Michael Jordan Statue puts Reebok on Thin Ice

Don’t worry readers, this is not another Fusion. Recently, the famous Michael Jordan statue in front of Chicago’s United Center had been dressed in hockey attire to celebrate the Chicago Blackhawk’s run in the Stanley Cup Finals. As many of you know, the famous statue depicts MJ wearing the Air Jordan 9. However, a skate blade was attached to the soles. The problem? A Reebok skate was attached. Within 48 hours, a Nike sticker was placed over the Reebok logo.

Reports are now speculating that this was the work of a fan and not industry heads at Nike or JB, however, this isn’t the first time Reebok, Jordan, and the Blackhawks have crossed paths. Last spring, Jordan attended a Blackhawks game in a personalized “23″ Blackhawks sweater. MJ did some additional personalization covering up all Reebok logos on the jersey.? Additional pics of the statue and skate change can be seen below.

Air Jordan 9 with skate and Nike sticker (left), original Reebok skate on statue (center), full statue in Blackhawk's attire (right)

Source: Yahoo! Sports


  1. mopar910 says:

    I just think they shouldn't dress up the statue period.

    1. J From MD says:

      I agree with this.

    2. Mike Bill says:


    3. PhilWil says:

      exactly… why they thought this was a good idea… I don't know. You got a guy with a basetballin hand, jumping in the air, with a hockey unifrom on.

  2. Quest Ion says:

    LMAO…street teams FTW!

  3. ate ohh won says:

    hahaha idiots. that Jordan Blackhawks jersey is hard as fuuuh tho!

  4. JORDAN_CRAZY says:


  5. dopasaurus says:

    i always thought it was funny that the statue had mike wearing a pair of Js he never laced up in for an NBA game…

    1. addikted2kix says:

      I was about to say the same thing.. But he did wear the retro nine's when he was wizard in the cool gray colorway..

  6. Sneaky Feet says:

    if JB won’t give us olive IXs, they should give us a statue-esque black/bronze colorway.

    1. NUCLEUS.ONE says:

      Agreed. Should have been the Bin colorway. Another missed opportunity.

  7. FrOGman says:

    This is funny.. MM has a HUGE head.. But he is the MAN. the statue is tight covered all up like that.. I remember when Nike starting into Hockey Products, I got the all white Nike rollerblades for my Bday that summer..those were so FLY!

  8. brando says:

    i really thoght this was a PE sample 9 when i saw the front post

  9. Winse says:

    I think it’s disrespect to the statue

    1. FLIP says:

      I’m with you on that….. Don’t f..k with the statue.

  10. cold says:

    leave the statue alone ! hockey sucks

  11. Ryan.T. says:

    How'd they stretch the jersey out enough to even get it on the statue? The statue's arms don't bend obviously…

  12. jahcongo says:

    It isn't like the BULLS are going to the NBA FINALS, but leave the statue alone…LAKERS in 5! Kobe is on FIYAH!!!!

  13. ajFREAK says:

    obviously mj wasn't feelin the reebok joints on his jersey at the black hawk game, so he's not feelin' the reebok on dem classic 9's. leave jordan alone!

  14. crazyhorsethechief says:

    I think it's great that they dressed up the statue. With all the pain that Chicago fans have felt over the past 100 years, it's cool that they celebrated someone BESIDES Jordan. It's not that serious. People act like the man is a demigod. All he did is play basketball, albeit very well, but that's it. The series is only seven games. it'll be over before people know it. And the Nike sticker is the right thing to do if the statue is going to have a brand specific shoe on it.

  15. Flatsole says:

    SMH @ lames turning NK into their classifieds.

  16. iRoqkJ'z says:

    If MJ isn’t sayinq n.e thinq den y r u? Chicago does have n.e thinq qood in sports to look foward other den da blackhawks so let dem be happy & do what dey want!!!!!

  17. RDQLUS says:

    MJ went and played baseball. Why not let the statue rock some Chi-town hockey gear?! MJ was a big supporter of the city and all the teams. I dig it and if it really does say "Jordan" on the back… well that's even mo'pimpy! Jordan on the line-change FTW! hahaha

  18. Wrong… jus wrong

  19. NotLikeU says:

    its a statue of a person; not a god. you guys wouldnt care if people fcked w/ the abe lincoln statue.

  20. willie_mcfly22 says:

    The IX sales jus went up cuz I kno alooooot of peoe dent kno he was wearin the IXs in the statue…