NBA Report: League Says Michael Jordan Can No Longer Pick Who Gets Air Jordan Shoe Deals

Michael Jordan’s Air Jordan shoe brand through Nike dominates the market — 58 percent of basketball shoes sold last year were Jordans. That 13 times more than LeBron James, who has the best selling shoe among active players. Nike owns 95.5 percent of the basketball shoe market (according to Forbes).  One of the NBA’s concerns with Michael Jordan as the owner of the Charlotte Hornets is that he could supplement players’ salaries with shoe deals.

(Photos) NBA: Pair Of Super Rare Air Jordan’s Worn In A Game By Kobe Bryant Sell For $25,000!

A pair of rare game-used signed custom Air Jordan sneakers made specifically for Kobe Bryant in 2003, has just sold for $25,000 TMZ Sports has learned. There is a pretty cool back story behind these Jordan’s.

TBT Kicks Edition: Air Jordan 2 Low

For this week’s edition of TBT Kicks, we’re going to bring back a shoe you probably recognize but forgot about. The Air Jordan 2 Low in the White/Midnight Navy- University Blue colorway. This specific colorway was so unique for this model, being the only blue Air Jordan 2 to ever release. Read more information on this piece of history after the jump.

TBT Kicks Edition: Air Jordan 16 ‘Ginger’

Let’s start up with a new edition to IFWT with a Throwback Thursday, sneaker edition. Every Thursday we will bring you a flashback of some dope kicks from back in the day. Hopefully, some of these kicks will be on the list to be retro’d one day. This week we going to kick things off with a classic from Jordan Brand, the Air Jordan 16 in the ‘Ginger’ colorway. Read more after the jump.

Kicks: Air Jordan 11 Low “Green Snake” Release Date

This spring and summer you can prepare yourself for a variety of flavors of the Air Jordan 11 low’s, with several colorways already getting their release dates confirmed. Next on deck is the “Green Snake” edition. Very similar to the original Snake Skin colorway from 2000, however this version sports a classic Black mesh upper, accompanied by a Green snake skin overlay in place of the traditional patent leather. The Air Jordan 11 Low are hitting stores on April 19, 2014 release and will retail for $150. Hit the gallery for more pics.

Kicks: Air Jordan 6 “Black Infrared”

How about this for some news. Following the “White Infrared” colorway of the Air Jordan 6. It’s looking like sneakerheads are going to get another chance to add the coveted Air Jordan 6 “Black Infrared” to their collections. Rumors are swirling around the sneaker world that the Black Infrared 6’s are being set up for a release on Black Friday 2014. Jordan’s holiday releases are always a tough cop, and this should be no different. Stay tuned for more information regarding the Air Jordan 6 “Black Infrared”

Kicks: Air Jordan 11 Retro Low “Concord”

Are y’all ready? After a long period of speculation and rumors hinting at a possible concord colorway release in the low tops, Nike has finally confirmed and given sneakerheads everywhere the word. The ‘Concord’ Air Jordan 11 Retro Low is expected retailers on May 3rd, 2014. These 11’s feature a white mesh ballistic mesh building the upper with black patent leather overlays, and subtle concord accents, and a icy outsole finishes them off. Summer of 2014 is shaping up to have plenty of heat, no pun intended. Stay tuned for more detailed, hit the gallery for more pics.

Kicks: Air Jordan IX Jason Kidd Nets PE

If there was any question, which NBA coach has the most heat in their closet, it’d obviously be J Kidd. Taking it back to Jason Kidd’s days on the New Jersey Nets. This PE sample has randomly popped up on ebay. Ever wanted to get your hand on one of these player exclusive’s? Well,These are definitely are clean look and they just so happen to be for auction at the moment. Hit the jump for more pics

Kicks: Release Reminder Air Jordan 6 Retro ‘Infrared23’

Originally scheduled to release last Saturday along with the Jordan 6 “Infrared” during all star weekend, but for whatever reason Nike announced that the “Infared23’s” have been postponed till a later date. Via the Nike twitter page, it was revealed today that The Air Jordan 6 “Infrared 23″ will release tomorrow, February 21st on Nikestore at 8AM EST via Twitter link only. These pairs definitely gonna have its fair share of hype, y’all gonna be up tomorrow to get your pair?

Kicks: Air Jordan 9 “Birmingham Barons”

Once again paying homage to MJ’s time as a baseball player. Jordan Brand has revealed more detailed images of the Birmingham Baron 9s. Inspired by the team’s colors, the shoe will feature a White and Grey upper, Black midsole, White outsole, as well as a Grey lacing system along the Black tongue. This never before seen colorway of the Air Jordan 9 Retro is scheduled to release on April 4, 2014.

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