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Michael Jordan’s 50th Sports Illustrated Cover

February 13th, 2013 by | 8 comments

michael jordan 50th cover Michael Jordans 50th Sports Illustrated Cover

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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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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Pro Athletes And Sneakers Retrospective by Sports Illustrated

August 22nd, 2012 by | 10 comments

pro athletes sneakers sports illustrated Pro Athletes And Sneakers Retrospective by Sports Illustrated

The subject of sneakers has marched back into the mouths of the mainstream media this week, with quite a few outlets commenting on that $315 price tag that’s being slapped on to the Nike+ version of the Nike LeBron 10. So all of a sudden the typical topics that you see on sites like ours is getting lip service from less sneaker focused but still sports-centric publications – the widely subscribed Sports Illustrated being one of them. Sticking with the theme of the athlete/sneaker relationship they’ve dug up an impressive gallery of guys and gals from various sports caught with their footwear, some shots featuring signature silhouettes and some featuring models that were merely played in from time to time. Click through for the huge gallery that spans a good chunk of years with athletes like Wilt Chamberlain, Usain Bolt, Tim Duncan, Chamique Holdsclaw, Allen Iverson, Stephon Marbury, Ryan Lochte, and Jeremy Lin all featured and less us know if you think this is the beginning of sports media getting much more involved in the sneaker game.

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