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AIR JORDAN RELEASE DATES

Retro XII Quickstrike? Nike just released official photos of the white & black Retro 12, and they only do that if a shoe is releasing soon. Word is that they will be coming to select stores next month. Maybe March 18th.

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Utah Jazz fan talks trash to Mike. In a game against Utah in 1987, Jordan got the ball in the post, turned, and dunked on John Stockton. A Jazz fan in the crowd yelled, "Hey Jordan! Pick on someone your own size!" On the very next play, Jordan got the ball, flew in the air, and dunked on Mel Turpin, Utah's 6'11" center. As Jordan ran back on defense he looked at the Jazz fan and said, "Is he big enough?" Click here for the video of it.

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Mike's Foul-Line Dunk. The 'Foul Line' 3s SOLD OUT everywhere and were impossible to get, but you can still capture a piece of Jordan history with these 32 Lows. They have a red stripe on the bottom, along with the time left on the clock when MJ took off from the foul line. Msrp $160. In stores now.


23isback™ JORDAN Release Dates

The release dates below let you know when a shoe is releasing in stores in the US, but sometimes the dates change. It doesn't mean we are going to sell a shoe on that date. When you click on a T-shirt ad you are redirected to a website belonging to a paid advertiser.

Updated: FEB. 16

FEBRUARY

18 - NIKE FOAMS - 'Big Bang'

22 - NIKE PIPPEN - Black suede

23 - AJ 1 FLYKNIT - Sail/Navy

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24 - GIRLS RETRO 3 - Blk/White

24 - GIRLS RETRO 13 - Blk/White

24RETRO 1 HI - 'Bred Toe'

25 - Westbrook - 'Creamsicle'

? - NIKE FOAMS - Chinese NY

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MARCH

1 - Westbrook - Black/Red

3RETRO 13 - White/Royal

9 - AJ 32 - 'UNC'

9 - AJ 32 LOW - 'Michigan'

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10RETRO 9 - Black/Red

17RETRO 10 - "I'm Back"

18 - RETRO 3 - Black Flyknit

? - RETRO 12 - White/Black

24 - RETRO 3 - 'Tinker'

23Womens RETRO 12 - Tan

24 - RETRO 1 HI - White/Royal

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APRIL

RETRO 10 - Dark Shadow - 2

RETRO 1 HI - Black/Grey - 14

NIKE FOAMS - Rose - 20

GIRLS 11 LOW - Rose Gold - ?

RETRO 11 LOW - Emerald - ?

RETRO 18 - Red Suede - ?

RETRO 1 - Blk/W/Yellow - ?

 

MAY

NIKE UPTEMPO - White/Red - 1

RETRO 3 - White/Red - 12

RETRO 11 LOW - Grey - 26

RETRO 11 - Blackout - ?

RETRO 1 HI - 'Half & Half' - ?

 

JUNE

RETRO 14 - 'Last Shot' - 16

RETRO 3 - 'USA' - 30

AJ 32 - 'Last Shot' - ?

RETRO 5 - Black/Red - ?

 

JULY

RETRO 3 - White - 21

 

AUGUST

NIKE UPTEMPO - 'Hoyas' - 1

RETRO 12 - Navy/Sail - 11

RETRO 13 - White/Black - 25

 

SEPTEMBER

RETRO 5 - Sail/Orange - 8

NIKE FOAMS - Denim - 28

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OCTOBER

RETRO 12 - Red/Black - ?

RETRO 12 - UNC - ?

 

NOVEMBER

RETRO 11 - White/Black - ?


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MJ in the zone wearing Bred XI's. Against Shaq & Penny. Take a look.

Why is there a swoosh on these Retro 3s? Tinker Hatfield was the lead designer on many Air Jordans, and he's the guy who created the Jumpman logo. When he originally designed the AJ 3 he put a Nike swoosh on the side of it, just like on the AJ 1, but at the last minute he changed his mind. He took the swoosh off, put a Jumpman on the tongue, and Nike Air on the heel. Now for the first time they are going to release Tinker's alternate version of the AJ 3 with a swoosh. Coming in March. (Justin Timberlake wore a version of this shoe during the Super Bowl halftime show).

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MJ vs. LaBradford Smith. I know what you're thinking. Who the hell is LaBradford Smith? He was a guard for the Washington Bullets who had a short 3-year NBA career. In 1993 the Bulls and Bullets had back to back games. The first game was in Chicago and 24 hours later the second game was in Washington. MJ had a terrible shooting night in the first game. He was also embarrassed by his defense against LaBradford who ended up scoring a career-high 37 points. The Bulls still won, but Jordan was not happy with his performance. After the game Jordan said LaBradford mockingly said, "Nice game, Mike." MJ didn't like that. That sparked a fire inside of him. Michael challenged himself to score 37 points in the first half of their next game. Why 37? Because that's what LaBradford scored the night before.

MJ was on fire in the second game. NBA Jam on fire. He hit long jumpers and some tough fadeaways to finish with 36 points in the first half! He would have had 37, but he missed a free throw before halftime. After the game MJ said he was pissed about missing that free throw. The Bulls took control in the 3rd quarter and cruised to a win. Phil didn't play MJ in the 4th. He got his revenge on LaBradford and finished with 47 points. Years later, Jordan admitted that he made the part up about LaBradford mocking him after the first game. MJ just needed an extra bit of motivation, so he pretended that LaBradford mocked him to get himself fired up for the next game. Classic MJ. Here's video highlights of the two games.

He Got Game Retro 13. Coming in August. This was one of the OG colors that MJ wore in 1998. Featured in the Spike Lee movie He Got Game. Last released in 2013.

Rumor: "Lightning" IV. Remember the "Thunder & Lightning" Retro 4's from 2006? The "Lightning" version might be releasing by the end of 2018. 

Jumpman Vindicates in 2019? JB has a history of re-releasing shoes for their 20th anniversary. This hasn't been confirmed, but we believe the Vindicate's from 1999 will re-release in 2019. Vin Baker wore them back then. He was a 4-time All-Star and Olympic gold medalist. Unfortunately, alcohol and drugs tainted his NBA career. The $100 million he made from his career is gone. After finally getting clean and sober he called his former boss. The CEO of Starbucks also owned the SuperSonics when Baker played in Seattle. Baker gave him a call and asked for help. That's how Baker ended up becoming a manager at Starbucks. You can read about his road to recovery in his book, God and Starbucks.

In May 1995 against Orlando, MJ decided to stop wearing the #45 and go back to the #23. Click here to watch highlights of that game. Look closely and you'll see that MJ was the only Bull with white shoes on (Concord XI's). The NBA considered that a uniform violation and fined him for not wearing black shoes like the rest of his teammates.

Video: MJ's former home. MJ's house in the Chicago burbs is still for sale. Real estate experts say that it's overpriced for the area (asking price is around $15 million) because of the location. Here's a detailed YouTube video of the house that has it's own basketball gym, a cigar room, and more! (Pippen lived in a house just a couple minutes away).