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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.

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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Michael Jordan Masterpiece Figures by Enterbay

January 29th, 2013 by | 19 comments

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Overlaps between the sneakerhead and toy collecting scenes are numerous, so it’s inevitable that we cross paths from time to time.  The latest example is at least in one sense the greatest of all time, as Hong Kong’s masters of minute detail Enterbay offer up the impressive Michael Jordan Masterpiece collection.  Spanning the period from “I’m back” through ‘The Last Shot’, this set of figurines takes through the second three-peat with 2000 limited edition 1/6th models that include perfectly scaled down Air Jordans X-XIV.  You might also notice what appears to be Enterbay’s own take on the ever popular Air Jordan Legacy collections, so stay tuned to Sneaker News to see if those make a splash after you’ve seen more of these dope MJ figures after the jump.

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Air Jordan XI Low – Red – White – Blue – Michael Jordan PE

January 21st, 2013 by | 19 comments

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Michael Jordan himself has played an uncharacteristically large role in recent news regarding the Air Jordan XI Low.  It started last year when we saw him rocking what was presumed to be a player exclusive at a youth basketball camp, that black, white and red colorway we now know to be a June 2013 release.  A bit later came a look at an elegant ‘Tuxedo’ colorup that hasn’t made itself known in any other way.  The question, then, in looking at this latest AJXI Low PE, is whether its Clippers/Jayhawks-ish red, white and blue makeup will remain an MJ exclusive, or if it will follow the first revelation to retail.  Stick with Sneaker News to find out and let us know if you’d cop these were they to release.

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Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke “Michael Jordan” by Layupshot

December 31st, 2012 by | 11 comments

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The mysterious Layupshot keeps his string of Nike Air Force 1 Bespokes inspired by NBA greats going with this Michael Jordan tribute. He doesn’t go the expected route however, instead swerving around any of the Bespoke options that could have the sneaker looking like just another Air Jordan tribute. The Chicago Bulls palette is of course intact with plenty of red, white, and black hitting on the various sections of the sneaker. On the material side it’s patent leather, croc skin, and perforated leather. Get a complete look at the Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke ‘Michael Jordan’ by Layupshot and let us know if you think the sneakers are a worthy tribute to the G.O.A.T.

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Complex’s Complete Sneaker Guide To Michael Jordan’s Sports Illustrated Covers

December 18th, 2012 by | 1 comment

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Michael Jordan has graced many sports-related magazine covers throughout his incredible career, with most cover-shots featuring ‘Air’ himself wearing his Airs. It’s a three-way connection of a major event, a moment in said event, and his sneakers that make these SI issues such coveted items among collectors, and this list compiled by Complex below, we get a near-thorough look back at all these moments caught on camera. Which of these covers is your favorite? Jordan and the Bred IVs against the Cavs? The ‘Last Shot’? Or how about his first appearance in the Olympic Games in the Converse Fastbreak? Take a trip down memory lane below and let us know if you remember owning any of these throwback magazine covers.

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Air Jordan XII: NBA Photo Retrospective

December 12th, 2012 by | 17 comments

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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.

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Michael Jordan in Air Jordan XX8 at Bobcats Practice

December 11th, 2012 by | 39 comments

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We heard tales of Michael Jordan putting his stamp of approval on the all new Air Jordan XX8 at the recent media launch, that talk ringing true in this set of photos. Pictured is Michael Jordan shooting around at a Charlotte Bobcats practice section, with the Air Jordan XX8 on his feet in what looks to be one of those graphic-uppered colorways that we previewed last week. Does seeing the GOAT himself wearing them change your mind about the Air Jordan XX8? How about a first on-feet look of these non-tonal colorways, and are you anticipating picking up a pair when they hit retail? A full gallery of Michael Jordan wearing the Air Jordan XX8 during a practice session with the Charlotte Bobcats is just below, so take a look and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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