Michael Jordan wasn't called "His Airness" for nothing. Have you heard the Michael Jordan shattered backboard story? He dunked so hard and with all the force he broke the backboard. Everything went to pieces, there were glasses all over the court! That all happened on 1985 Nike Exhibition game in Trieste, Italy.
“Glass was everywhere. The backboard exploded. I’m looking at his eyes, his ears…looking for little bits of glass,” Jordan Brand VP Howard White says in a Nike press release. “In the moment, it was wild. It was a little scary because we didn’t know where the glass was going. They were playing and then there was that moment. I don’t know of any moment where one can detect something otherworldly has happened, but that one has become something grand. For MJ, though, it was just a moment in the game.”
To mark this moment Jordan brand launched last year Air Jordan 1 to mark thirty years after this happened. This year Jordan brand is going even further, so they are putting on Air Jordan 1 and Air Jordan XXX1 to represent this timeless moment. These Jordan shattered backboard shoes are going to be in stores soon, so through this shoes live Jordan and his legacy.