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Jim Rome Keeps Getting Checks for His Space Jam Cameo

April 18th, 2014 By

Jim Rome Keeps Getting Checks for His Space Jam Cameo

More than 17 years after Space Jam hit the big screens and found a special place in the hearts of seemingly every 90s kid, a certain someone is still getting paychecks thanks to his involvement and get this – he wasn’t even a good guy in the movie. Jim Rome of Jim Rome is Burning fame spent 42 seconds of on camera time bashing Michael Jordan’s switch to baseball and for his contribution is still receiving royalties. So if Rome is making $6.38 almost two decades later, what does MJ’s unexpected checks look like? Watch the Space Jam clip of Jim Rome’s signature and always critical one-liners after the click.

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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.

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Tony Wroten Misquoted Over Jordan Apology

March 21st, 2014 By

Tony Wroten Misquoted Over Jordan Apology

It appears that neither Tony Wroten nor his agent ever received a call from Michael Jordan over the mishap of his Air Jordan 10 and its broken sole during a game against the Indiana Pacers. Initially reported by The Delaware News Journal, they quoted Wroten as saying that he had received an apology call from the head honcho of the Jumpman himself last week after the Air Jordan 10 Retro broke down on court. “He called my agent,” the paper quoted Wroten. Subsequent media outlets reported on the story, including us, but now Wroten’s agent Greg Lawrence told ESPN.com about the misquote. “Tony told me that the media asked him if he thought Jordan would apologize and he answered, ‘He can call my agent.” Do you think Tony still deserves that apology? Stick with us after the click for images of the incident and stay tuned for more Jordan news.

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Michael Jordan Apologized After Tony Wroten’s Air Jordan 10 Tore Apart

March 20th, 2014 By

Michael Jordan Apologized After Tony Wrotens Air Jordan 10 Tore Apart

Things aren’t going so well for the Philadelphia 76ers this season. Currently in the midst of a historically awful 22 game losing streak, the tanking Sixers don’t have much to look forward to besides the end of this season and the upcoming NBA Draft. To make matters worse, in a game against the top-seeded Indiana Pacers, guard Tony Wroten’s Air Jordan 10 fell apart on court. If that doesn’t personify the Sixers season, where they can’t even keep their shoes from falling apart, then we don’t know what does. Luckily, Michael Jordan got on the phone and called Wroten’s agent to personally apologize. The guard has been known to wear Air Jordan retros on court throughout the entire season, so will this change what he decides to wear? Hit the click to see the video of the sneaker fail in action and stick with Jordans Daily for all your Air Jordan news.

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Air Jordan 17 Low: Michael Jordan Wizards PE on eBay

March 20th, 2014 By

Air Jordan 17 Low: Michael Jordan Wizards PE on eBay

Michael Jordan’s time with the Wizards is always unjustly forgotten as his one return from retirement that shouldn’t  have happened. But Mike could still hoop, becoming the oldest player to put up both 40 and 50 points in a game and one might forget that MJ almost led that Wizards team to a playoff birth. Today we get a shoe that nods at his past in the nation’s capitol in the form of this Air Jodan 17 Low in a Wizards player exclusive. Featuring a white leather upper, the shoe is in pristine condition featuring those peel off protective stickers ont he shoe’s heel. With a copper 23 stitching, there’s no doubt whose pair this was. What are your thoughts on this player exclusive? Hit the click for a better view and grab them today via jdmturboek on eBay.

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Air Jordan 1 Low: OG Pair Available on eBay

March 19th, 2014 By

Air Jordan 1 Low: OG Pair Available on eBay

The Air Jordan 1 Low has been a summer staple for Jordan Brand since the Jumpman branched out from the Swoosh in 1997. And while we’ve been hit with countless colorways and inspirations, it’s easy to forget that the shoe has been around since nearly the same time MJ laced up a signature sneaker. Today we get a view of one of the original iterations of the sneaker in a clean white and grey that keeps things simple and casual enough to remain pristine despite the test of time. The back heel features a different placement of the classic ‘Wings’ logo, being delegated to the grey overlay instead of the back heel panel. What do you think of this original pair of the Air Jordan 1 Low? Hit the click for a better view and know that you can grab it today via elenacorleone on eBay.

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Vintage Gear: Michael Jordan 1976 Autographed Yearbook

February 28th, 2014 By

Vintage Gear: Michael Jordan 1976 Autographed Yearbook

There’s a plethora of rare Michael Jordan memorabilia pieces from his time as a member of the Chicago Bulls (and even as a player on the Wizards, Tar Heels and Birmingham Barons) but occasionally we stumble across something from earlier times before that. Usually it’s an old classmate or a neighbor trying to reap the rewards of Michael Jordan’s worldwide fame as today we find ourselves looking at an old yearbook from 1976 that even features his autograph (His Airness would be 13 at the time of scribing ‘Mike’ across his own black and white photo). Hit the click if you want to get a better look at what MJ’s autograph looked like before people were desperately trying to grab it and know that you can own this rare and albiet strange piece of memorabilia from Mike’s time as an elementary school student via mjuncfan on eBay.

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Michael Jordan Made $90 Million in 2013

February 27th, 2014 By

Michael Jordan Made $90 Million in 2013

According to Forbes Magazine, Michael Jordan made a total of $90 million through his numerous sponsorships last calendar year, and as much as $75 million came directly from Jordan Brand. The Jumpman continues to grow each year, as the numbers showcased that retro releases accounted for nearly half of the brand’s sales. Within the article, Phil de Picciotto claims that “Given that he is the name tha tlaunched the brand, you could argue that he deserves more,” in reference to Jordan’s total haul.  Be sure to read the full analysis of Jordan’s fortune by heading over to Forbes and let us know if you think, as the man behind the name of Jordan Brand, that Michael Jordan deserves a larger cut of the company’s profits.

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Vintage Gear: Air Jordan 6 “Infrared” Cartoon Poster

February 24th, 2014 By

Vintage Gear: Air Jordan 6 Infrared Cartoon Poster

With the classic Air Jordan 6 “White/Infrared” having just released to commemorate Jordan Brand’s 23rd anniversary of MJ’s first championship sneaker, today’s vintage gear is a perfect addition to any sneaker collector’s wall as we see a classic poster from 1991 in the form of this cartoonish styling of His Airness. Jordan Brand had a number of marketing campaigns for Jordan over the years, but perhaps one of the most forgotten is the rendition of the man as a cartoon as seen here. The poster features bold colors and block text while he rocks his classic sneaker and the drawing even features licensed merchandise that the brand sold at the time.  Hit the click for a full look at this rare find and grab it today via koolstuff56 on eBay.

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UNC Tar Heels to Wear 1982-inspired Nike Hyper Elite Uniforms

February 20th, 2014 By

UNC Tar Heels to Wear 1982 inspired Nike Hyper Elite Uniforms

To say that the University of North Carolina is all about lineage would be an understatement. The historic program has a timeline that includes over 2,100 total wins and 18 Final Four appearances and now the Tar Heels are turning back the clock this Saturday, February 22nd in an homage to the man that got them one of their first tourney wins. The squad will wear some new Nike Hyper Elite uniforms in honor of MJ’s 1982 shot that catapulted him to stardom and helped the Heels secure a national championship over the Georgetown Hoyas. Be sure to get a better look at these upcoming North Carolina Tar Heels uniforms by sticking with us after the click and let us know your thoughts on this new take on a throwback look by penning your thoughts in the comments.

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