Michael Jordan doesn’t stop leaving a mark on the NBA even when he’s not an active player. The Chicago Bulls legend will be present for every NBA team next season, as the league has reached a new agreement with the Jordan Brand.
The brand announced on Tuesday that the iconic Jumpman logo will appear on the right shoulder of the jersey and left leg of the shorts for all NBA “Statement Edition” uniforms in the 2020/21 season. Before this, the Charlotte Hornets –owned by Jordan– were the only team to have Jordan Brand on their uniforms.
Make a statement.
Beginning with the 2020-21 season, the Jumpman will be featured on all NBA Statement Edition uniforms.
— Jordan (@Jumpman23) July 21, 2020
The Atlanta Hawks released a video where you can see how the logo will look on their uniform after they announced their kits for the next season.
We’re taking the best of what we’ve been and turning it into the best of what we’ll be. Forever #TrueToAtlanta.
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) July 21, 2020
The Chicago Bulls did the same and people went crazy about it. One of the biggest joys for the Bulls this season.
Jumpman logo on the Bulls Statement Edition uniforms 🔥
— The Crossover (@TheCrossover) July 21, 2020
The Detroit Pistons fans weren’t so happy about this announcement, though. It’s not a secret that there is bad blood between the Pistons and Michael Jordan, which lasts until these days. This obviously was going to piss them off.
Pistons fans aren’t taking the Jumpman news well 😂 pic.twitter.com/lQxzEx3YxA
— Nice Kicks (@nicekicks) July 21, 2020
The Bad Boys didn’t battle and bleed for this
— Duncan Smith (@DuncanSmithNBA) July 21, 2020
The rest of the NBA was quick to react to this and as usual in the NBA world, they made jokes with this announcement, even aiming at LeBron James while mocking the Pistons.
When you realize the Jumpman logo gonna be on LeBrons Jersey pic.twitter.com/25IAmO13eQ
— Khalid & CLE Cavaliers Stan (@KhalidCavsStan) July 21, 2020
MJ seeing the Jumpman logo on the Pistons jersey for the first time pic.twitter.com/fd5T9YJuiG
— Blue Wire Podcasts (@bluewirepods) July 21, 2020
Lebron haters when they realize he’s gonna be wearing the Jumpman logo pic.twitter.com/3nUFpISIpX
— 💫 (@mair2x) July 21, 2020
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) July 21, 2020
I realize that, to most, a logo is a logo is a logo, but the thought of Dream Destroyer Michael Jordan's silhouette gracing an Indiana Pacers jersey makes me absolutely furious. Glad I got a Statement edition this year that doesn't include the Jumpman. https://t.co/BkcXNIhnsm
— Timmy Boy (@tcinternets) July 21, 2020
when MJ sees the Jumpman logo on a Pistons jersey pic.twitter.com/RmxOOFmetP
— I Think You Should League Pass (@nbaleave) July 21, 2020
the bad boys seeing the pistons have to rock a jumpman logo now pic.twitter.com/Y5IGSeDfjw
— caleb (@palepikachu) July 21, 2020
Not gonna lie — Pistons fans losing it over having a Jumpman logo on their jersey is definitely funny… pic.twitter.com/7GEsgwHr6y
— Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) July 21, 2020
Even after retirement, Jordan keeps winning. The Jordan Brand has supplied the NBA All-Star Game uniforms for the past three years and now things will reach the next level.