The National Basketball Association recently decided that the 2017 All-Star Game will not be hosted in Charlotte. Apparently, this could have severe long-term effects on a lot of things, including local businesses. The 2012 Democratic National Convention was the last big event of a similar scale to have been hosted in this particular city of North Carolina. Of course, this will obviously not affect leading footwear brands that are looking forward to their respective sneaker releases in celebration of the occasion. In fact, rumor has it that Jordan Brand plans to drop a premium Air Jordan 6 during the 2017 All-Star Weekend.
Many readers are perhaps wondering why the National Basketball Association suddenly made the decision to move the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte. For those who do not know, earlier this year the state lawmakers of North Carolina had issued a discriminatory anti-transgender law, the House Bill 2. Rightfully so, NBA is in opposition of the bill and when the state lawmakers refused to backtrack on it, the league had to make the seemingly harsh decision of moving next year’s All-Star Game. Many notable figures from the world of basketball have supported the NBA’s decision, including Michael Jordan, even though he owns the Charlotte Hornets.
This year’s All-Star Weekend had marked the return of the Air Jordan 6 “Maroon,” complete with Nike Air branding. It seems that the Jumpman is once again planning to drop another Air Jordan 6 colorway during the 2017 All-Star Weekend. This time around, it will apparently be a never-before-seen iteration and the silhouette will end up receiving the premium treatment. It is uncertain what this brand new Air Jordan 6 rendition will look like, but once again, the Nike Air branding might possibly be featured on the heels.
However, it has somewhat been confirmed that this sneaker will be one of Jordan releases 2017. In fact, apparently this premium Air Jordan 6 will retail at a price of $225 on February 17, 2017.
Air Jordan 6 “All-Star”
Release Date: February 17, 2017
384664-101 | $225