June 12, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
Get ready for plenty of video anthologies chronicling how Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, Patrick Ewing and the rest of the Dream Team dunked all over the entire world at the 1992 Olympic Games. The greatest team ever’s 20th anniversary presents opportunities for NBA and channels like ESPN, kind of like how those aforementioned stars had a little something extra to show the rest of the world after having been crushed by Michael Jordan in each of the past two seasons. MJ was riding high headed into Barcelona, having just captured his second straight chip by vanquishing fellow OG DT SG Clyde Drexler.
Bulls vs. Blazers (aside from being the last “… and the NBA Playoffs” title from EA) was a relatively lopsided series during which Mike’s first-half Game 1 scoring outburst elevated the design pictured above into the pantheon of legends like the ‘Bred’ Air Jordan VI, black/Infrared AJ6 ‘Flu Game’ XIIs. The Air Jordan 7 ‘Raptors’ might now carry the name of a team that didn’t even exist when it debuted, but the same ‘trailblazing’ look that added purple to the familiar Chicago Bulls playoff attire is just the same as it was in ’92. They’re coming up for a September release right after the onslaught of ‘Olympic’ Air Jordans, but you can make things easier for the jam-packed back to school season by getting yours early from el-store on eBay.
Air Jordan VII
Black/True Red-Dark Charcoal-Club Purple