A man who was a ballboy for the 1984 USA men's basketball team at the Olympics in 1984 is giving up his prize possession: Michael Jordan's sneakers.
Mere hours before his name will be called in the NBA Draft, Jabari Parker has signed a shoe deal with the Jordan Brand. Terms were not disclosed.
Philadelphia 76ers guard Tony Wroten's Air Jordan sneaker did indeed fall apart during last Friday's game against the Indiana Pacers, but Michael Jordan himself never called to say he was sorry.
Two NBA stars debuted their latest signature sneakers on Wednesday. Kobe Bryant launched his ninth signature shoe with Nike, while Dwyane Wade's shoes from chinese brand Li-Ning hit shelves in North America for the first time.
Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry, who has played in Nike shoes for his four-year NBA career, has signed with Under Armour, it was confirmed Tuesday morning.
The new LeBron signature shoe, a version of the LeBron X, will be sold in a pack for $270, Nike spokesman Brian Strong confirmed to ESPN.com on Thursday.
Is the basketball shoe world ready for a $300 shoe? The market might get tested when the LeBron X is released later this year.
Can't spend a small fortune for sneakers? Darren Rovell says Shaquille O'Neal is there for you.
Shoe companies can no longer rely on top athletes to succesfully pitch a sneaker. Darren Rovell on the reshaping of selling shoes.
Their namesake may be enjoying retirement, but Nike's Air Jordan shoes continue to defy expectations.