Tag Archives: Michael Jordan

Sneaker History: Michael Jordan “Flu Game”

Michael Jordan "Flu Game"

It’s hard to believe but it has been sixteen years since Michael Jordan had his famous “flu game” against the Utah Jazz during game 5 of 1997 NBA Finals. The Bulls were coming off two straight losses to the Jazz and many experts saying the team was losing confidence and weakened. Then came the news that Jordan was sick just before the next game in Utah. He remembers waking up in the middle of the night a day before the game, sweating profusely, shaking, and feeling as if he was going to die. The team’s medical staff evaluated him and said he was suffering from food poisoning or an intestinal stomach virus. Ge was told there was no way he would play game 5. Continue reading

Sneaker History: Michael Jordan Hits “The Shot”

Michael Jordan "The Shot"

It is known simply as “The Shot.” On this date, May 7th, in 1989, Michael Jordan hit one of the most memorable and dramatic buzzer beaters in NBA history. The Chicago Bulls were battling the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, the underdog in a 3-6 match-up. The series was tied 2 games apiece and this was the fifth and deciding game. It was already a feat that the Bulls had taken 2 games off of the Cavaliers as during the regular season they lost all four head to head match-ups against their Eastern Conference rivals. Continue reading

Sneaker Showcase: Happy 50th Birthday Michael Jordan!

Michael Jordan 6 Rings

It seems like every year, #sneakerholics celebrate two birthdays. Their own of course and Michael Jordan’s on February 17th. This year is no exception, especially with the 2013 All-Star Game taking place on the same day. On his 50th birthday, Jordan will not only have accomplished so much on the court, being both player and owner, but also off the court as well, with advertisements and endorsements far and wide. Of course, Jordan Brand will always find a way sneaker-wise to celebrate all of the great achievements he’s had in the kicks over the course of his career. We take look back at some of his defining moments and how the brand has paid tribute to them in special packages. Also, some information you may not have known about those games/situations. Continue reading

Sneaker History: Air Jordan III White/Cement

Michael Jordan Slam Dunk Contest in Air Jordan III White/Cement

The Air Jordan III “White Cement” returns in limited quantities once again. Once heralded throughout Jordan’s career as the shoe that earned him his second Slam Dunk title, a proper re-re-re-release of the shoe was necessitated to coincide with a 25th anniversary celebrating the accolades that followed every time he stepped on the court with them on. The shoe itself was showcased during one of the most incredible nights, which featured the All Star MVP in Chicago Stadium. The glory was his for the taking, as the defending Slam Dunk champion battled fearlessly to regain the bragging rights of the title, going against a great rival in The Human Highlight Reel, aka Dominique Wilkins. It wasn’t just a gimme though but when Wilkins received a 45 on his final dunk a small window was left open. Jordan pulled out the all the stops, earning the perfect score of 50 on his final dunk. The cocked back one handed jam from the free throw line is forever emblazoned on a sneakerholic’s wall and every Jordan 3 retro card. Nike Air on the heel and all.

Nike Air Jordan 3 '88 Retro White/Cement "Nike Air"

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Sneaker Spotlight: Air Jordan 11 Black/ Red

Michael Jordan versus Sonics in Air Jordan XI Black/Red

Air Jordan 11 Retro uploaded by EvangaAir Jordan 11 Retro uploaded by Evanga

One of the most anticipated sneaker releases happens today. The return of the Air Jordan 11 Black/Red is now available worldwide for #sneakerholics of any age to enjoy. Following the trend of releasing the AJ11 just before Christmas, this latest release may be the most important colorway to Michael Jordan himself. Continue reading