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FINAL DAYS TO ORDER. Go to our SHOES page, select your size, then click the Buy Now button to order the white & red Retro 3. They'll release in stores on May 12th, but if you order from us you could have them 2 weeks before the release date. 

 

JORDAN RELEASE DATES

MAR. 18 - RETRO 10 - "I'm Back"

MAR. 23 - Womens RETRO 12 - Tan

MAR. 24 - RETRO 3 - Tinker

MAR. 24 - RETRO 1 HI - White/Royal

MAR. 31 - RETRO 11 LOW - Emerald

APRIL 7 - GIRLS 11 LOW - Blk/Coral

APRIL 7 - AJ 32 - Black Cat

APRIL 7 - RETRO 18 - Red Suede

APRIL 9 - Westbrook - OKC Thunder

APRIL 13 - Womens 11 LOW - Bronze

APRIL 14 - RETRO 1 HI - Black/Grey

APRIL 20 - RETRO 10 - Dark Shadow

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The moment in the huddle when Jordan predicted Steve Kerr would take the game winning shot.

It was Game 6 of the 1997 Finals. The game was tied. After Phil drew up the play, Michael took a sip of some Gatorade and visualized in his mind what was about to happen. He looked over at Kerr and gave him a look. He whispered to Kerr to be ready to shoot if Utah decides to double team him. MJ predicted this because in Game 1 of the series MJ hit the game winner against Bryon Russell. Utah wasn't going to let that happen again, so this time they double teamed him, which left Kerr with a wide open shot. Click on the video above to watch it all unfold. 

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The real reason MJ left basketball to play baseball. It was 1993 and the Bulls had just won their third straight championship. MJ was exhausted and out of challenges. He felt he had nothing else to prove on the court. His father had tried to get him to retire in '91 after the first championship, so he could give baseball a shot. Then out of nowhere in July '93 Michael's father was murdered. His body was found floating in a creek in South Carolina after being shot. His red Lexus with license plate UNC0023 was stripped and found in the woods near Fayetteville, N.C. It was an easy decision for Michael. Retire from the NBA, and make an attempt at baseball to honor his father's wish.

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Coincidentally, Jerry Reinsdorf, the owner of the Bulls, also owned the Chicago White Sox. The Birmingham Barons were a double-A affiliate of the Sox, so Mike made a deal with Reinsdorf to play for the Barons. Fortunately for basketball fans the MLB went on strike in August 1994. With nothing to do because of the baseball lockout Mike decided to visit the Bulls practice facility in Deerfield, IL to see his old friends (Scottie Pippen & B.J. Armstrong). Phil Jackson let Michael participate in practices for a few weeks and that's when the desire to play the game emerged. Then on March 18, 1995 Jordan sent a two-word fax to the media: "I'm back." The rest is history.

 

In September 1984 the Bulls signed Michael Jordan to a 7-year deal for only $6 million. That's less than $1 million per year! After a few years, the Bulls organization restructured Michael's contract and gave him more money, but it was still peanuts compared to what players are getting today.