Air Jordan

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Post-Injury Air Jordans Could Bring Another $500K

Star gave the shoes to a young fan, who's had them since 1986

(Newser) - Michael Jordan's NBA career nearly ended just as it was starting. In the third game of his second season with the Chicago Bulls, Jordan broke his foot. When he returned six weeks later, Jordan had help: specially made Air Jordans, with a strap added to support his injured left... More »

Cops: Shopper Kills Thief Trying to Steal Air Jordans

Man had concealed weapon at the ready

(Newser) - What Jawaad Jabbar didn't know when he allegedly confronted two shoppers who had just bought $200 Air Jordans and, pointing a gun at them, tried to steal the Nike shoes: One of those shoppers had a gun of his own. Police say that shopper shot the 16-year-old during the... More »

Kids Get Drug Dealer's Custom Shoe Collection

As Casey Molina heads to jail, Boys & Girls Club gets donation

(Newser) - A convicted drug dealer in El Campo, Texas, won't need his custom sneakers and hat collection in prison—so they're going to the Boys & Girls Club, the Houston Chronicle reports. Cops found 22 pairs of collector Nike Air Jordans and quite a few sports caps in the... More »

Michael Jordan Still Earns $80M a Year

Forbes: Turns out he's great at business, too

(Newser) - With Michael Jordan's 50th birthday upon us tomorrow, expect to see plenty of tributes to his glory days as a player. But Forbes points out that Jordan is enjoying a whole new kind of glory as a businessman. Thanks largely to his Jordan Brand, a division of Nike, the... More »

Air Jordan Release Leads to Brawls, Arrests Across US

Apparently, people are really desperate for these shoes

(Newser) - Nothing like pepper spray to make for a happy holiday story: When a Washington mall sold out of the new Nike Air Jordans released this morning, things turned violent and police had to spray the crowd. More than 1,000 people had lined up at 4am to buy the 11... More »

How Kobe Killed Hightops

Once-dominant fashion has gone by the wayside

(Newser) - In case you hadn't noticed, hightop sneakers are on death's door. You can thank big stars like Steve Nash, who's worn low-tops all his life, and Kobe Bryant, whose switch to low-tops last year prompted four of his Lakers teammates to follow suit. Of course, they're not alone. Eighty percent... More »

Michael Jordan's Son Could Cost College $3M

Adidas deal predates player with inherited preference for Nike

(Newser) - Michael Jordan’s son wants to wear the shoes his dad made famous when he plays college basketball this season—but if he does, he could wind up costing the University of Central Florida $3 million. Marcus Jordan insists on wearing Nike Air Jordans, but UCF has a deal with... More »

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