September 27, 2011 BY John Kim
Eddie Jones (and his mustache) was one of the first members of Jordan Brand, as he and Michael Finley were featured in an advertisement for the Air Jordan XVI. His addition to the Jordan Brand roster came when the Temple alumni was heating up his NBA career while gaining some league-wide popularity (anyone remember his Taco Bell commercial with Shaq, who suffered from ‘Taco Neck’), and since then, he’s been proudly represented the brand with Jordan Brand footwear and Air Jordan PEs. Here’s a look at an ‘Away’ PE colorway of the Air Jordan V that Eddie Jones wore during his Memphis Grizzlies days; the colorway is similar to the Black/University Blue Retro that dropped during Jones’ tenure as a Grizzly. Jones has had a successful career, but it’s unfortunate that he wasn’t a part of four potential NBA Championships; he was traded away by the Lakers to make room for Kobe in the starting line-up, and left Miami before they won in 2006. At least he’s got some sick kicks! via TheClosetCollector.