August 6th, 2013 by Brendan Dunne
Jordan Brand has some incredible athletes on its roster (Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Ray Allen), and then some not so stellar ones. But they don’t seem to discriminate or dish out player exclusives based on achievements in the league as far as we can tell, a point proven by this latest Complex piece. This time around they’ve compiled a group of “Air Jordan PEs for Not-So-Awesome NBA Players”, a very specific group that has them questioning the goodies handed out to the likes of Quentin Richardson, Fred Jones, and more. Follow us below for a quick selection from their list and then head over to Complex if you’re interested in peeping the rest of the piece.
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November 3rd, 2011 by John Kim
During the 2003-2004 NBA Season, the Cleveland Cavaliers roster boasted not one, but two highly-touted prep-to-pro players. One, of course, was LeBron James, and the second was Darius Miles, the 3rd overall pick in the 2000 NBA Draft. Projected as the next great combo-forward player (some made the Kevin Garnett comparison), Darius Miles was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers after just two seasons with the Clippers. You might remember Darius Miles being part of the ad campaign for the Air Jordan XVII, so even during his short 1.5 season stay with the Cavs, Darius Miles sported some sick Air Jordan IX PEs during the 2002-2003 season; it featured a vibrant orange patent leather upper with a translucent outsole with Miles’ ’21′ jersey on the heel. Unfortunately, Darius Miles’ career didn’t pan out in the way we’d all hoped (shoulda joined Artest at St. John’s!), and his career ended on a somewhat controversial note (involving the Trail Blazers, contract mumbo jumbo, and the salary cap). Check out the extra shots of this rare PE and let us know what you think! via phase2x.
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