You’d expect Michael Jordan’s former teammates to support his clothes and shoes, but that’s not the case for Dennis Rodman. In a startling admission, the former Chicago Bulls forward revealed he doesn’t support MJ in this regard.
“I’ve never bought a pair of Jordans in my life”
Dennis Rodman made an appearance on Complex’s “Sneaker Shopping” show hosted by Joe La Puma. It’s a show that features celebrities and sneaker-buying hoopers where they share stories and anecdotes related to them. For Rodman, he shared something that completely caught fans off guard. He picked out a Jordan 11 Bred and revealed he had never bought a Jordan before.
“It’s amazing, I’ve never bought a pair of Jordans in my life. Ain’t that a bitch? I used to play with that fucking dude, right? I don’t hate you, Jordan I love you to death, man I love you brother.
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Before things escalated into a full-fledged conflict with MJ ala Scottie Pippen, Dennis made it clear that he had no beef with The Goat. It turns out that he hasn’t bought his friend’s shoes before. In the end, the bill for the seven-time rebounding NBA champion was $2,735.70. He picked up a Nike Dunk Low SB Pink Box for $1,225, an Air Jordan 1 Black Metallic Gold for $426, an Air Jordan 1 Patent Bred for $639, and a Yeezy Slide Yellow Green for $277.
Dennis added that the shoes were for his son, so he probably stuck to his confession.
What wearing Jordan meant to players
Wearing Jordans on the court can be a blessing or a curse. There is an added pressure to be up to it. DeMar DeRozan once claimed that Kobe Bryant was irritated to see him wear Jordans against the LA Lakers and that his team paid the price.
“I said I wasn’t wearing his shoes and I wasn’t playing him tonight, so I wore Jordans. He said, ‘Damn, did you put them on?’ “He was mad at me for doing that, and he ended up hitting game winner on us. Talking nonsense and stuff. Never put on another pair of Jordans.”
In the meantime, here is some information for the youngest. Early Jordans endorsers were Ray Allen, Derek Anderson, Vin Baker, Michael Finley and Eddie Jones. Later, the Jordan brand brought in Jason Kidd, Reggie Miller, Gary Payton and Dwyane Wade as ambassadors. However, the first to have their signature shoes were Carmelo Anthony (2004-05), Chris Paul (2007-08) and Russell Westbrook (2017-18). Among current stars, Zion Williamson launched his signature shoes in April 2021, while Luka Doncic and Jayson Tatum’s signature shoes were set to release soon.