The Air Jordan 1 colorway inspired by Michael Jordan‘s Sports Illustrated cover from 1984 will be among December’s Air Jordan releases 2018. Michael Jordan did some exceptional and remarkable things during his rookie season as a member of the Chicago Bulls. Back in May 1985, the NBA even named him the Rookie of the Year. This year, Jordan Brand even released an Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Rookie of the Year” colorway on November 17th, 2018. It drew inspiration from the shirt Michael Jordan wore during his acceptance speech. Jordan Brand again drew inspiration from his rookie season for this upcoming Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG colorway.
Michael Jordan “Lit Up” The NBA During His 1984 Rookie Season
The Sports Illustrated that features a rookie Michael Jordan mid-jump was published on December 10th, 1984. The cover also featured the phrase, “A STAR IS BORN.” In addition to receiving the Rookie of the Year award during his first year in the NBA, he was also named College Player of the Year twice. He would have probably received that award a third time had the Chicago Bulls not drafted him in 1984. He also led the United States men’s national basketball team to go undefeated and win the gold medal in the 1984 Summer Olympics. Thus, Michael Jordan really did light up the NBA during his rookie season.
The Air Jordan 1 “A Star is Born (Sports Illustrated)” Is Arriving After Christmas 2018
Although it has been referred to as the “Sports Illustrated” colorway ever since being unveiled, it has been officially dubbed “A Star Is Born.” It must be obvious by now that this colorway draws inspiration from the first Sports Illustrated cover that Michael Jordan appeared on. In particular though, the gradient-like shades of Green on the Nike “Swoosh” logo are inspired by the stripes on the sides of the Milwaukee Bucks’ jerseys as seen on the cover. Overall, this iteration is dressed up in Black and Sail, with some Varsity Red-colored detailing. It will be joining the Air Jordan releases 2018 a few days after Christmas.
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “A Star Is Born” Color: Black/Varsity Red/Sail Style Code: 555088-015 Release Date: December 27th, 2018 Retail Price: $160