This year Jordan Brand and Nike have been celebrating 23 years of Air Jordans. Many could debate what was the true birth of the Air Jordan whether it was the designing of the Jordan 1, the first time he wore the shoes in the NBA, or the day that the NBA banned the shoes from the league.
This week on OSD, a trivia question was asked about the significance of today. It was
23* 24 years ago today, October 18th, that the Nike Air Jordans were banned from the NBA and a penalty for Michael Jordan wearing the shoes was set at $5,000 per game. Like with many Jordans, Michael wore them in the game before anyone else had the chance.
“On September 15th, Nike created a revolutionary new basketball shoe. On October 18th, the NBA threw them out of the game. Fortunately, the NBA can’t stop you from wearing them.
Air Jordans from Nike.”
* – Clearly I need to relearn simple subtraction.