THE LAST DANCE - JORDAN 7

Going into the 1991-92 season the NBA was going through a big shift. Magic Johnson had abruptly retired from the league after contracting HIV and Larry Bird was also playing his last season in the league due to constant back problems. The end of the Larry vs Magic era ushered in the beginning of the Jordan era for the NBA. The Bulls came off there first NBA championship the prior summer and were eager to repeat their successes.

Just like previous seasons, Michael was sporting the newest sneaker of his signature line. In 1992 the Jordan 7 was released in five original colorways, the Hares, Bordeaux, Olympic, Raptors, and Cardinal. Once again the shoe was designed by Tinker Hatfield, who incorporated elements of the Nike Huarache in the designs of the sneaker as well as West African tribal culture with the colorful patterns seen on the tongue of the sneaker.

That season the Bulls clinched the best record in the league as Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen were named All-Star. Jordan himself would finish the season as the league’s top scorer and the MVP. They took care of business in the playoffs beating the Miami Heat, NY Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Portland Trailblazers on there to championship glory.

Written by Ian lufitha


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