Flashback Friday: Michael Jordan Did Wear The OG Air Jordan 9 After All

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Michael Jordan closed out the first run of his NBA career with a three-peat. At the time, that was it. It’s over – no more titles, no more Air Jordans. Even Nike was ready to wave goodbye to the Air Jordan line. But Tinker Hatfield kept chugging along, designing as if nothing changed. Air Jordan 9 released in late 1993, just in range of MJ’s retirement on October 6th. A great design that his Airness would never wear on an NBA court. But a couple of snapshots from months prior show that MJ did at least wear the 9 around casually, and even tested them in practice before he wrapped his third ring. Air Jordan 9 wasn’t quite the orphan we thought. And even better – they’re coming back in the OG White/Black-True Red later this year. Where does AJ9 rank in your all-time favorite Js?

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Brianjumpman23
Brianjumpman23

I bought these the day they released back in late 1993 they were my 9th pair of Jordan's I started buying air Jordan's in 1990 I had the white fire red silver tongue 5's the black metallic 5's the black infrared 6's the Carmine 6's the hare 7's the playoff 7's the cardinal 7's the aqua 8's then I got this pair of 9's then I didn't get any more till the concord 11's I was so spoiled

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