Jordan 9 Calvin Bailey

Who is Calvin Bailey? Calvin Bailey is a fictitious character that Nike created after Michael Jordan’s abrupt retirement from the NBA in 1993. In order to market Jordan’s 9th signature release Nike produced commercials supporting that Michael was indeed somewhere in the basketball world playing for teams like Gary and Crawfish under the aliases Johnny Kilroy and Calvin Bailey. Although this was a clever campaign we know Michael was actually in Alabama playing for the Birmingham Barons. Fast forward to 2012 and Nike is up to it again as they prepare for the release of the Jordan 9 Calvin Bailey featuring the blue and yellow color ways of Bailey’s team Gary.