Why Were Air Jordans Banned From The NBA?

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Why Were Air Jordans Banned From The NBA?
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There are few things in the sneaker world quite as legendary as the red and black Air Jordan 1 silhouette. Dubbed the ‘Banned’ Jordan 1, the story behind this pair of infamous Nike sneakers is one of rebellion, attitude and a whole lotta cash.

The iconic red and black hi-top Jordan 1 debuted in 1984 and each time Michael Jordan wore them on the court, he was fined $5,000 because they broke the league’s uniform rules. The rule book stated that each player “must wear shoes that not only matched...


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