Archive for the ‘Jordan History’ Category

Sneaker News Presents: Air Jordan Baseball Cleat PEs

April 3rd, 2014 By

Sneaker News Presents: Air Jordan Baseball Cleat PEs

With the Air Jordan 9 and Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG releasing this weekend in an homage to Michael Jordan’s brief stint as a baseball player, Jordan Brand is finally acknowledging a strange time in the professional career of their founder. While his changing sports was sudden and incredibly surprising, it may have helped spread the brand more than initially expected as after the 1997 branding of the Jumpman, athletes from various sports starting signing to the imprint. Sneaker News recently chronicled some of the best PE cleats for Jordan Brand athletes on the baseball diamond, ranging from a celebratory Air Jordan 4 PE for Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia, to Derek Jeter’s famous Air Jordan 6. Which is your favorite? Be sure to stick around after the click for a better view of some of the cleats featured and read the entire article via Sneaker News.

View Photos
 
 

Jordans Daily: Weekly Recap – 3/22 – 3/28

March 28th, 2014 By

Jordans Daily: Weekly Recap   3/22   3/28

It was a busy week in Air Jordan news. With a plethora of release dates surfacing ranging from the Air Jordan 14 “Thunder” to the surprising news that not one, but two Air Jordan 1 Retro High OGs would be returning this year, you can grab all of the updates on our Jordans Release Dates page. Meanwhile, this week in Jordan history was a busy one thanks to Mike squashing the rumors that he had fallen off after retiring by returning to MSG and dropping his infamous double-nickel game on the Knicks. Next week, Jordan Brand will celebrate Mike’s brief time on the baseball diamond with two “Birmingham Barons” releases in the form of the Air Jordan 1 and Air Jordan 9. Be sure to get a full rundown of the best headlines from the past week on Jordans Daily and let us know which upcoming Air Jordan retro pair you’re most looking forward to in the comments.

View Photos
 
 

Michael Jordan Returned to the NBA 19 Years Ago Today

March 19th, 2014 By

Michael Jordan Returned to the NBA 19 Years Ago Today

19 years ago today, Michael Jordan laced up a pair of the Air Jordan 10 “Chicago” after a 17 month hiatus from the game of basketball and faced off against the Indiana Pacers. Usually reserved for boos at number 23, Michael Jordan donned a number 45 to honor his late father and received a standing ovation against his Eastern Conference Rival. And even though he had a fairly poor shooting night (Mike made only 7 of his 28 attempts for 19 points) the two word press release leaked the day before reading “I’m back” was some of the best news the NBA and sporting world could have received.

View Photos
 
 

Sneaker News Presents: A Look Back at Air Jordans in Tar Heel Colors

March 19th, 2014 By

Sneaker News Presents: A Look Back at Air Jordans in Tar Heel Colors

March Madness is already underway and with Michael Jordan’s alma-mater the only Jumpman branded team remaining in the tournament, Sneaker News brings us a full rundown of Air Jordan signatures in Tar Heels colorways. Jordan Brand has prepared for the tournament in a number of ways, with the Air Jordan 10 “Powder Blue” returning to store shelves at the perfect time and the “Rivals Pack” featuring the Air Jordan 1 AJKO in a Tar Heels and Georgetown aesthetic to ready us for the ensuing bracket madness. Over the years, JB has stayed true to MJ’s UNC roots, so stick with us after the jump for a full view of all of the Air Jordans featuring a Carolina Blue look and let us know which silhouette is your favorite in the comments section.

Pages: 1 2

View Photos
 
 

Jordan Brand Celebrates MJ’s First Ring with the Air Jordan 6 “Champagne and Cigars”

March 19th, 2014 By

Jordan Brand Celebrates MJs First Ring with the Air Jordan 6 Champagne and Cigars

Michael Jordan finally got over the hurdle that was the Bad Boy era Detroit Pistons in 1991 and cruised past Magic Johnson and his Los Angeles Lakers squad to grab his much-deserved and anticipated first championship ring. Before he hugged the Larry O’Brien Trophy though, the criticism aimed at Mike was much like that towards LeBron James today. The rest was history though, as MJ went on to win 5 more. With the 23rd anniversary of the Air Jordan 6 this year, Jordan Brand decided to celebrate Jordan’s first title with the Air Jordan 6 “Champagne Bottle” and Air Jordan 6 “Championship Cigar”. The two pairs couldn’t be more contrasting either, as the champagne bottle referencing pair dons a shiny green upper and translucent tongue to mimik the bottle popping festivities. Meanwhile, the Air Jordan 6 “Championship Cigar” utilizes a premium brown leather and accents of maroon and red. Hit the gallery for another look at these two upcoming special championship editions of the Air Jordan 6 and let us know which pair you’re feeling in the comments section.

View Photos
 
 

Exploring Warner Bros’ Original “Space Jam” Website

March 3rd, 2014 By

Exploring Warner Bros Original Space Jam Website

With news of a Space Jam 2 swirling and then dying down once LeBron James’ camp denied the allegations that the current King of the NBA would star in the sequel, it’s as apparent as ever that the movie has had a long lasting impact on both basketball and sneaker culture. In fact, when searching Space Jam on Google, interestingly enough, the first site that comes up is a website designed in the spirit and almost exact specifications of the Warner Brothers’ original site. Today we get a look at all of the goodies from this vintage internet finding, and they don’t disappoint. Whether it’s the completely outdated site that causes nostalgia or the fact that it still exists, you can see full images below and check it out for yourself here.

View Photos
 
 

9 of the Best Air Jordan 9 PEs

February 24th, 2014 By

9 of the Best Air Jordan 9 PEs

In terms of history, the Air Jordan 9 is one of the more interesting silhouettes in the Jordan Brand arsenal. All things considered, it was a shoe that wasn’t destined to exist after Michael Jordan abruptly announced his retirement from the game of basketball after the tragic murder of his father. But the brand wanted to live on after Jordan’s announcement, so the Jumpman scrambled to outfit a number of newly signed players in a plethora of player exclusives. The lineage lives on, as we recently previewed an exclusive Marshall Faulk PE. In honor of the recent surfacing of Marshall Faulk’s Air Jordan 9 Low PEs, we decided to count down the top 9 Air Jordan 9 player exclusives doled out by Jordan Brand in the past, so stick with us after the click and let us know which pair is your favorite in the comments.

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

View Photos
 
 

Vintage Gear: Michael Jordan 1997 All-Star Game Jersey Prototype

February 20th, 2014 By

Vintage Gear: Michael Jordan 1997 All Star Game Jersey Prototype

The 1997 All-Star game is best known for Kobe Bryant’s showcase during the Slam Dunk Contest and the half-time show that honored the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players, but somewhere along the line the planning committee must have lost sight of what they would do for the jerseys for the game. The two years prior in both Phoenix and San Antonio, the jerseys featured unique colors for the city, but when the ’97 game rolled around, players wore their usual jerseys featuring just a patch. Perhaps it was due to sponsoring brand Champion’s lack of commitment because both Nike and Puma would share duties on licensing after 1997, or an agreement couldn’t be reached on the design, but today’s vintage gear is a one of a kind look at what Michael Jordan could’ve wore for the East squad. The jersey features the Cavaliers’ colors at the time while a guitar underlined the All-Star font to pay homage to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This is possibly the first and only look we’ll ever get at what could’ve been, so let us know what you think of this jersey in the comments and grab this rare find today via thesofasurfer on eBay.

View Photos
 
 

Michael Jordan’s All-Time Birthday Stats

February 17th, 2014 By

Michael Jordans All Time Birthday Stats

Happy 51st Birthday, Michael Jordan! MJ has a lot to celebrate this year – whether it was the recent birth of his twin daughters last week or record sales for Jordan Brand – really, the list goes on. And while every aging year pushes fantasies of MJ’s fourth return to the NBA on the back-burner, in honor of February 17th, we compiled MJ’s all time statistics while playing on his birthday. Stick with us after the click to get a full rundown of his win-loss record on his special day and let us know what your favorite memory of the greatest of all time was in the comments.

View Photos
 
 

Vintage Gear: Michael Jordan 1997 NBA All-Star Practice Jersey

February 13th, 2014 By

Vintage Gear: Michael Jordan 1997 NBA All Star Practice Jersey

The 1997 NBA All-Star game was significant for a couple of reasons – the first being Glen Rice’s dominant second half in which the Charlotte sharp-shooter scored 24 points, and the overlooked first triple double in the games history recorded by none other than the East’s very own Michael Jordan. Today’s vintage gear takes us back to when Cleveland’s arena was known as the Gund Arena with this set of a vintage reversible Michael Jordan practice jersey baring the game’s logo insignia and a program from the game. The black side of the jersey features distinquishable Cleveland artifacts like a guitar for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame while the back reads Jordan’s name and number. Be sure to get a better view of this rare find by sticking with us after the click and heading to our gallery and if you’re truly feeling this piece of memorabilia from Cleveland’s 1997 NBA All-Star game, then grab it today via mindstate4200 on eBay.

View Photos