Spike Lee is a documented sneaker and Jordan Brand fanatic, and his classic film Do the Right Thing is significantly connected to the culture. Today marks the 25-year anniversary of the movie's theatrical release, and we're taking a look back at its historical connection to sneakers. Many memorable models were spotted in the movie, including Bo Jackson trainers and the Air Jordan 4, but the blockbuster contunues to inspire Jordan Brand silhouettes and style codes. Other than gracing Spike Lee's personal Jordan Spizike, the blue and yellow theme has also been featured on the Air Jordan 3 and last year's Air Jordan XX8, as well as many other customs and secondary sneakers. Get a look at some of the DTRT Jordans below, and tell us your Do the Right Thing sneaker stories in the feedback space underneath.
Before he won six NBA Championships, Michael Jordan had to break through and get his first. 23 years ago today, MJ and the Chicago Bulls captured their first ever Larry O'Brien Trophy in the 1991 Finals by beating Magic's Lakers in Los Angeles. Wrapping up the series with a gentleman's sweep in five games, Jordan celebrated in his red away jersey and the Air Jordan 6 Black/Infrared. Scoring 30 points and being named The Finals MVP, the GOAT kicked off his Champagne & Cigar craze and catapulted into a three-peat, and ultimately six rings in eight years.
Basketball is a team sport, but few single player performances stand out more than Michael Jordan's Flu Game. While MJ's 38 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals were far from shabby, it was his will to win and play through debilitating flu symptoms that made this game the stuff of legends. Instantly iconic, the performance still holds weight 17 years later.