To compete in the ’92 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona, the USA assembled what is arguably the best basketball team of all time. Jordan, Bird, Johnson, Ewing, Robinson, Barkley, Pippen, Malone, Stockton, Drexler, Mullen and Laettner made up ‘The Dream Team’.
Airing on NBA TV, the documentary The Dream Team, offers an inside look into the selection process, the road leading to the Barcelona Olympics, and on-court battles between team members. The Dream Team even shares untold stories of a demoralising defeat to college students right before the Barcelona Games.
The Dream Team dominated the world and left Barcelona with gold, leading each game with an average of over 40 points. 20 years on, they are still highly regarded as the best of the best, being dubbed “The greatest team ever assembled in the history of team sports”.
The Dream Team airs on June 13.
It’s been over a decade since a new pair of patent leather Air Jordan XI in a low cut graced our presence, but now they’re back. The Air Jordan XI Low White/Varsity Red has been thrown in the middle of some highly anticipated releases.
Featuring traditional Chicago Bulls colour highlights, this classic white shoe comes wrapped in a pure white patent leather across the mid-section and toe cap.
The Air Jordan XI is the most popular model in the Air Jordan line and, with a clean-cut colourway like this, no one is expecting them to stay on the shelves for long.
The official release date is this Saturday May 5, but they can be found online earlier.
Before the Bulls, Michael Jordan had already made an impact in the world of basketball with a game winning shot that would seal a North Carolina national championship.
To celebrate 30 years since that moment, Converse and Jordan Brand have teamed up on a special commemorative pack. The pack includes a UNC jersey and a pair of Converse shoes both signed by MJ himself.
Only 30 limited edition packs will be sold via a special Ebay auction which begins today, with all proceeds going to the James R. Jordan Foundation.
2012 is set to be a big year for the Jordan Brand with many of our favourite sneakers being retro’d, the next release being the Air Jordan XII ‘Playoff’ edition which is just around the corner.
The 2012 release alludes to the ’97 and ’04 versions with a finish in a similar texture on both the white guards and black leather upper.
The AJ XII was the first Air Jordan shoe to be released under JB as it moved into a new sub-brand of Nike. While some collectors are unhappy about the amount of re-retros from JB, we’re salivating at the prospect of a fresh pair of sneakers to add to the collection.
Although they’re set to drop mid to late April through retail stores, you can be sure to find them online a little earlier for those that can’t wait.
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