In the final round of the 1988 Slam Dunk Contest, MJ raced from the opposite end of the court, planted his left foot on the stripe and launched himself toward the rim. As he drew the ball back toward his shoulder, the audience held its breath and the cameras flashed from every angle. It was a gravity-defying, time-bending, immortal dunk. The judges awarded it a perfect 50, sealing the contest for MJ.
The latest Air Jordan 3 arrives in the colors of its 1988 debut – the same worn by MJ during that extraordinary flight. It includes the original Nike Air branding on the back. Down below, a Red stripe cuts across the translucent outsole to mark the spot where MJ left Earth and made history.
Other details includes “3:51” on the back pull tabs as a nod to the time MJ took flight and “147” on the tongue to represent MJ’s total score in the final round of the Dunk Contest.