December 24, 2011 BY Aaron Hope
The holiday season is filled with familar symbols and signs of the various celebrations from all corners of the world, but perhaps none is more universally recognized than Santa Claus. Then again, Santa might be up against some stiff competition with Michael Jordan, a man who nearly a decade after his last retirement, remains the most popular and recognizeable athlete in the entire world. Santa’s been carrying quite a lot of Jays with him over the past few years as Michael and his Brand have come to dominate Christmas sneaker shopping with their annual Air Jordan XI Retros, and from the looks of the video you’ll see after the jump, they’ve actually been acquainted for quite a bit longer. Check out this vintage Nike commercial spot showing Kris Kringle getting the short end of His Airness’ fancy footwork in a game of 1-on-1. Both ‘players’ are wearing Air Jordan 1s, but does Santa steal the show with his ‘Banned’ colorway? Happy holidays, Sneaker News readers, and check back with us for all the info you need to make 2012 a Happy New Year!