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Michael Jordan’s 50 Sports Illustrated Covers – Available on eBay

July 24th, 2014 By

Michael Jordans 50 Sports Illustrated Covers   Available on eBay

Michael Jordan remains to be the most iconic sports figure to date, crossing over from the basketball court and into the pop culture lexicon due to his incredible skill and smart branding of his image. It makes sense then, that MJ would have the most covers in the history of Sports Illustrated, starting when he attended UNC and up until his return with the Washington Wizards. Today we get a look at a special lot of all 50 original, and non-reprinted issues, all in fairly great condition. Hit the click to see some of the covers and grab this rare find via chasmans on eBay.

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Michael Jordan’s Record $33 Million 1997 Bulls Contract Goes to Auction

July 24th, 2014 By

Michael Jordans Record $33 Million 1997 Bulls Contract Goes to Auction

Michael Jordan set a number of records in the NBA, but one that the business man in MJ is probably most proud of is garnering the most expensive contract in the league’s history – a record that still stands today. During the 1997-1998 season, Mike took home $33 million from one season of basketball, one that proved worth it as the Chicago Bulls brought home their 6th championship. The original contract is signed by Michael Jordan and the former Bulls general manager in Jerry Krause. According to ESPN, if you factor in inflation, that $33 million MJ made would be worth upwards of $49 million today. Hit the click for more info on this legendary piece of paper and head over to Heritage Auctions to start your bidding (that is if you have about $25,000 laying around).

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Jimmy Jackson Learns Not to Trash Talk Michael Jordan while Wearing Air Jordans

July 8th, 2014 By

Jimmy Jackson Learns Not to Trash Talk Michael Jordan while Wearing Air Jordans

Kendall Gill knows something about Air Jordan sneakers. The man was ushered into the post-Jordan era of Jordan Brand and was one of the first players to be delegated a player exclusive thanks to the thought process behind the Air Jordan 10. Mike would end up returning to the league to play against players wearing his own sneakers which definitely caused some awkward scenarios here and there. While announcing an NBA Summer League game, Gill told a story about his then New Jersey Nets teammate Jimmy Jackson’s altercation with His Airness. While Jackson was beating up Mike in a particular game, he decided to start trash talking, (or “talk mess to Superman” as Kendall put it) but MJ had the perfect response: “you know, you’re talking a lot of stuff to have my shoes on.” While we don’t know the exact sneaker Jackson laced up, his former teammate would say that it was a model under the Jumpman Team category and not a signature. Watch the video after the click.

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Jordans Daily: Weekly Recap – 6/21 – 6/27

June 27th, 2014 By

Jordans Daily: Weekly Recap   6/21   6/27

With a hectic release schedule, Jordan Brand is taking this weekend off in order to re-up on a number of early weekday releases next week (here’s looking at the two pairs of Jordan Futures, and a new Air Jordan 14 set to release). This week wasn’t a week off for the brand though as they announced signing Jabari Parker to the brand as well as long-time affiliate Andre Drummond. What do you think of the latest Jordan Brand week in hindsight? Be sure to get with us after the click for a full rundown of this week and stay tuned for more updates right here on JordansDaily.

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Jordans Daily: Weekly Recap – 6/14 – 6/20

June 20th, 2014 By

Jordans Daily: Weekly Recap   6/14   6/20

Another hectic week for Jordan Brand is coming to a close and we’re here to catch you up to speed just incase you missed out on some headlines. Today marked the 30th anniversary of the Chicago Bulls drafting Michael Jordan third overall in the 1984 Draft. A number of upcoming sneakers should get you excited, whether it was the announcement that the Air Jordan 11 “Legend Blue” will officially drop on December 20th, or Sneaker News giving us a preview of the upcoming Solefly collaboration atop the Air Jordan 3. Be sure to stick with us after the click for a full rundown of this week’s top headlines, a rundown of the latest found player exclusives and customs, and a recap of what’s releasing this weekend.

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Michael Jordan Selected by Chicago Bulls in 1984 Draft 30 Years Ago Today

June 20th, 2014 By

Michael Jordan Selected by Chicago Bulls in 1984 Draft 30 Years Ago Today

Let the 30th Anniversary of all things Jordan begin because on this day three decades ago, Michael Jordan was drafted by the Chicago Bulls with the third pick in the 1984 Draft. This particular draft is widely considered to be the greatest in NBA history thanks to the likes of Hakeem Olajuwon being drafted 1st overall, with steals like Charles Barkley and John Stockton going later in the draft. It was the inclusion of Jordan though, who entered early after finishing his Junior year at the University of North Carolina, who gave this draft the classic status, as he would go on to win 6 NBA Championships, 5 MVP awards, along with becoming the consensus choice as the greatest to ever hit the hardwood. As always, stick with Jordans Daily for all of your Jordan History and hit the click to watch the broadcast footage of that year’s draft.

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Michael Jordan Autographed Game-Worn Air Jordan 11 “Bred” Sells at Auction

June 19th, 2014 By

Michael Jordan Autographed Game Worn Air Jordan 11 Bred Sells at Auction

Sure, the final bid wasn’t nearly as expensive as how much the actual game-worn Air Jordan 12 “Flu Game” pair went for, but today the Air Jordan 11 “Bred” worn by Michael Jordan in Game 3 of the 1996 NBA Finals finally sold at auction today for $17,126. During the game Mike and the Bulls blew out the Seattle Supersonics as MJ poured in 38 points. Former NBA player Eric Snow actually had the pair auctioned. What do you think of the final price of the famous pair? Get with us after the click for a better look and stay with Jordans Daily for all your Jordan Memorabilia in the future.

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Michael Jordan Won His First NBA Title 23 Years Ago Today

June 12th, 2014 By

Michael Jordan Won His First NBA Title 23 Years Ago Today

The Air Jordan 6 is currently celebrating its 23rd anniversary, and besides the architecture of the shoe – one in which sneakerheads have praised since its inception thanks to the Porche inspired heel tab, alternating leather side panels and aerodynamic design – it is also the silhouette that Mike won his first championship in. Today marks the 23rd anniversary of the Chicago Bulls closing out the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 5 of the 1991 NBA Finals to win their first NBA Championship. Mike carried his squad with 33 points along with 13 assists and 7 rebounds, a near triple-double. While we’ll have to wait for Black Friday to grab the Air Jordan 6 “Black/Infrared”, the shoe that MJ wore during the close out game, hit the click for full highlights of MJ clinching his first title and let us know where this ranks among Mike’s all-time accomplishments in the comments section.

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Michael Jordan’s Net Worth Now $1 Billion

June 12th, 2014 By

Michael Jordans Net Worth Now $1 Billion

Michael Jordan is now worth over $1 Billion. Forbes made the announcement earlier today after they pegged his annual earning close to $90 Million at the beginning of this year. So how did MJ earn his fortune? Well, it didn’t necessarily come directly from playing basketball, but being the best to ever lace up a pair of signatures definitely played a roll in all of this. Kurt Badenhausen, Dean of athlete earnings at Forbes, found that Mike increased his stake in the now Charlotte Hornets nearly 10% within the last year to reach an 89.5% majority owner stake. And despite the Hornet’s current $135 million, which Jordan looks to change in the near future thanks to fielding a better team, increasing Jordan Brand sales and a plethora of new Hornets merchandise since the name change, he’s the newest member of the billionaire club. Congrats, Mike. What do you think of Michael Jordan joining the ranks of billionaire status? Stay tuned for more Michael Jordan news right here on Jordans Daily.

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Michael Jordan’s Flu Game Was 17 Years Ago Today

June 11th, 2014 By

Michael Jordans Flu Game Was 17 Years Ago Today

Earlier this year, Michael Jordan’s infamous Air Jordan 12 “Flu Game” pair – the original pair actually worn in game and then given to a Utah Jazz ball boy after the game – (a story that involved pretzels and apple sauce in what could be the most lopsided trade in the history of fiending after sneakers) sold for around $104,000. Today marks the 17th anniversary of the game in which MJ may or may not have suffered from food poisoning instead of the flu. Mike would go on to score 38 points while playing through heavy dehydration to lead the Bulls to a 90-88 victory to take control of the series. Hit the click for full highlights of the legendary Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals and stick with Jordans Daily for all your MJ History.

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