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Air Jordan XI (Black/Red). Releasing in stores on Dec. 14th in sizes for the whole family. It’s expected to have the #23 on the heel and a high-cut patent leather like the original from 1996.

 

AIR JORDAN RELEASE DATES

MAY 11 - TRAVIS SCOTT x AJ 1

MAY 11 - WESTBROOK - Grey

MAY 17 - wmns RETRO 12 - Black

MAY 18 - XI LOW Snakeskin - Bone

MAY 18 - KIDS RETRO 7 - W/Red

MAY 25 - NIKE SB x JORDAN 1

60 SECONDS of the GOAT

MAY 25 - NIKE SB x JORDAN 1

JUNE 1 - RETRO 7 - Ray Allen Bucks

JUNE 6 - RUSS WESTBROOK - Pink

JUNE 8 - RETRO 6 - Reflective

JUNE 8 - RETRO 7 - Reflective

JUNE 8 - RETRO 8 - Reflective

JUNE 8 - AJ 1 MID “QUAI 54”

JUNE 14 - AJ 4 FLYKNIT

JUNE 15 - RETRO 7 x PATTA

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“What were the Chicago Bulls before him? …Cows.”

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- Chick Hearn, Legendary Lakers broadcaster

 
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The reason JORDAN left the NBA to play baseball. It was 1993 and the Bulls had just won their third straight championship. MJ was exhausted and out of challenges. He felt he had nothing else to prove on the court. His father had tried to get him to retire in '91 after the first championship, so he could give baseball a shot. Then out of nowhere in July '93 Michael's father was murdered. His body was found floating in a creek in South Carolina after being shot. His red Lexus with license plate UNC0023 was stripped and found in the woods near Fayetteville, N.C. It was an easy decision for Michael. Retire from the NBA, and make an attempt at baseball to honor his father's wish.

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Coincidentally, Jerry Reinsdorf, the owner of the Bulls, also owned the Chicago White Sox. The Birmingham Barons were a double-A affiliate of the Sox, so Mike made a deal with Reinsdorf to play for the Barons. Fortunately for basketball fans the MLB went on strike in August 1994. With nothing to do because of the baseball lockout Mike decided to visit the Bulls practice facility in Deerfield, IL to see his old friends (Scottie Pippen & B.J. Armstrong). Phil Jackson let Michael participate in practices for a few weeks and that's when the desire to play the game emerged. Then on March 18, 1995 Jordan sent a two-word fax to the media: "I'm back." The rest is history.