Despite hanging up his ever iconic Air Jordans over a decade ago, Michael Jordan’s name will forever resonate in popular culture.With the current media landscape thoroughly moving away from printed matter, this makes for Jordan’s previous magazine appearance a bit of a special rarity in a similar vein to the album cover. Kicksonfire highlights some 35 different instances which can be seen here, outlining everything from his most off-base and questionable covers including Gamepro to “His Airness” captured in his prime during his days with the Bulls.
Grantland takes us back to the younger years through the latest installment of their “Story Time with Jalen Rose” series. In this episode, Rose recounts his experience playing against a Wizards-era Michael Jordan. Watching Jordan play during his championship run with the Bulls, Rose found himself surprisingly confident when playing against Jordan in a different context. With an already notorious penchant for expressive commentary, Rose succeeded in his quest to challenge Jordan, but ultimately, committed some ‘personal fouls’ in the process. Enjoy the humorous video above.
While BSTORE may no longer exist in physical retail space form, the shoe line goes on. Thank goodness, otherwise we wouldn’t have these beautiful derby shoes to display on our pages. The ‘Michael’ has a slight old man feel to it but as you may have noticed, we’re not averse to a little elderly styling in our footwear. A sturdy, round toe model, the dark blue sole adds a bit of contemporary detail. Find them here.
BSTORE Brown Leather ‘Michael’ Derby with Contrast Sole is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, HK-Kicks.com has linked up with ENTERBAY for an exclusive edition of its 1/6 scale Michael Jordan figure. Following the release of “I’M BACK” and “#23 Away”, this exclusive drop sees His Airness’ likeness in a faithful re-creation of his 1996 NBA Finals uniform as the figure includes everything from a metallic gold Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy embroidery on the “Home” white jersey, black socks, and MJ’s black/red Air Jordan XI to the Chicago Bulls’ classic white warm-ups, a Spalding basketball, and more. Boasting 30 points of articulation, a hand-painted head sculpt, and five sets of interchangeable hands, the limited edition figure is limited to just 500 units with 123 sets available exclusively through a special Instagram contest – details of which appear below.
1. Follow @hleung13 on Instagram and like HK-Kick.com Facebook Page.
2. Post a screenshot of your Jordan collection (maximum of 3 photos) on Instagram.
3. Include hashtag #EBMJHKK10 and @hleung13 in the image description.
4. Include your email in the image description.
5. Make sure your Instagram account is not “Private” so we can view your photos.
Move over GI Joe. Sorry Optimus Prime. A real superhero has arrived. Representing probably the most detailed Michael Jordan Figuring ever, this 1/6th scale rendition of His Airness is wowing collectors and basketball fans everywhere who instantly need this piece to enhance their collection. The “#23 Away” figurine was created by Enterbay and comes with a ton of accessories, including interchangeable hands, basketballs, knee pads, and several pairs of sneakers, including the Air Jordan 10 “Steel”, Air Jordan 11 “Concord” and the Air Jordan 2. But the most impressive feature is the fact that each comes with their own unique facial expression, a 1/6 scale MVP trophy, and a special Air Jordan 11 “Concord” pendant (for you) to commemorate the launch. The MJ “#23 Away” figurine is just now preparing for release in the U.S., with BAIT offering exclusive pre-order. It isn’t cheap, but anything worth it isn’t.
Michael Jordans legacy will always be remembered. His on-court greatness easily made him one of the greatest to ever play the game of basketball. Let’s not forget that his sneakers are still as hot a commodity now as they were back when he was playing, as new sneakerheads flock to their nearest retailers to claim their piece of Air Jordan.
But when it comes to Michael Jordan figurines, it doesn’t get any better than the extremely detailed products made by Enterbay. Paying attention to every detail that is MJ, Enterbays ‘#23 Away’ figurine provides any and all MJ collectors, who are looking for more than just a pair of sneakers, with their very own mini MJ.
All you MJ fanatics will be pleased to know that the aforementioned MJ figurine will finally be arriving in the US as BAIT is currently taking pre-orders. Though the toy isn’t cheap, it comes with a ton of little treats, like the interchangeable sneakers and Air Jordan XI pendant necklace, that makes this figurine an instant must-have.
Be sure to check out the full product description below and head over to Bait to pre-order MJ figurine now.
Real Masterpiece Collection: Enterbay Michael Jordan #23 (Series 1 Road Edition) includes:
· 1 (one) head sculpts of museum-like representation of Michael Jordan with authentic likeness, each with a different facial expression.
· The head sculpt is hand-painted with newly developed “multi layer” paint application.
· Newly developed NBA-MJ body with 30 points of articulation, the height is according to Jordan’s actual height, therefore instead of the usual 12” figurine, this product is actually around 13” tall.
· Accurate Official Number23. NBA Chicago Bulls team Jerseys with shorts and a pair of white socks.
· 5 (five) pairs of interchangeable hands, including two pieces with magnets on them to hold the basketball
· Accessories included: An elbow band and a knee pad; all in black.
· A pair of Air Jordan 10 (X) Original (OG) – Steels (White / Black – Light Steel Grey).
· A pair of Air Jordan 11 (XI) Original (OG) – Concords (White / Black – Dark Concord).
· A pair of Air Jordan 2 (II) Retro.
· A 1/6 scale Spalding basketball with magnet inside
· Newly developed figurines stand with Chicago Bulls logo on it. Figurine stand can be easily twist and curl, in order to adjust the height.
Consisting of a selection of polo shirts, the coming together of Uniqlo and Michael Bastian makes for welcoming news for fans of either entity. A large variety of motifs make this a comprehensive instalment while the slimmer silhouette defines the aesthetic while the designer ensures, “I designed this project with myself in mind, like I design everything I do. I really personalize it and always ask myself ‘Would I wear that? Do I want that? Is this something I’ve been looking for for a while?’ It really is a personal process, but I’m a man designing menswear, so it’s as good a place to start as any.” (more…)
Earlier this week brought the 10 year anniversary of Michael Jordan’s very final NBA game. This, of course, was not the first time MJ stepped away from the court. A decade later has left even his biggest fans a bit fuzzy as to the sequence of MJ’s retirements in relation to the kicks he donned before calling it quits for the last time. So here’s a recap before we ask you to choose your favorite Air Jordan retirement kicks.
Jordan’s first retirement, although short lived, came after his first of two 3 peats with the Chicago Bulls, in 1993. MJ and the Bulls defeated Sir Charles Barkley and the Phoenix Suns in six games, resulting in his 3rd NBA Finals championship and NBA Finals MVP. And he did it all in the Air Jordan “Playoff” 8.
His second retirement came after devastating the City of Salt Lake and the Utah Jazz (for the 2nd time) with “The Shot”, winning Jordan his sixth NBA title, coupled with his sixth Finals MVP. This time MJ chose to end it in the ‘Last Shot’ Air Jordan 14. This was thought to be his permanent retirement—but it wasn’t.
On September 25th, 2001, “His Airness” announced that he would be returning to the game he loves, this time as a Washington Wizard. MJ played two seasons with the Wizards and, although he proved he could still hang with the new talent of the league, his Wizards failed to make the playoffs both seasons. Michael’s final game came in April of 2003, in a 107-87 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. Not quite as successful as his previous two exits, but he did so in style, wearing the “Sport Royal” Air Jordan 18′s.
Not only has Jordan had an amazing career, but he also had some amazing sneakers on the road to captivating a very accomplished style of play. So—take your pick. What was your favorite retirement moment? Which of the 3 games can you remember? And most of all, which sneakers where your favorites on his feet? Was it the Playoff 8′s? The Last Shot 14′s? Or the Sport Royal 18′s? Let us know!
Originating as the tennis shirt from the great mind of René Lacoste, the now golf or polo shirt is an archetypal piece of sportswear that remains a staple in every man’s wardrobe summer after summer. For those looking to beef up their meek polo game this season, fast-fashion retailer Uniqlo enlists menswear comrade Michael Bastian to release a collection of collared short-sleeves that will last anyone weeks. Chalked full with stripes, prints, breast pockets, button-downs, saturated colors and much more, the eclectic range aligns with Bastian’s philosophy of less is more. The designer ensures, “I designed this project with myself in mind, like I design everything I do. I really personalize it and always ask myself ‘Would I wear that? Do I want that? Is this something I’ve been looking for for a while?’ It really is a personal process, but I’m a man designing menswear, so it’s as good a place to start as any.” The collaborative range will hit Uniqlo stores on May 20.