23 years have passed since Michael Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to another third consecutive championship victory in the 1993 NBA Finals by scoring a final three-pointer for the win. During Game 6 of the 1993 NBA Finals, just 14.4 seconds were left in regulation of the game when the G.O.A.T. got ready to inbound the ball. No doubt, John Paxson was the one who made that final, winning shot, but MJ not pushed ball halfway across the court, perhaps none of that would have been possible. In celebration of the Bulls’ first three-peat and third championship victory, Jordan Brand is dropping the Air Jordan 8 Championship Pack this week.
For those who do not recall, the 1992 NBA Season was relatively longer due to the Summer Olympics and the fact that he was a part of the Dream Team took its toll on the G.O.A.T. body. Yet, Michael Jordan did succeeded in playing his part and the Chicago Bulls won the NBA championship for the third time On June 20, 1993 at the America West Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. By now, Jordanheads are likely aware that at least one of this year’s colorways from Jordan Brand’s Championship Pack is not Cigar-themed, inspired by one of the G.O.A.T. favorite post victory treats.
Instead, Jordan Brand drew inspiration from another element that is closely associated with championship victories. This year’s Air Jordan 8 Championship Pack iterations have been dubbed “Champagne” and “Confetti.” The “Champagne” one is predominantly White and the “Confetti” one is predominantly Black. The Gold-plated accents on “Champagne” iteration represent the Larry O’Brien trophy from 1993, even featuring fingerprints. The “Confetti” iteration sports a confetti-like graphic print.
Jordanheads would probably assume that these two sneakers would hit the shelves later this year, but they are actually among June 2016’s Air Jordan releases. In fact, their retail debut has been confirmed for June 25th and each will be available at a price of $250.
Air Jordan 8 “Champagne”
Light Bone/Metallic Gold – White
Release Date: June 25th, 2016
832821-030 | $250