words // Brandon Richard
Before bowing out, Michael Jordan hit one "Last Shot" for the Chicago Bulls in the Air Jordan XIV. Perhaps aware that his run with the Bulls was coming to an end, Michael switched out of the XIII into the next season's model and created magic like only he could.
1998 NBA Finals. Game 6. Bulls down 1 with a little less than 20 seconds left to play. Michael strips Karl Malone and dribbles the ball up the court. Makes his move with about 9 seconds left on the clock. Crossover on Bryon Russell (No push off!). Drills a 20-foot game-winning jumper. Statue pose. A sixth championship for the Chicago Bulls and the end of a truly great era.
The XIV's aerodynamic lines, mesh vents, asymmetrical ankle cut and dual Zoom Air reflected race-bred inspiration from Michael's personal Ferrari. Known for providing unrivaled "stop on a dime" traction on the court.
Week 2 of the Jordan Brand's XX8 Days of Flight concludes with this look at the XIV in the celebratory black and neon green colorway.
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