Everyone remembers the “Double-Nickel” game. It’s one of Michael Jordan‘s most famous moments in the NBA and came, over the years, to symbolize his shortened 1994-95 season. It was our first real glimpse of the old Jordan, too, as he went for 55 points on a marquee stage, and came through in the clutch to beat the Knicks. He did it all in the “Chicago” Air Jordan X, too, which is dropping this Saturday at Champs Sports. While the retro also sports the #45 stitching, this colorway was a favorite of MJ’s throughout the 21 games he played in the X before switching for good to the Air Jordan XI in the playoffs against Orlando.
It’s not hard to see why, either. The colorway just screams Chicago and has to be one of the most overlooked white/black/red releases ever in this Nike/Jordan Brand line. Ironically, the “Chicago” X was never made for MJ. In fact, it was never made for Chicago, either. It was part of the “City Series,” which were player exclusives given to a few players across the league to wear while Jordan was still trying to hit a curveball. One of those started as a PE for Harold Miner from Miami, before eventually coming to the CHI a few weeks before the “Double-Nickel.”
However, here’s the thing with this list: We’re not including ANYTHING from the “Double-Nickel” game. That’s for obvious reasons, if you’re paying attention to the headline. To get you hyped for this release, we’re all about dropping knowledge on some gems that you probably missed over the years.
Here are Michael Jordan’s Greatest Forgotten Moments in the Air Jordan 10.
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