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Air Jordan XII: NBA Photo Retrospective

December 12th, 2012 by / 16

michael jordan air jordan xii history Air Jordan XII: NBA Photo Retrospective

12/12/12 – it’s a fortuitous alignment of month, day, and year that falls on our laps just once a year, and considering we won’t see that abbreviated date for another century, we might as well take the cue and feature the most iconic “12″ sneaker in history – the Air Jordan XII. This Tinker Hatfield design was unveiled in the ’96-’97 NBA Season, worn by Michael Jordan in four different colorways – the “Taxi”, “Flu Game”, “Playoffs”, and the White/Red – and in all those shoes, MJ has pulled of some amazing feats of excellence.

Most of Michael’s iconic moments in the Air Jordan XII aren’t mysteries by now: the Flu Game, during which MJ poured in 38 points while terribly ill, the understated Triple-Double at the All-Star Game, the 55-point outburst against the young Bullets in the Playoffs – the list is pretty much endless. We’ve compiled a nice gallery of Michael Jordan in the Air Jordan XII, so enjoy this XII feature on 12/12/12 and let us know what your favorite Air Jordan XII moment in the comments below.

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16 comments
Scarface84
Scarface84

The best looking 12s are the White/red "Japan" 12. I wish Nike/Jordan Brand never missed with the overall shape of the shoe. The Japan 12 is the Js that got me into collecting Js.

3ong
3ong

i loved the 12s they gave melo during his rookie year

thebeaner
thebeaner

not a huge fan of the "12" but man do i miss this type of basketball

TheNatural
TheNatural

"Jordan's ain't all that! what's the big deal wit' yall 'n Jordans?" yea, say that shit now u lil bitch lol! whew! i need a newport! a good day indeed. 

dopeman978
dopeman978

the playoff 12 are my favorites of all the 12s, they look the best of all of them in my opinion.

CC221
CC221

taxis,i need in my life!!!..im tight they didnt release as a quickstrike this year like they said they would dammit!!!...another in the top 5 ,plus my first pair of jays i ever owned.

rnrwithdave
rnrwithdave

Damn I remember these games. The moments. The Eastbay magazines and these shoes!!!! Jordans were grand when they came out once every 3 months or so.

JeRz
JeRz

just looking at these pics reminds me that J's will never look better on anybody else's feet but MJ himself

Lilmr81
Lilmr81

It's time for me to finish my collection and find a nice pair of cherry 12s. I love this shoe, though its big and clunky I still enjoy the lines and color blocking.

thebeaner
thebeaner

 @JeRz strongly agree... not even when regular ppl wear them...  

Scarface84
Scarface84

@Lilmr81 The white and red 12s has NOTHING to do with a cherry. Why you clowns call them that? It has nothing to do with the history of the shoe.  They look just like the Japanese national flag. See how the white back ground matches the white leather upper and the red lizard print represents the red sun disk in the middle of the flag. Tinker was trying to match the bulls colorway with their national flag. Someone should smack the person/hypebeast that came up with that stupid name.



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