the adidas Rivalry 86 Low ‘Real Madrid’ by BSTN releases alongside a limited-edition coffee-table book – a celebration of regional and local cultures and a humble tribute to those, who were essential in creating them. The third volume of the series, the Real Madrid chapter, features conversations with people who embody their team, its history, and the communities that make it unique alongside portraits and exclusive artworks.

Well aware of our role as admirers from the outside, BSTN made it obligatory to travel to Madrid and talk directly to those in the know and shoot the campaign imagery in the very city that’s the heartbeat of the team. The EBH Series also features various artworks, created exclusively for this coffee-table book by numerous highly talented artists from around the globe.⁣ The results can now be found in an exclusive 160-page book, created in its entirety by your friendly neighborhood beasts and printed and cased in Germany.

For the creation of European Basketball Heritage: Real Madrid, the BSTN crew sat down with current and former greats from Sergio Llull and Rudy Fernandez to Alberto Herreros and Felipe Reyes at the Real Madrid campus and rang up Los Blancos legends around the globe, including Arvydas Sabonis and Andres Nocioni, among many other exclusive interviews.

From the players whose banners are hanging from the rafters, to familiar faces from behind the scenes and various members of the community, the book features exclusive interviews with protagonists from numerous fields and across multiple generations.

There is one thing, however, that the BSTN European Basketball Heritage book series is not. Just like the first two volumes, this third chapter does not claim to be the comprehensive history book of its respective franchise. Because it can’t. And it doesn’t try to be.

While basketball is deeply rooted in BSTN’s DNA, we try our best to maintain a realistic perspective and approach this project with humble self-awareness. We are proud to work with institutions so rich in history and we are thankful for the opportunity to express our admiration.

That’s why this book is built on conversations with and photos of people who embody their club – a series of snaps for those who, like us, appreciate basketball with a distinct European twist. We hope you enjoy!

The European Basketball Heritage Series: Real Madrid coffee-table book is now available at BSTN. Pick up your copy via the button below!

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