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Is Jordan's legacy tarnished?

Poll Results: Is JB'S legacy tarnished?

 
  • 75% (25)
    Yes it is, Michael fell to the ALL MIGHTY dollar!
  • 24% (8)
    No it isn't!!!, Michael doesn't screw us over and makes the greatest quality shoes of all time!
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post #1 of 54
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I mean I know alot of you wont understand this, because of all the good shoes relesing lately, but do you guys believe that his legacy is tarnished by giving us shoes that are subpar and not even a shell of their former selves? when i read that tounge tag on my XI's, I honestly cant believe that they even believe that. I shake my head in disgust. I would of NEVER expected this from the G.O.A.T. I honestly cant believe it.. Do you guys think deep down inside he knows he is FUC#%^& us?? Discuss smokin.gif
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post #2 of 54
I'm pretty sure it's all about the money at this point
post #3 of 54

Was it EVER about anything else?

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post #4 of 54

since when is a player's career legacy in any way determined by what they sell off the court.. he was in a hanes commercial rockin the hitler mustache.. that has nothing to do with him being the g.o.a.t. like the hall of fame was like "6 rings, 5 league mvp's, 6 finals mvp's... but yo check out the quality on these CDP bred 11's. gota cancel out some of those titles"

knock it off

post #5 of 54
Thread Starter 
hypebeats need not apply, we allrdy know what you think, LOL tongue.gif
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post #6 of 54
Tarnished? What good is his legacy if he can't benefit or profit from it? If he can't tarnish his own image in the past with gambling, retiring and re-retiring, baseball fiasco, HOF speech, etc, I don't see how selling some mass produced retros that everyone wants could tarnish it.
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post #7 of 54
Jordan's legacy will never be tarnished...But the Brand, well that's another story...
post #8 of 54
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Originally Posted by ijapino View Post

Jordan's legacy will never be tarnished...But the Brand, well that's another story...

^THIS.....unless he attempts another comeback
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"When all is said and done, I want more to have been done than said."

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post #9 of 54
" QUALITY BASKETBALL PRODUCTS INSPIRED BY THE GREATEST PLAYER EVER"

or

" QUESTIONABLE CASUAL PRODUCTS INSPIRED BY THE GREEDIEST PLAYED EVER"


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post #10 of 54
Tarnished? nope, I'm surprised JB doesn't charge even more for retro j's still. People eating them up like an all you can eat free buffet.
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post #11 of 54
JB has been all about the money probably since day one. Otherwise why create a $100+ shoe to begin with?
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post #12 of 54
In my mind the shoe quality doesn't diminish what he did on the court. It's just makes him a shady businessman in my opinion. He's by no means unique in that regard but it does conflict with impressions I had of MJ when I was younger. I had unrealistic expectations from a player that I looked up to.
post #13 of 54
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Originally Posted by AirThompson View Post

JB has been all about the money probably since day one. Otherwise why create a $100+ shoe to begin with?

You said what I said, but better. If his image is tarnished because of his shoes it happened a long time ago. Kids been getting hurt over these shoes waaaaaay before camping out. As far as past quality I can only say the bar was much lower.
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post #14 of 54
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Originally Posted by ijapino View Post

Jordan's legacy will never be tarnished...But the Brand, well that's another story...

This is true. However the shoes are selling regardless. 

post #15 of 54

... the idea that you think his legacy might be tarnished amazes me. I'm not trying to breed any hate but we have to take a step outside of a sneakerheads mind. Most people cannot name the shoe jordan won the most games in, won his first championship in or played his last game in. When you ask an average sports fan, the extent of their knowledge is that he won 6 championships and that he is arguably the greatest player of all-time. So the fact that his shoe brand is releasing sub-par quality retros does not concern his millions of millions of fans that aren't affiliated with his shoe corporation. Sorry for the long message but I needed to get it out. Cool Story Bro.

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post #16 of 54
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Originally Posted by ekhunter View Post

I mean I know alot of you wont understand this, because of all the good shoes relesing lately, but do you guys believe that his legacy is tarnished by giving us shoes that are subpar and not even a shell of their former selves? when i read that tounge tag on my XI's, I honestly cant believe that they even believe that. I shake my head in disgust. I would of NEVER expected this from the G.O.A.T. I honestly cant believe it.. Do you guys think deep down inside he knows he is FUC#%^& us?? Discuss smokin.gif


It should read " Quality Inspired by Kwame Brown"
post #17 of 54
i blame 90s babies.
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post #18 of 54
His legacy will never be affected solely because of the shoes that Nike puts out. Im pretty sure Jordan does not have much to say about the recent production of these shoes nor would he want to. Even if the quality of these shoes suffer they will always sell out in stores because we all idolize Jordan and what he meant to the game of basketball and how he changed the shoe game... IMO
post #19 of 54
definitely not. Jordan is making bank because he's a smart business man. point blank period
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post #20 of 54
Maybe JB quality is part of the reason Nike doesn't want their logo associated with the shoes. I know there are many different explanations for it, but part of me thinks that is possible.
post #21 of 54
I'm suprised on the poll result. Simply shows that half of the people here are hypebeast and could turn a blind eye despite being raped by JB.

Nike and JB are all for the money.They have an erection every time they see on how people go crazy on every release. And they don't care whether how

many people will die as long as they make a killing on every penny that all of us have.

There's no more legacy, only greediness.
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post #22 of 54
MJ's legacy as the greatest ball player of all time has nothing to do with the shoes he releases post retirement.
The brand and its executives are the ones who decide which shoes they release and mike just takes his % of sales.

To say that his legacy is tarnished because people WHINGE about the quality of product his brand produces is RUBBISH.
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post #23 of 54

As long as we're putting money in his pocket pretty sure Mike doesn't care what we think of his legacy...smh

post #24 of 54
Is this serious a mans legacy tarnished because He runs the shoe game NEVER didn't know making millions tarnishes ur legacy he's not hustlin or selling slaves or anything let's get real here. The best basketball players ever and even a better businessman. We buy the shoes he puts out.
post #25 of 54
And I would put all my money on it that Nike wants there logo on the back of Jordan's I would bet jordan don't want Nike on his shoe.
post #26 of 54
What a laughable thread......if your gonna complain about the quality then dont buy the shoes.........
post #27 of 54
MJ's legacy as a ball player is perfectly fine - the man took the NBA to the global stage and made it what it is today.

JB's legacy (Jordan Brand) on the other hand is no better than that of FUBU, Phat Pharm, etc... Look at the sheer amount of retro and inline product they are putting out. With everyone and their dog being a 'sneakerhead' and taking care of their sneakers, JB runs the risk of oversaturating the market with mediocre re-releases and the brand as a whole as a whole becoming a 'fad'. And you guys know what happens when a brand becomes a fad...

OP, why did you put the pimp.gif icon by the way? This thread seems like a complaint thread, yet you're dropping your hard earned cash on JB junk?
post #28 of 54
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Originally Posted by West Coast Avenger View Post

What a laughable thread......if your gonna complain about the quality then dont buy the shoes.........

but the fact is that some of us want to buy the shoes, and we do that , but with every buy we are getting ripped off eyes.gif

post #29 of 54
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Originally Posted by West Coast Avenger View Post

What a laughable thread......if your gonna complain about the quality then dont buy the shoes.........

 the fact is that we want to buy the shoes , the quality of shoes being so low, it`s a matter of how much you want the shoes or not grin.gif

post #30 of 54
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Originally Posted by beerdrum108 View Post

I'm pretty sure it's all about the money at this point
Its ALWAYS BEEN about the money.

All we are seeing regular corporate streamlining.
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