April 25, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 4
Ever wondered why Fred Jones continued to get Air Jordan PEs despite a 7.5ppg career scoring average and only one season in double-digits? It’s not just because of that 2004 Slam Dunk championship; Jones kept the Jumpman on display at Madison Square Garden and joined the likes of Jared Jeffries who were chosen as Jordan reppers largely because of location, location, location. A level above those guys (but a tier or two beneath current Knick Carmelo Anthony) was Quentin Richardson, a career 10 and 5 player who labored for New York during the Isiah Thomas era. There weren’t all that many highlights during that dark period before the coaching and superstar lineup changes, so this Air Jordan II PE made up for Q-Rich stands out as one of the bright spots. They’re done in a style similar to the other Air Jordan 2 player exclusives we’ve seen with simple embroidery on their lateral ankles; does the high-contrast Knicks palette make these the best of the AJII PE bunch? Let us know when you click through for more images and check out the auction available from the.warehouse on eBay.