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During the ‘90s, the game of basketball experienced rapid globalization. Basketball fans around the world tuned in to watch the top talent in the game. Michael Jordan became the face of the basketball surge, rising to global super-stardom and inspiring a legion of fans — including Japanese manga artist, Takehiko Inoue.ENTER SAKURAGIIn 1990, Inoue introduced the world to the fictional Hanamichi Sakuragi – the protagonist in his popular “Slam Dunk” manga series. Sakuragi began as an outcast at his high school with a reputation for causing trouble. After a girl rejected him, he tried out for the basketball team, where he showcased his natural athleticism and helped turn his previously unknown high school team into an all-star contender in Japan.“I have been hugely inspired by Michael Jordan’s game, as well as his attitude. This year, the Manga inspired two Jordan Brand silhouettes set to release tomorrow.

JORDAN X ‘SLAM DUNK’ COLLECTION

LAUNCH:  Saturday, November 1, 2014 – 8:00 AM EDT

AIR JORDAN VI
717302-600
Varsity Red/Varsity Red-White
$250
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The limited Slam Dunk edition has an interesting take on the iconic silhouette. An all-red upper features the iconic imagery fans of the 31-volumed manga series have grown to love. The images highlight moments from the series, paying tribute to the legacy of Sakuragi’s personal growth and on-court talent.

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JORDAN SUPER.FLY 3
718154-005
Black/White-Varsity Red
$185
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The Jordan Brand’s latest performance model — the Jordan Super.Fly 3 — is the canvas for the new sketches of the “Slam Dunk” world. The all-black upper provides the perfect backdrop to showcase the continued on-court legacy of Sakuragi. Even the shoebox serves as an additional platform to tell Sakuragi’s continued story.

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