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    The time Michael Jordan wore a competitor’s signature shoe in a game (www.essentiallysports.com)

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    “It Was Phenomenal”: NBA Legends on Sharing the Locker Room Alongside Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal
    The 1984 deal that Michael Jordan signed with Nike was a turning point for the legend as well as the brand. ‘Air Jordan’ got released post the successful contract and became one of the best-selling sneaker brands in the world. Moreover, very few players were signed to wear the elite Jordans. One of them was Penny Hardaway in his rookie years. But guess what, Michael wore Penny’s signature shoe once in 1995 playoffs and it was a day of massive mutual respect between the two.

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    Jonah Hill adidas Superstar release date announced (sneakernews.com)

    While once frequently typecasted, Jonah Hill has more recently become a tour de force of creativity. His work, with acting the jumping off point, began to delve into directing with his nostalgia-heavy film Mid-90s and his advert with the adidas band of celebrities. And though he’s long been a part of the Three Stripes family, the talent is only now set to get his first official collaboration: a Superstar crafted with a visually hushed sense of aggression. The majority of the construction, which uses a neutral and near vintage palette of white and navy blue, plays up its accents more than anything else. Stripes at the side forego overlays for a more pronounced puffed shape while eye stays follow suit alongside thick flat laces. At the heel, an unrefined “Superstar” embroidery brands the model just below a heel tab significant in its contrast stitch and “JH” markings. Grab a detailed look at these right here and rumor has it that the release is set for later this July.

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    Air Jordan 1 University Blue coming in 2021 (sneakernews.com)

    Every year, Jordan Brand reveals a reserved sense of reliance on the University Blue coloring. The UNC likeness, which is as firm a part of the brand heritage as the signature Bulls’ flag, has given life to both coveted GRs and even some SB collaborations with the veritably legendary Eric Koston. 2021, unsurprisingly, is no exception to the trend as @py_leaks reveals a matching Air Jordan 1 set for down the road next Spring. Via their mock-up here, you’ll be pleased to see some OG color blocking with the cool tone taking over much of nearly all the smooth leather overlays. Unders hint in white while ankle padding, logos, and swooshes hue black, each effectively applying familiarity to a scheme that is otherwise loosely brand new. Grab a quick look at what could be and sit tight for further confirmation closer to Spring 2021.

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    An Oral History of Michael Jordan’s Legendary ‘Space Jam’ Pickup Runs (www.slamonline.com)

    During the summer of 1995, some of the best pickup basketball games ever played were organized under an inflatable dome in the VIP parking lot of Warner Bros. studio. They called it the Jordan Dome.

    While filming Space Jam, it was mandatory that Michael Jordan have the ability to work out in preparation for the upcoming season. He had just returned to the NBA after a brief stint in Minor League Baseball and the Bulls had been knocked out of the 1995 playoffs in the second round by the Magic.

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    Daniel Johnston x Supreme SS20 Collection (hypebeast.com)

    Supreme honors the late Daniel Johnston in its newest Spring/Summer 2020 collection. The Austin, Texas musician and artist, who passed away in September 2019, was a beloved and accomplished figure who created unique works of musical and visual art that took influence from his schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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    No One Had a Style Evolution Quite Like Beastie Boys (www.gq.com)

    It has been a big month for throwback style. GQ has spent the past few weeks documenting the most stylish moments of The Last Dance, ESPN’s ode to Michael Jordan and the late-1990s Chicago Bulls. However, there is another recently released documentary that is just as packed with excellent fits and next-level style: the Spike Jonze-directed Beastie Boys Story. That group was best known for its experimental blending of hip-hop, hardcore punk, and everything in between. But the film shows that their sense of style was much like their music—a hodgepodge of motifs from various cultures and scenes. It’s the type of thing that doesn’t make sense on paper, but the end result is an idiosyncratic style that now feels years ahead of its time—literally, if you look at the dozens of contemporary musicians biting their style today.

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    These game-worn Air Jordan 1s may be the most expensive pair ever auctioned (www.gq.com)

    In 2012, Jordan Geller was bidding in an eBay auction for arguably one of the most important shoes in sneaker history. On offer was a pair of Air Jordan 1s were worn by Michael Jordan, signed by Jordan himself. Ultimately, Geller won the shoes. And now, eight years later, the sneakers are coming up for auction again—this time from the glitzy auction house Sotheby’s, better known for selling multi-million-dollar Monets and Cartier bracelets. (And, more recently, Supreme skate decks.) In the intervening years, sneaker collecting and selling has become a massive business, with private investors spending millions to goose resale startups, and plenty of people make their living by selling the hottest pieces. Prices are auction-house-worthy now, too: the estimate for the Jordans going up for sale today is $100,000 to $150,000.