All that talk about LeBron James allegedly being better than Michael Jordan, MJ’s legacy just keeps pushing on.
Netflix and ESPN recently announced a 10 part documentary on Jordan called the “Last Dance” which will delve into the storied franchise that Jordan helped build throughout the ’90s. And now, Nike is paying homage to the G.O.A.T. by honoring his final championship run during the 1997-98 season. It all came down to one moment on June 14, 1998, in Salt Lake City, Utah. There were just 5.2 seconds left on the clock when Jordan’s jump shot sealed his second three-peat with the Bulls.
And 20 years later Nike is releasing special jerseys in his honor. First is the authentic away jersey, which Jordan wore during the championship game and the classic swingman versions of the Bulls’ home and away jerseys. All three of the jerseys are equipped with Nike Connect Technology which will unlock access to “The Last Dance” content before the documentary drops in 2019. The documentary will feature never-before-seen footage that tracks the entire team on its last run for a ring—including the rest of the players who helped Jordan reach historic heights.
The authentic away jersey will cost $400 but comes in special edition packaging with magnetic closure. The other two are more affordable and will only set you back $120.
Nike will also give back to the community by celebrating Friends of the Children, with the sale of each jersey. The organization is “a national nonprofit that selects the most vulnerable children aged 4-6 from high-poverty schools and the foster care system and pairs them with a salaried, professional mentor who stays with them from kindergarten through graduation.”
So when you cop a jersey, it’s not just in homage of one the greatest moments in sports history— it also helps out youth in need.