Sneaker Watch: Michael Jordan Wears AJ 2011

Sneaker Watch: Michael Jordan Wears AJ 2011

Sneaker Watch: Michael Jordan Practices With Bobcats In The Air Jordan 2011

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While the designs raised the bar and were a staple in street fashion, what truly made original Jordan shoes special were the memories Michael created while wearing them. Free-throw-line dunk in the “Cement” Jordan III; first championship in the “Infrared” VI; Gold Medal in the “Olympic” VII; winning his first post-retirement championship on Father’s Day in the black and red Jordan XI; and his last shot as a Bull in the Jordan XIV. These are just some of MJ’s career milestones that tie in with particular Air Jordans.

Part of the reason the recent Jordans don’t always have the same connection with the public is because Michael isn’t around to sway our opinions. So it’s always fun when we get a rare glimpse of him wearing his new sigs, be it out in public or attending a basketball practice. That’s exactly what happened on Wednesday, when Michael hit the court with his Charlotte Bobcats.

Seen here are images of Michael practicing with the team he owns in the Black/White-Anthracite Air Jordan 2011. It’s not quite the same as watching Michael burn Craig Ehlo in the black Air Jordan IV, but it is nice to see His Airness rocking the shoes that bear his name. Gerald Wallace, D.J. Augustin, Coach Paul Silas and others are also sporting the Jumpman on their feet.

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Sneaker Watch: Michael Jordan Practices With Bobcats In The Air Jordan 2011

Sneaker Watch: Michael Jordan Practices With Bobcats In The Air Jordan 2011

Sneaker Watch: Michael Jordan Practices With Bobcats In The Air Jordan 2011

Sneaker Watch: Michael Jordan Practices With Bobcats In The Air Jordan 2011

Sneaker Watch: Michael Jordan Practices With Bobcats In The Air Jordan 2011

Sneaker Watch: Michael Jordan Practices With Bobcats In The Air Jordan 2011

Sneaker Watch: Michael Jordan Practices With Bobcats In The Air Jordan 2011

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Sneaker Watch: Michael Jordan Wears AJ 2011

Orlando Seems to Have Found Their Magic

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After sweeping the Charlotte Bobcats in the first round, the Orlando seems to have found their magic yet again this post season. Sure the Magic have been one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference over the last few years, but Dwight Howard’s foul troubles in the first round brought out the awaiting skeptics.

Tuesday night those skeptics were silenced as the Orlando Magic dismantled the Atlanta Hawks on the way to a 43 point victory. Howard was on, and seemingly unstoppable in what looked more like an Orlando highlight reel than a playoff game. Not only did Dwight rarely miss (80% from the field), he dominated the boards and the paint. Howard finished with 12 rebounds and 5 blocked shots.

If the Magic’s performance last night isn’t enough to place them as the favorite in the Eastern Conference playoffs, throw in a little nagging elbow injury to LeBron James and the Magic have to be considered the biggest threat in the East at the moment. Five games in and they haven’t faltered, nobody else in the NBA Playoffs can say that.

Be sure to check out Dwight Howard’s videos at video.eastbay.com

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