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Legend has it that the National Basketball Association established rules for professional players in the 1980s that prohibited them wearing other colors than those on their team uniforms.Omega fake Watches
Also, their shoes had to contain a certain percentage white.
In 1984, Chicago Bulls rookie shooting guard jersey number 23 stepped onto the court wearing a pair of black and red sneakers with minimal white. The NBA Commissioner David Stern issued a brief warning to the player.
These shoes were a prototype version of the Nike Air Ship. They were designed by Peter C. Moore,Rolex Replica Watches
a sportswear brand. Custom made for Michael Jordan.
David Stern's letter to Nike about Jordan's prototype shoes.
Michael Jordan in 1985 Dunk Contest wearing the Air Jordan 1. Image via Getty/Andrew D. Bernstein
Some versions of this story say that Michael was fined $5000 if he wore the prototype after the warning was issued. Michael apparently continued wearing his custom sneakers on court, defying the commissioner. Nike paid the fine.