Attention Michael Jordan fans, Amazon has announced that the movie AIR will hit theaters on April 5th.
Starring Ben Affleck and Matt Damon (also producers), the feature film unveils the incredible partnership between Nike and young rookie Michael Jordan.
Did you know that at the time the young star didn’t want to know anything about the brand? He preferred Adidas, but the company wasn’t ready to invest in a player-branded shoe.
Jordan’s agent even claims that his client refused to board the plane to go to Nike headquarters.
Amazon’s drama on Nike will release in theaters on April 5th — titled “AIR. »
The film follows Nike’s pursuit of Michael Jordan in the 80s, starring:
▪️ Ben Affleck as Phil Knight
▪️ Matt Damon as Sonny Vaccaro
▪️ Viola Davis as Deloris Jordan
▪️ Jason Bateman as Rob Strasser pic.twitter.com/okB1ddEJiX
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Revolutionizing the world of sport and contemporary culture, the Air Jordan brand ultimately endured for years.
Even though it’s been 19 years since the legend played his last professional match, he still receives royalties of approximately US$130 million per year for this agreement!
The drama produced by Amazon will therefore scrutinize the underside of this incredible story.
Collectibles still in demand
And speaking of Jordan, one of the trading cards is now one of the most expensive to ever be sold at auction.
This card, which features a piece of Jordan’s 1992 All-Star Game jersey, is autographed and grade 8 (BGS) rated.
Purchased for the modest sum of US$840,000, this amount represents an increase of 788% since the last sale of the same type of card in 2018.
A 1997-98 Upper Deck Game Jerseys Michael Jordan auto blew past the old record in an $11 million auction. A Jordan photo and a 1970s baseball rookie card also scored, but some other notable cards didn’t fare as well >>> https://t.co/0l2dMpHLAf pic.twitter.com/h2pPBxIjLq
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