March 31, 2011 BY John Kim
Only four are left standing in the Sneaker News March Madness OG Air Jordan Tournament, and what a worthy quartet it is. Each remaining participant has a firm hold on a piece of Michael Jordan history, and we expect the margins to be the slimmest we’ve seen in the entire tournament. The champion of the East region, the Air Jordan XI Concord, takes on the Air Jordan IV Bred, which rose to the top of the Southeast region. Switching coasts, we have the historic Air Jordan III Black/Cement facing off against the lone non-number 1 seed of the Final Four – the Air Jordan XI Bred. We’re getting closer and closer to crowning the greatest OG Air Jordan of all time, so get yours votes in because the polls are now open and will remain open until midnight Sunday!
(1) Air Jordan III – Black/Cement
The Air Jordan III Black/Cement is recognized as one of the greatest Air Jordans of all time. The use of stylish elephant print catapulted the Air Jordan line to another level of visual appeal, bringing a dose of conscious fashion into performance footwear.
(2) Air Jordan XI – Bred
The Air Jordan XI Bred is synonymous with Michael Jordan during the 1995-96 season, when he led the Chicago Bulls to a record 72 wins. Outright dominance is one way to describe Michael’s performance during that year; will that dominance resurface?
(1) Air Jordan XI – Concord
Michael Jordan shocked the world when he announced a comeback to the NBA late in the 1994-95 season. He then further mesmerized us by debuting his new Air Jordan shoe – the Air Jordan XI – in a glamourous White, Black, and Concord Blue colorway.
(1) Air Jordan IV – Bred
Michael Jordan is known for orchestrating the most memorable moments in history. One such memory is his series-winning floating jumper over Craig Ehlo during the 1990 NBA Playoffs – a feat he magically performed while wearing the Black/Red colorway of the Air Jordan IV.
FINAL FOUR VOTING
WEST vs. SOUTHWEST
 – AJ III Black/Cement vs.  – AJ XI Bred
EAST vs. SOUTHEAST
 – AJ XI Concord vs.  – AJ IV Bred