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MICHAEL JORDAN Michael Jordan is a former NBA athlete who is widely considered the greatest player in the history of the game. He is a crucial figure in the sneaker world as the center of the incredibly successful Air Jordan line of sneakers, a collection that has been at the center of the footwear world since its inception in 1985. Michael Jordan continues to be involved with the game of basketball via his part ownership in the Charlotte Bobcats.

ESPN OTL: Michael Jordan Has Not Left The Building

February 15th, 2013 by | 1 comment

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Michael Jordan may have left the basketball court as a player, but he has hardly been absent from the collective conscience of sports fans since. His presence looms whether it be via the sneakers we were or via his struggling Bobcats squad. Arriving just ahead of his 50th birthday is one of the more personal Michael Jordan pieces in recent memory from ESPN Outside the Lines, one which touches on Michael’s still burning desire to win, his feelings over his slain father, and more. Stay with us after the jump for some of the awesome images accompanying the piece and then check out the full story at ESPN OTL.

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Air Jordan XX8: Dare To Fly

February 14th, 2013 by | 4 comments

air jordan xx8 dare to fly Air Jordan XX8: Dare To Fly

“The question you have to ask: Does the game make you? Or do you make the game?”

This question posed by Michael Jordan in the newest piece of promotional material for the Air Jordan XX8 is ironically one that he’d be best positioned to answer. As MJ and his Air Jordans go, so goes the sneaker world, and His Airness challenges us directly to get on board with the daring new XX8 design. This 30-second clip features eye-catching cameos from Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin and an exploding basketball one clever YouTuber saw as “inspiration for the dunk contest.” The Air Jordan XX8 figures to make a big impact on this NBA All-Star weekend, so stick with Sneaker News for all the latest and Dare to Fly after the jump below.

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Michael Jordan’s 50th Sports Illustrated Cover

February 13th, 2013 by | 8 comments

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How serendipitous of it for Sports Illustrated to celebrate fifty covers of Michael Jordan greatness on the man’s birthday? The legendary sports publication celebrates Michael’s half-century mark with one of its own in a rather pleasant coincidence of birthday and cover appearances, so what better than Michael’s free-throw line dunk to best represent his Airness? This copy is definitely a must-have if your a fan of Michael’s or one of sports memorabilia so be sure to check your local news-stand for a copy. In the meantime, check out all fifty legendary covers after the jump and point out the ones that you can say you’ve proudly owned!

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ESPN Presents: “The Jordan Brand”

February 12th, 2013 by | 7 comments

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ESPN continues to pay homage to Michael Jordan in the build up to his 50th birthday. This time around they drop another video that touches on the legacy of Michael Jordan’s initial deal with the folks at Nike. The quick clip relays just what a massive business Michael Jordan was during his prime, as well as the extent to which his Nike deal permanently changed the sports marketing landscape. Hit the jump for the ESPN video and stay tuned to Sneaker News for updates on any further Michael Jordan birthday celebratory spots.

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What if Michael Jordan Chose adidas Instead of Nike?

February 5th, 2013 by | 24 comments

michael jordan adidas What if Michael Jordan Chose adidas Instead of Nike?

Michael Jordan’s influence on the sneaker game can’t be put into words, can it? It’s easier (and somewhat accurate) to state that MJ is the sneaker game, and with his running mate Tinker Hatfield, the architect behind the greatest Air Jordans sneakers of all-time, the two have created a massive cultural phenomenon nearly thirty years after the first Air Jordan shoe. Of course, all of this might not have happened. There was, in fact, a bidding war between Nike and adidas when Jordan was about to enter the league, and had the coin dropped on the other side, the landscape of footwear might have been – correction – would have been a completely alternate universe of style. Sneaker Freaker plays devils advocate in the matter and lays out a possible scenario had Jordan selected three stripes instead of one bellied Swoosh, so be sure to check out Sneaker Freaker for the entire article.

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Michael Jordan United Center Statue Blueprints

January 30th, 2013 by | 5 comments

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What’s the most precious piece of Air Jordan history in your collection? Is it an original pair of deadstock sneakers? Is it some item autographed by Michael himself? If you’re looking for a crown jewel for your MJ memorabilia then we’ve got a pretty good contender-the original blueprints for the Michael Jordan statue that stands outside the United Center out in Chicago. The sneaker definition isn’t fully fleshed out, so the Air Jordan IX silhouette isn’t entirely recognizable, but they got it right on the final version so we’re not worried. Continue reading for an up close look at this piece of Air Jordan history and check out the price on the Michael Jordan statue blueprints from bailiwyck on eBay.

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Michael Jordan Figurines by Enterbay Showcase

January 30th, 2013 by | 12 comments

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Earlier this week Sneaker News showed you an incredible set of lifelike Michael Jordan figurines so supremely crafted that every single detail, from the Air Jordans on-feet to the natural shape of MJ’s jersey could’ve been mistaken as the real thing. Turns out these figurines, created by Enterbay, is part of a traveling showcase put for by Nikon Hong Kong, with a giveaway of two of these limited-issue figurines (just 2,500 made) going to lucky event-goers. You probably won’t be able to see them in person (unless you’re in China), so check out this incredible showcase of figurines and Air Jordan artifacts below. If you’re interested in purchasing a figurine for your collection, there are some available on eBay.

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