J2: Throwback Thursday vol. "Late"

Sorry for delay. I've been quite preoccupied lately. But last week, we took a look at a quick history of the Air Jordan XI and how it became one of the most sought after sneakers of all time. This week pays tribute to some of the best shoes he's worn during the All-Star break. Some of the shoes he's worn are my personal favorites and are considered Holy Grails to some Jordan Heads out there. Here are a few of them, along with other heat worn on the court.

His 3rd All-Star game wearing black/cement Air Jordan IIIs.
Probably one of the most popular shoes ever.
Everyone loves elephant print and the "Nike Air" on the heel tab. 

The year he clinched his first title.
Here against Magic, rocking black/metallic silver Air Jordan Vs.
Another favorite of mine with the "Nike Air" on the heel. 

The year of "the shrug" in the finals against
one of the best guards of that era, Clyde Drexler (shown here).
Here, rocking Bordeaux VIIs. A sneaker that has yet to
be retroed. *Waiting for 2011*

Columbia XIs. First full year out of retirement.
Also in the background, Reebok Shaqnosis.

One of the favorite shoes cosmetically and for wear, 
the Air Jordan XII "Playoff". Also in the picture:
Nike Air Pippen worn by Scottie Pippen.
Nike Air Penny II worn by Penny Hardaway.
And whatever Nike's Christian Laettner is wearing. Haha.

Another shoe that is to be retroed for the first time ever in 2011:
Air Jordan XIII "Playoff". Also in the background:
Young Kobe in Adidas Crazy 8's and
Vin Baker in Jumpman Pro Strong PE

The infamous "missed dunk". Air Jordan finally succumbs to age
(and gravity) by missing a wide open dunk in front of the very 
players he shut down during his reign with the Bulls. 
Oh well, he dropped 51 points at this age about a month earlier.
Here, wearing Lightning XVII lows.


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