New Video: “Gotta Be The Shoes” (Michael Jordan’s 50th Anniversary)

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Michael Jordan arrived and became the first athlete to be a “brand.” After the first pair of Nike “Air Jordan” basketball shoes dropped, the former Chicago Bulls guard elevated his profile from superstar to transcendent, cross-over commercial icon. Now, almost 30 years since the first sneakers debuted and nearly a decade since Jordan retired as a pro athlete, his brand endures and continues to perpetuate his basketball legacy. MJ turns 50 today, who feels old? –@MulaTCL

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