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Air Jordan 11 CMFT Lows will reportedly return in spring 2021

Air Jordan 11 CMFT Lows will reportedly return in spring 2021

Sneaker Bar Detroit is reporting that the Air Jordan 11 CMFT Lows will return to market in the spring of 2021.

While a precise release date isn't yet clear, the report listed five colorways for the sneaker: Cool Grey/Medium Grey-White, Black/White-Anthracite-Wolf Grey Black/Gym Red-White, White/Black-Ghost Green-Metallic Silver and Barely Green/White-Black-Barely Green.

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This — along with a litany of other recently leaked impending releases — will be worth keeping an eye on when the calendar flips.

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How Michael Jordan won another 1988 slam dunk contest wearing 'blue jeans'

How Michael Jordan won another 1988 slam dunk contest wearing 'blue jeans'

Well, now we know Michael Jordan won at least two slam dunk contests in 1988.

You might have heard of the first one. It took place at Chicago Stadium on All-Star Weekend. A free throw-line dunk…a perfect 50…Dominique Wilkins, etc. Ring a bell?

The other one is a little more under-the-radar. Thanks to some resurfaced VHS-caliber tape, we found that Jordan won a second contest in August of that year:

According to a report from The Post and Courier, Air Jordan visited the University of South Carolina campus that summer to judge a youth basketball exhibit put on by director George Glymph. The competition, which featured a three-point and dunk contest, featured an 18-year-old Jo Jo English. He would later star as a Gamecock in Columbia. And yes, it’s the same player who would play with the Bulls in parts of three seasons from 1992-95.

English thought he would be the only star to take the court. But there was a twist.

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Glymph told Jordan and English that they would compete against each other in a dunk contest after the exhibition ended. How did it go? Vintage MJ.

Jordan had to borrow shoes from a high school student. He also didn’t have his No. 23 jersey. And he hit the court in warm-up pants that resembled blue jeans.

According to David Cloninger’s report, Jordan followed English’s dunk routine in a bizarre game of HORSE— a sort of, “Anything you can do, I can do better.”

It culminated with Jordan doing his trademark free-throw line takeoff —yes, in those blue pants— and landed the same dunk that brought the house down in Chicago six months prior. The crowd of 12,000-plus went bedlam. Jordan won again.

And if Jordan had actually donned blue jeans, would there have been any doubt he would have won?

Michael Jordan used to throw out Bow Wow’s shoes when he would come over

Michael Jordan used to throw out Bow Wow’s shoes when he would come over

It’s well known that Michael Jordan’s legendary competitiveness extends beyond the hardwood.

Yes, there are the famed gambling stories, golf matchups and games of quarters. But Jordan also brought that fire to his business endeavors. In Episode 5 of “The Last Dance,” the story of Jordan intentionally masking a Reebok logo from his Team USA garb at the gold medal ceremony at the 1992 Olympics is highlighted, as one example.

Here’s another: Apparently, Jordan has made a habit of throwing out the sneakers of visitors to his house if they show up in anything other than Air Jordans, according to Jordan's son Marcus in an appearance on “The Breakfast Club” on Power 105.1 FM.

That even extended to celebrities. Specifically, Bow Wow.

“100 percent. Still to this day,” Marcus said when asked by DJ Envy if Jordan really did throw out all non-Nike shoes that crossed his foyer. “There’s a funny story about Bow Wow. You know, we were good friends with Bow Wow when we were younger, and Bow would come over wearing Iversons and Converse… My dad would always make sure to throw them out.”

And remember: This is the star of “Like Mike” we’re talking about here.

But that’s the type of instinct that pushed Jordan Brand to global ubiquity, even after beginning as a small, disruptive force in the sportswear industry when Jordan first signed on.

So be warned: If you somehow earn an invite to the Jordan residence, dust off (and put on!) a pair of Jordans before you set out. You'll be down a pair of sneakers, otherwise.

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