The Air Jordan 14 “Ferrari” is aptly named considering the shoe’s design is modeled after Michael Jordan’s favorite whip at the time. But you already knew that, right? Wait, you didn’t? That’s pretty funny, considering his sneaker line birthed much of the modern day sneaker culture.
Everything MJ, from his favorite past times to why he stuck his tongue out to how his sneakers changed the game, has been discussed since he last wore that Chi-town two-three. His impact is understood. His fans’ loyalty is unwavering. Even in his true blue Washington Wizards days, the public couldn’t get enough info about the man who walked on (Nike) air. From books to shoes, to television specials to clothes, to even underwear, the man is an icon even at 51 years old. He hasn’t won a title since 1998 — his final year in Chicago — and yet his shadow dwarfs all else in professional sports. Everyone in basketball, from LeBron to Kobe to Kevin Durant, has to stand up to his shadow. That’s unfortunate, too, because they’ll probably never be able to match it.
This weekend, the thirst will be real. Sneakerheads and culture junkies will line up hours in advance for a shot at the latest retro release, one that’s been in the making for over a decade. With the “Ferrari” Air Jordan 14 set to drop this Saturday at Champs Sports, we decided to test your Jordan knowledge well beyond that of a hypebeast. Was MJ really “overlooked” as a sophomore in high school? What profession did his dad encourage him to go into? How did he get invited to Five-Star Basketball camp?
Read along to find out. Here are 14 Things You Didn’t Know About Michael Jordan.
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