The Miami Heat guard said Tuesday that he has parted ways with the brand. His contract expired at the end of September and the sides made what Wade called a mutual decision to not extend the agreement.
Wade said his time with Converse and Jordan has been an ”unbelievable nine years.”
Wade made the switch from Converse to Jordan Brand in 2009. Both are owned by Nike.
Wade, who counts Michael Jordan as his idol to this day, said Tuesday that he still feels ”honored to have represented my favorite player of all time and his brand.”
He has not unveiled plans for what shoe he will wear with the reigning NBA champion Heat this season.
Ok the huge shocker here is….Did anyone know Nike owned Converse??? Thats like saying Coke is owned by Pepsi. I need a minute.
Ok Minute over – Soooo you telling me the same company that sells $189 Jordans sells $29 chucks?? I feel cheated!!!
I mean it was totally getting to a point of no return as he was wearing a XXXL headband for the past two years. Every time he got fouled and the play caused it to move he put that thing back in place faster than you can say Delonte West banged your mom. I dont know if it was superstition and he wasnt touching a thing until he won a championship or what, but he’s back to having a full head of hair remarkably. 9 times out of 10, basketball players opt for the shaved look…in 2012 prissy Lebron went with hair implants. Michael Jordan is rolling over in his luxury box.
This has been up for debate for some time now. I actually hate debating things that cannot technically be proven, but this one was just too juicy to leave alone, especially since many of the people are leaning on the wrong side of the debate. Lets start with “The Dream Team”; Of course Michael Jordan is everyone’s first point in their debate. I get he changed the sport, I get he was ahead of his time, what people seem to forget though that just like humans, sports evolve. Yes he evolved faster than some back then, but as you can see today the sport has changed. Lets just say if a 6 ft 9’ 275 lb Lebron James was playing back in 1992 he would have been head and shoulders (literally) above Michael Jordan. The next point “Dream Teamers” like to bring up is the height difference and the discrepancy in big men. I agree this could be an issue for the 2012 team to overcome, but tell me how “The Dream Team” with all its height are gonna guard a 7ft guard the likes of Kevin Durant? “Dream Team” loyalists like to bring up Magic and Bird. This one’s easy for me, Magic was in his 2nd year of his “HIV” and Bird could barely stand cause of his back issues. Finally, “Dream Teamers” love pointing out their margin of victory. This one is so warped as the world was just catching on to the sport at the time and weren’t nearly at the level they are at now. At no point did “The Dream Team” play the likes of Manu Ginobli and Serge Ibaka. The bottom line, like I referred to earlier, is the sport and humans have evolved. You take the best defender Scottie Pippen and put him on Lebron, that still leaves Kobe, Durant, Westbrook, Anthony, Paul, and on and on, all of which are faster and stronger than their counterparts on “The Dream Team”. 2012 Olympic win a close hard fought game, but the 92’ boys are just no match for the speed, power and athleticism of what the world has to offer today.
2012 Olympic Team 112 – “Dream Team 98
Oh and Mike Tyson beats Muhammad Ali 10 times out of 10.
Dude, you just can’t fuck with Michael Jordan. Although, I did meet the guy a long time ago briefly at the Country Club of North Carolina. He was a complete dick head. I was working as the cart boy…he didn’t tip a damn thing and he told his buddy not to tip either AS he was handing me a $10 bill. Boo hoo who gives a shit, assholes finish first, but you still can’t fuck with Michael Jordan.