Throwback Thursday // Air Jordan 11 “Space Jam”

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With the 20th anniversary of Space Jam rapidly approaching, plenty of speculation is beginning to emerge of a potential 2016 retro release of the iconic “Space Jam” Air Jordan 11. Initially released in 2000 and then again in 2009, this colorway has grown to become one of the more sought after “grails” within the culture.

However, there is much more history within the lineage of this pair as it was actually one of the first Air Jordan 11 iterations to grace the hardwood within the NBA.

To see for yourself, scroll through the pages below to explore the detailed history.


After securing his third straight championship with the Chicago Bulls after the 1993 season, there wasn’t much else for Michael Jordan to accomplish. With his star status reaching levels unforeseen in the sport, the unfortunate circumstances arriving that summer would drive MJ away from the NBA, specifically the murder of his beloved father.

Taking a sabbatical from the game, Michael would venture to baseball and play a season and a half with the Birmingham Barons and additional ancillary squads. Although he was away from the hardwood, his next two signature models would release at retailers those being the Air Jordan 9 and Air Jordan 10.

Ultimately, the Air Jordan 10 would witness MJ’s comeback to the court in which he would don the number 45 and make his much needed return to the game.

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