April 4, 2011 BY Aaron Kr.
Thirty two game-changing originals have been chopped down to a final two in the Sneaker News March Madness OG Air Jordan Tournament. Weeks of voting have culminated in the ultimate showdown to determine the greatest original Air Jordan model and colorway in the history of the legacy, and there could not have been two better representatives to fight for the title. The Air Jordan III in the Black/Cement Grey colorway will face off against the Air Jordan XI ‘Concord’ – two models that introduced an all new aesthetic to the Air Jordan legacy in unmistakable colorways. The polls are now open will remain public until midnight (EST) this Thursday, so get your votes in and stay tuned to Sneaker News as the winner of the Sneaker News March Madness OG Air Jordan Tournament will be announced on Friday!
REMINDER: Voting for the Finals ends tonight at midnight EST so get your votes in now if you haven’t, and check back tomorrow to find out the winner of our March Madness OG Air Jordan Tournament.
(1) Air Jordan III – Black/Cement
The Air Jordan III debuted during the 1988 All-Star Weekend, one that Michael Jordan dominated from beginning to end. After winning the Slam Dunk Contest with the historic free-throw line dunk, Michael proceeded to drop forty points during the main All-Star Weekende vent while wearing the Black/Cement III. The forty point performance garnered him his first All-Star Game MVP trophy (one of three in his career), cementing the Air Jordan III Black/Cement as one of the most historic Air Jordans of all time.
(1) Air Jordan XI – Concord
Michael’s return to the game in 1995 was one of the biggest sports stories of the decade. After returning for just seventeen regular season games, Michael was ready for battle in the Playoffs. The Air Jordan XI made its unofficial debut during the second round series against the Orlando Magic; the dazzling black patent leather paired with the pristine white upper quickly caught the eye of sneaker freaks and Jordan fanatics everywhere, and despite an early Playoff exit in 1995, Michael utterly dominated the league in the following season – with credit going to the Air Jordan XI.
 – AJ III Black/Cement vs.  – AJ XI Concord