(Updated February 1st)
Name Of Sneaker: Air Jordan 2 BHM
Best Place To Purchase: Ebay.com
Price Range (During The Time Of This Review): $199.90 – $350.00
Available Sizes: Grade School, Men
Hey, what’s up my fellow sneaker heads. It is the first day of February, and during this month every year, we celebrate Black History Month, which is when we take the time out to observe and remember the most important events and people in the history of the African diaspora.
Also, every year, the Jordan Brand releases a special sneaker in honor of the annual observance, and today, a new BHM colorway of the Air Jordan 2 has dropped. The Air Jordan 2 BHM is available now, and you can’t turn down sneakers with vibrant colorful patterns. How are you feeling these?? You can make a purchase if you want them.
Who Is Michael Jordan?
Michael Jordan is a retired professional basketball player who has played for 15 seasons in NBA for the Chicago Bulls, and the Washington Wizards. During his time at the University of North Carolina in 1982, he played basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels, and was drafted for the Chicago Bulls in 1984.
He was able to entertain the crowd with his prolific scoring, defensive plays, and his ability to perform slam dunks from the free throw line at the slam dunk contests, which has earned him the nicknames: Air Jordan and His Airness. He has won his first NBA Championship with the Bulls in 1991, and also winning again in 1992 and 1993 (three-peat).
During the 1993-1994 NBA season, MJ has retired from basketball in order to pursue a minor career in baseball. In March 1995, MJ has announced his return to the NBA, and has led the Bulls to three additional championships during 1996-1998. In 1999, MJ retired from the NBA for the second time, but return again to play for the Washington Wizards during 2001-2003.
Currently, MJ is the owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets. MJ has numerous career highlights and awards:
- 6 times NBA champion (1991-1993, 1996-1998)
- 6 times NBA Finals MVP (1991-1993, 1996-1998)
- 5 times NBA MVP (1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998)
- 14 times All-Star (1985-1993, 1996-1998, 2002, 2003)
- 3 times NBA All-Star Game MVP (1988, 1996, 1998)
- 10 times All-NBA First Team (1987-1993, 1996, 1998)
- All-NBA Second Team (1985)
- NBA Defensive Player Of The Year (1988)
- 9 times NBA All-Defensive First Team (1988-1993, 1996-1998)
- NBA Rookie Of The Year (1985)
- NBA All-Rookie First Team (1985)
- 10 times NBA Scoring Championship (1987-1993, 1996-1998)
- 3 times NBA Steals Leaders (1988, 1990, 1993)
- 2 times NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion (1987, 1988)
- 3 times AP Athlete Of The Year (1991, 1992, 1993)
- 2 times USA Basketball Male Athlete Of The Year (1983, 1984)
- Sports Illustrated Sportsperson Of The Year (1991)
- NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-time Team
- NCAA Champion (1982)
- Consensus National College Player Of The Year (1984)
- ACC Player Of The Year (1984)
- ACC Rookie Of The Year (1982)
- 2 times Consensus First-Team All-American (1983, 1984)
- 2 times First-Team All-ACC (1983, 1984)
- No. 23 Retired by Chicago Bulls
- N0. 23 Retired by Miami Heat
- No. 23 Retired by the University Of North Carolina
History Of The Air Jordan Brand
In 1984, Nike was a struggling shoe company looking for ways to appeal to a new segment of the shoe market, and to reinvent themselves. Nike has turned to rookie Michael Jordan to order to make an endorsement deal, but MJ showed no interest at all. MJ had plans to sign a deal with either Adidas or Converse; he loved the brands, and in North Carolina, these were the shoes that wore to play basketball in. Unfortunately, both of the brands rejected him.
Nike was offering to create a brand new line of shoes called Air Jordan, and MJ’s old agent, David Falk, saw this as a wonderful opportunity. MJ flew to the Nike headquarters in Portland, Oregon, after being convinced by his parents , and his agent. During his visit, Nike has shown him a special video presentation of his college career highlights, plus his high-flying Olympics moves with Pointer Sister’s “Jump” playing in the background. Peter Moore, Nike’s Old Head Designer, also shown MJ sketches of the Air Jordan 1, and apparel to go with it. It was featured in Black and Red, and MJ was very interested with these designs. He has stated: “I can’t wear these shoes, those are devil colors”.
MJ has decided to finally make a deal with Nike, and has signed a 5-year deal that was worth $2.5 million. MJ has fueled the success of Nike, and the Air Jordan Brand is still popular today.
The Air Jordan 2 History
The Air Jordan 2 was originally released back in 1986, designed by Bruce Kilgore and Peter Moore. It was the first Air Jordan sneaker to NOT feature the Nike Swoosh. It was also the first Air Jordan sneaker to be made in Italy, it features a faux-lizard skin on the upper, and a design inspiration from a women’s boot.
This sneaker was known by sneaker collector as the first “luxury” basketball shoe. The Air Jordan 2 comes with a length encapsulated Nike air bubble for maximum comfort. Michael Jordan has played the 1987 All-Star Game and his first Slam Dunk Contest in the Jordan 2s.
The Air Jordan 2 released in high and low tops, and was retailed at $105.00.
Features Of The Shoe
The upper of the shoe consist of black leather covered with special African patterns. You will notice that the heel and mudguard areas are covered in red, blue, yellow, and black BHM graphics, while the outsoles are also colorful as well. Finally, on the heels of the sneakers, you will see “NIKE” and “BHM” covered in gold, and the golden branding on the tongue to top things off.
These have released today, and are available now. Are you liking these, or are they something to past on?? GO AND COP A PAIR NOW!!!
The Pros And Cons Of The Sneakers
- COOL COLORS
- RUNS TRUE TO SIZE
- GOOD ANKLE SUPPORT
- EASY TO CLEAN
- GOOD TRACTION
- BREAKS IN EASY
- CREASES EASILY
- GETS DIRTY FAST
Video Of The Sneaker
Black History Month is finally here, and wouldn’t you love to rock these all month long. What are your overall thoughts on these??? Leave your comments and questions in the comment section, and I will get back to you shortly. Also, make sure to like, share, and subscribe to my site. As always, stay tuned for future sneaker blogs!!