Run It Back: Origins 2014-19 is a celebration of “how it started” for the NBA’s young talent. Rookie of the Year winners. All-Stars. MVPs. Champions. This October, you’ll be able to rip a Pack with the only Rare (or Legendary) Rookie Moments for these stars — and your next chance is on Top Shot’s App and website at 3 PM ET on Thursday, October 12.
Only 399 of each player’s Rare Rookie Moment will exist, exclusively in this Set. From October 9-12, you can grow your Origins collection by participating in the second of three Pack Drops and their accompanying Leaderboards. Here’s everything you need to know about adding these new Rare Rookie Moments from Joel Embiid, Zach LaVine, Dejounte Murray, Kristaps Porzingis, and Jaylen Brown to your collection, and Jayson Tatum’s Challenge Reward.
GETTING A NEW RUN IT BACK: ORIGINS 2014-19 PACK
- Pack Drop Basics: Each Pack has 10 limited edition Moments inside, officially licensed and created in partnership with the NBA and NBPA. 1 Moment is a Rare Rookie Moment from Run It Back: Origins 2014-19, and 9 Moments are from the Common Archive Set 2014-19. These Packs will be on sale for $49 USD on Thursday, October 12, at 3 PM ET, with options to buy on Top Shot's website and mobile App.
- Set Collectors have earned Origins Airdrops: 329 collectors in Top Shot’s community will receive a total of 453 Packs from Drop 2 of Run It Back: Origins 2014-19, delivered on Thursday, October 12. They’ve earned these Packs by completing and locking the Cool Cats (Series 2), Base Set (Series 1-3), MSFE (Series 3) Sets, or any non-MGLE Rare Set (Series 1-3) between January 5, 2023, and May 31, 2023.
- Set Collectors have earned Origins Priority Access: 22 collectors in Top Shot’s community have the guaranteed right to buy these Packs with Priority Access they earned by completing and locking a Legendary Set or Metallic Gold LE Set between January 5, 2023, and May 31, 2023. An email to purchase these Packs will be delivered on Wednesday, October 11.
- Leaderboards On Monday, October 9 (Now Over): 5 collectors can win the Run It Back: Origins “Crate Leaderboard Pack” that contains 1 of each new Rare Rookie Moment from Joel Embiid, Zach LaVine, Dejounte Murray, Kristaps Porzingis, and Jaylen Brown inside. Eligible Moments to compete on the Leaderboard are Rare and Legendary Moments from these 5 players, along with Jayson Tatum. The Leaderboard will end at 3 PM ET on Tuesday, October 10.
- Leaderboards On Tuesday, October 10 (Starting @ 3:15 PM ET): 25 collectors can win the new Run It Back: Origins Moment for Joel Embiid, Zach LaVine, Dejounte Murray, Kristaps Porzingis, and Jaylen Brown in dedicated Leaderboards for each player. For each Leaderboard, all Moments from each player will be eligible, and each Leaderboard will be live for nearly 24 hours.
- Leaderboards On Wednesday, October 11 (Starting @ 3 PM ET): 140 collectors can win a Run It Back: Origins Pack containing a Rare Moment from 1 of these 5 players, along with 9 Moments from the Archive Set. This Leaderboard will be live for 23 hours, and to compete, collectors can use any Rare Run It Back Moments.
- Pack Drops On Thursday, October 12 (Starting @ 3 PM ET): 950 total Run It Back: Origins Packs will be available for sale, for $49 each, split between Top Shot’s Mobile App and Top Shot’s Website. App Packs will instantly be available at 3 PM ET, purchasable with In-App Payment methods. Website Packs will have a Waiting Room that opens at 2 PM ET and will be purchasable with Dapper Balance and Credit Card.
- Collecting Special Serials in Run It Back: Origins Drop 2: The #1, Jersey Match, and Perfect Mint Serial Numbers for these five new Origins players will not be reserved for any specific Packs or Rewards. That means you may find them in Packs you win in a Leaderboard, receive via a Set Airdrop, or buy on the Web or App.
UPCOMING DROPS, ORIGINS CHALLENGES, AND RARE ROOKIE REWARDS
- Upcoming Drops — Archive and Origins: The second Archive Set Pack Drop will be on Tuesday, October 17, for $10. The final Origins Drop and Archive Drop will take place on Tuesday, October 24, for $49 and $10, respectively.
- Upcoming Challenges — Collecting Jayson Tatum’s Run It Back Origins Challenge Reward: This Challenge will go live on October 24, requiring all 5 Moments from this Drop, plus the next 6 Moments to be released in our final Run It Back Origins Drop (on October 24) – Devin Booker, De’Aaron Fox, Donovan Mitchell, Mikal Bridges, D’Angelo Russell, and Jaren Jackson Jr. By owning all 11 of these Moments, you’ll be eligible to complete the Challenge and get Tatum’s iconic Rookie dunk over LeBron James.
- Upcoming Challenges –– Collecting Luka Doncic’s Run It Back Origins Challenge Reward: To earn the final Moment and Reward in this Set, you’ll need all 24 Moments. The Challenge will go live shortly after the conclusion of Jayson Tatum’s Challenge.
DEEP DIVE: NEW ORIGINS AND ARCHIVE PLAYERS
By visiting the Pack Drop Page, you can watch all of these Moments and learn more about this upcoming release. In Origins Drop 2, new Archive Moments will include J.J. Barea, John Collins, and Jerami Grant — and the other players listed below will be introduced in Archive Drop 2.
DEJOUNTE MURRAY (ORIGINS ROOKIE)
No passing lane is safe when Dejounte Murray is on duty. Even as a rookie, the 6-foot-5 San Antonio Spurs guard with a 6-foot-9 wingspan knew exactly how to disrupt an offense. Backpedaling to combat a Denver Nuggets transition attack, Murray instantly hoovers up a no-look Nikola Jokic dime and gets his offense rocking back the other way. In addition to the defense, Murray chipped in 24 points in the January 19, 2017 victory.
JOEL EMBIID (ORIGINS ROOKIE)
Joel Embiid’s presence in the paint has been felt since he set foot on the hardwood. Beat by his check out of a pick-and-roll on January 13, 2017, the cornerstone of the Philadelphia 76ers franchise recovers in time to demolish a Cody Zeller dunk attempt. Embiid’s block, one of three on the night, and 24 points helped guide Philly to its third consecutive win, marking the first three-game win streak the processing team had experienced in over three years. Despite playing only 31 games in his first active season, Embiid won Rookie of the Month three times and qualified for the 2016-17 All-Rookie First Team.
JAYLEN BROWN (ORIGINS ROOKIE)
He’s added layers to his craft since his rookie campaign in 2016-17 but Jaylen Brown has known how to impact both ends of the floor since Day 1. In the midst of a Game 7 battle in the first postseason run of his career, Brown blows up a pass into the post then drops into high gear to convert an acrobatic transition bucket on the opposite end. Brown, a member of the All-Rookie Second Team in his first season, finished the series-clinching contest on May 15, 2017 with nine points and three boards in 20 minutes of action, helping the Boston Celtics secure a spot in the 2017 Eastern Conference Finals.
KRISTAPS PORZINGIS (ORIGINS ROOKIE)
Underestimate Kristaps Porzingis’ aggression above the rim at your own peril. Left unchecked as a teammates’ shot caromed off the heel of the net, Porzingis leaps through the paint and flushes a putback slam to the dismay of an unprepared Milwaukee Bucks frontcourt. The New York Knicks unicorn poured in 14 points and 13 rebounds in the November 6, 2015 contest and would ultimately win three Rookie of the Month honors and secure a spot on the 2015-16 All-Rookie First Team.
ZACH LAVINE (ORIGINS ROOKIE)
You’ve known him as a world-class dunker since the day he set foot in the league but Zach LaVine’s pull-up jumper has been on point since the beginning. Embroiled in a battle with the eventual-champion Golden State Warriors on April 11, 2015, the electric guard racked up a Minnesota Timberwolves franchise record 37 points on six treys in 45 grueling minutes of action. LaVine finished the 2014-15 campaign on the All-Rookie Second Team.
ALEX CARUSO (ARCHIVE ROOKIE)
Give him space to get downhill and Alex Caruso’s throwing down a poster. Left unchecked when a teammate on the far side of the court drives baseline, Caruso flashes into the paint, corrals a pass and plants a one-handed poster dunk down on the Indiana Pacers. Caruso finished the January 19, 2018 contest with five points and four dimes.
ARRON AFFLALO (ARCHIVE TOP SHOT DEBUT)
Command respect as a slasher and the defense has no choice but to react. Poised to strike in transition, New York Knicks wing Arron Afflalo probes defender Kentavious Caldwell-Pope beyond the arc before sending him tumbling into the paint with a crossover. The highlight gods smiled on the Afflalo handle, rewarding the nine-year vet with a generous bounce off the rim for two memorable points. When the dust settled, Afflalo racked up 20 points and seven rebounds in the March 5, 2016 victory.
BLAKE GRIFFIN (ARCHIVE CAREER-HIGH 50)
With the size and skill to make plays anywhere on the court, the defense has no choice but to react. After battling to receive an inbound pass down two points with 5.6 seconds left in an overtime slugfest, Blake Griffin fakes a hand-off to a cutting Reggie Bullock before blowing past his defender and going hard to the rack. Challenged at the rim, Griffin sinks the off-balance layup through contact and delivers the game-winning free-throw to put the Detroit Pistons ahead by one. Griffin finished the October 23, 2018 contest with a career-high 50 points, setting the tone for a resurgent season in which he averaged a career-best 24.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game, earning a place on the All-NBA Third Team for the first time in four seasons.
BRADLEY BEAL (ARCHIVE GAME-WINNER)
Like a perfectly orchestrated symphony, a well-executed sideline out-of-bounds scheme is meant to be played on repeat. With the ball in the hands of legendary distributor Andre Miller, Bradley Beal exhausts every off-ball tactic available before hurtling toward the rim to catch and guide a high-arcing lob pass into the hoop for a game-winning two. Beal’s buzzer-beating conversion broke an 89-89 tie with the Orlando Magic, giving the third-year wing nine points and the Washington Wizards a much-appreciated W.
BRUCE BROWN (ARCHIVE ROOKIE)
There’s no better way to earn the affection of a new team or coach than to demonstrate an impact all over the floor. Bruce Brown has made a career of it. Challenged to mitigate the damage caused by James Harden, one of the generation’s most potent offensive threats, Brown shadows Harden’s every movement in a half-court set, fights through an off-ball screen and intercepts a pass before the recipient can even get his hands on it. In addition to flummoxing Harden, the rookie Brown racked up seven points and three steals in the Detroit Pistons’ November 23, 2018 victory.
DRAYMOND GREEN (ARCHIVE CHAMPIONSHIP YEAR)
Big time players make big time plays and what better stage to do exactly that than Game 1 of the NBA playoffs? In front of a raucous Golden State Warriors crowd, do-everything big man Draymond Green hustles back on defense to hold the fort after a turnover, scrambles to cover a 2-on-1 dish then leaps to snuff out a Noah Vonleh dunk attempt. Green’s Warriors would hold on to win the first match of the First Round on April 16, 2017, thanks in no small part to the 2016-17 All-Star’s robust 19-point, 12-rebound, 9-assist, 3-steal, 5-block stat line.
JARRETT JACK (ARCHIVE GAME-WINNER)
Jarrett Jack beat Steph Curry at his own game. After the two-time Golden State Warriors MVP tied the game at 108 with 1:08 left in the fourth quarter following a stirring comeback against the Brooklyn Nets, the stage was set for Jack to enjoy a hero’s finish. Defended by Curry on Brooklyn’s final possession, Jack used his elusive handles and a few screens from Brook Lopez to hunt for a final shot that he ultimately drained over both Curry and Klay Thompson with one second left on the clock. It was just the 12th loss in 58 games for the future-champion Warriors, and Jack’s nine points and five assists off the bench were key cogs in the thrilling 110-108 triumph on March 2, 2015.
JERAMI GRANT (ARCHIVE ROOKIE)
Make an impact across the board and the rest will work itself out. It didn’t take long into Philadelphia 76ers rookie Jerami Grant’s career for observers to recognize his value as a utility forward. After setting a screen at the top of the key, Grant showcases his flexibility, popping out beyond the arc and back cutting into the paint for a hammer dunk on multiple defenders. Grant racked up 13 points on a perfect 4-for-4 from the floor in the January 31, 2015 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.
JIMMY BUTLER (ARCHIVE GAME-WINNER)
You can game plan for Jimmy Butler but you can’t stop him. Corralling an inbound pass with 12 seconds on the clock in a knotted game between the Chicago Bulls and Brooklyn Nets on December 28, 2016, Butler prods his defender in isolation before stepping back into a deep two as the final horn sounds. Butler’s game-winner, two of the nine points he scored in the last two and a half minutes of the game, put a finishing touch on a 40-point gem that was briefly interrupted in the fourth quarter when the All-Star swingman went down with an ankle injury. Butler finished the 2016-17 campaign with a career-first All-NBA Third Team nod.
J.J. BAREA (ARCHIVE CAREER-HIGH TOP SHOT DEBUT)
While it would take an extra period to settle the score, there was no way J.J. Barea was ending his career night without a victory. The gritty undrafted guard, who played 11 of his 14 NBA seasons across two stints with the Dallas Mavericks, had the ball in his hands in a tie game with time winding down in regulation against the Brooklyn Nets. Barea blew past his defender at the top of the key before burying a one-handed running floater while absorbing a foul by Brook Lopez to give Dallas a three-point lead with 12 seconds remaining. Brooklyn ultimately forced overtime but Barea in turn hit a clutch triple with 2:04 left to help deliver the Mavs a 119-118 win on December 23, 2015. The 2011 NBA champion posted a career-high 32 points on 13 of 21 shooting, while also mixing in 11 assists and five treys.
JOHN COLLINS (ARCHIVE ROOKIE)
It didn’t take long for Atlanta Hawks fans to realize what they had on their hands in the 2017-18 season. With the footwork and speed of a guard, rookie forward John Collins surveys an ill-prepared Minnesota Timberwolves defender before blasting into the paint with a spin move and unleashing a now customary power slam. Collins finished the March 28, 2018 contest with 10 points and five rebounds and would shortly thereafter go on to clinch a spot on the All-Rookie Second Team.
JORDAN CLARKSON (ARCHIVE ROOKIE)
Even the most adept perimeter defender struggles to contain Jordan Clarkson, give him the rock with a mismatched big and it’s over. Challenged at the key by a center, the Los Angeles Lakers rookie patiently waits for an opening then darts into the paint for an acrobatic up-and-under finish. Clarkson racked up 20 points and six assists in the April 7, 2015 battle and would finish the season with a Rookie of the Month nod and a spot on the 2014-15 All-Rookie First Team.
KEMBA WALKER (ARCHIVE ALL-STAR SEASON)
Scorers and leaders become scorers and leaders by delivering when it matters most. Kemba Walker checks both boxes. After a quiet first half in a November 18, 2016 contest, Walker started to heat up in the second. Seizing an opportunity off a rebound in the fourth quarter, the veteran guard pushes the rock down the floor, slaloms around multiple Atlanta Hawks defenders then sinks an off-balance layup to keep pressure on his opponents. Walker scored 19 of his 21 points in the second half as his team secured a victory and would be named to his first All-Star team later that season.
KYLE ANDERSON (ARCHIVE DUNK)
Give it up for the ones who never give up on a play. Kyle Anderson’s intangible grasp on the game of basketball has been apparent since the early days of his career. Sensing an opportunity for a fastbreak, Anderson breaks out in transition but has to track down an errant pass. Corralling the rock in the corner, the skilled forward spins and sidearms a lob pass to a trailing Davis Bertans for an unlikely alley-oop. Anderson racked up 11 points, four assists and an impressive five steals in the San Antonio Spurs win on March 5, 2018.
MYLES TURNER (ARCHIVE ROOKIE)
Protecting the rim is easy against layups and floaters - against power dunkers with a full head of steam it requires hazard pay. Unphased by LeBron James’ surge through a gap into the paint, Myles Turner shuffles into help-side position and turns away a dunk powerful enough to break fingers. The rejection was one of four for the first-year center on the night and he finished the February 1, 2016 contest with a 14-point, 10-board double-double. Over the course of his rookie season, the Indiana Pacers big man racked up a Rookie of the Month nod and a selection to the 2015-16 All-Rookie Second Team.
NORMAN POWELL (ARCHIVE ROOKIE)
First year, 10th year, rookie or veteran, reputations are earned in the postseason. Enter Norman Powell. Thrown into the fire of a heated playoff series between the upstart Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers, the rookie reserve answered the call to help jumpstart a squad facing a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter of a pivotal Game 5. With the Air Canada Centre crowd on their feet applauding a resilient effort to draw within two, Powell lunges into a passing lane to pick off a Monta Ellis dish then sprints down the floor for an unforgettable, superhero-esque, game-tying cram. The dunk knotted the game at 92-92, the Raps secured the win shortly thereafter and would go on to win the First Round series in seven, their first series win since 2001. Powell finished with 10 points in 28 minutes of action in the April 26, 2016 battle.
PAUL GEORGE (ARCHIVE DUNK)
Indiana Pacers forward Paul George is one of the smoothest in-game dunkers of his generation but challenging Houston Rockets big Clint Capela at the rim takes as much courage as skill. Seizing an opportunity to slip past an aggressive perimeter defender, George torpedoes into the paint, braces for contact, then throws down a poster on the late help-side challenge. George finished the January 29, 2017 battle with 33 points – his fourth straight game north of 30 – and nine rebounds.
SHAUN LIVINGSTON (ARCHIVE CHAMPIONSHIP YEAR TOP SHOT DEBUT)
Do it as long as Shaun Livingston did and it starts to look easy. Sailing smooth in the final quarter of what would go on to be the largest postseason blowout in franchise history, the Golden State Warriors veteran strings an in-and-out, behind-the-back combo together to leave James Harden planted in the dirt. The perpetually smooth Livingston tallied nine points and four rebounds in the Western Conference Finals victory on May 20, 2018 and would go on to win the third and final ring of his NBA career.
TREVOR BOOKER (ARCHIVE TOP SHOT DEBUT)
There’s a celestial event called a super blue blood moon that’s occurred just once in our lives and hadn’t previously aligned in the night sky since the mid-1800s. We’ll be gone by the time it returns, unless my math is off, a fleeting but somber reminder of our ephemeral place in the infinitely vast universe where physics, magic and general folly coalesce together to create this mysterious thing we call existence. You see, when the second full moon of a single calendar month occurs at the moon’s orbital perigee whilst the earth transits directly between the moon’s position and the sun’s, the result is an abnormally large and oddly red-tinged moon illuminating the night sky. It doesn’t necessarily mean all that much in the grand scheme of things but it's a humbling reminder of the powers at play in the universe. Anyhoo, Trevor Booker did this once in a January 9, 2015 contest between the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder. Racked up nine points and 11 boards in the process.
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