Due to a silly rule created by NBA Commissioner David Stern, during Michael Jordan’s 1985 rookie season, the Chicago Bulls star would get fined every time he appeared on the court wearing his red and black Jordan Is. During that time, your shoe needed to have some kind of white in it.
My, have times changed.
Over 25 years later an NBA player can basically wear any kind of shoe he wants, and often times it’s the latest pair of Air Jordans he’s rockin.’
Let’s not get things twisted, however: The Jordan brand, which is under the Nike umbrella, owns 58% of the U.S. basketball shoe market and it’s not because dudes wear em’ on the court. It’s because the shoe crossed over as a lifestyle shoe.
Today is Michael Jordan’s 50th birthday. On the day that where everyone is celebrating the man, the myth of Michael Jordan, we want to take a look at the shoes.
And we could think of no better way of doing this by posting a bunch of pictures of your favorite celebrities wearing Jordans over the years,
Scroll down and take a look!
Jason Sudeikis - Air Jordan I “Michigan Wolverines”
John Mayer – Nike Air Jordan I Retro High White/Red-Black
Kanye West - Nike Air Jordan I Retro High Black / Varsity Red
Chris Brown – Nike Air Jordan II “Candy Pack Yellow”
Curren$y – Air Jordan III Retro “White Cement”
Kim Kardashian - Air Jordan III Retro “White Cement”
Mason – Air Jordan III Retro “Black/Cement”
Jason Sudeikis - Air Jordan IV Retro “White Cement”
Joel Madden – Air Jordan IV “Fire Red”
Nas - Air Jordan IV Black / Red “BRED”
Scott Disick - Air Jordan V Black/Metallic Silver
Justin Timberlake – Air Jordan VI White/Varsity Red
Macaulay Culkin – Air Jordan VI Retro White/Carmine-Black
Wale - Nike Air Jordan VI “Olympics”
Draya – Air Jordan VII “Olympic”
Kate Upton - Air Jordan VII GS Grey/Mineral Blue-Violet
Kanye West – Air Jordan VIII Black/Bright Concord-Aqua Tone
T.I. – Air Jordan IX “Johnny Kilroy”
Ronnie – Air Jordan X Black “Stealth”
Diddy - Air Jordan XI “Space Jam”
Drake - Air Jordan XI Retro Black / Varsity Red
Rita Ora - Air Jordan XI Retro – Black / Varsity Red
Chris Brown - Air Jordan XII Retro “Playoffs” & Karrueche Tran – Air Jordan XI Retro “Concords”
Rihanna - Air Jordan XII Retro “Playoffs”
Bow Wow – Air Jordan XIII “Playoffs”
Lil Wayne – Nike Air Jordan XIII Retro White Red
Dwyane Wade - Air Jordan XIV Cool Grey Light Graphite
Spike Lee – Air Jordan XX3 “All-Star”
Macklemore – Nike Air Jordan XX8