Ex-NBA Player SLAMS Michael Jordan: ‘Kids Dying For His Shoes’ And He Doesn’t Care

Christian Datoc Audience Development Manager
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Though he hasn’t played professionally in years, Michael Jordan is still the wealthiest athlete on the planet.

In 2015, MJ earned over $100 million from his Air Jordan sneaker line alone, yet former NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury has some serious issues with how Michael makes his money.

Marbury, who currently plays in the Chinese Basketball Association, is likely referring to the hefty shelf price boasted by Jordan’s. The latest pair — the Jordan XX9’s — start at $225, and older models still sell for $125.

Additionally, the release of new Jordan models have historically been associated with violence.

Ohio police were forced to subdue a crowds, waiting in line for Jordan Retros, with pepper spray last December, and a Houston man was robbed and murdered after purchasing a new pair back in 2012.

[h/t: Uproxx]

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