words // Nick DePaula
images // Ryan Unruh

In the sixteenth part of this exclusive twenty-five chapter look at the For The Love Of The Game showcase series, the Air Jordan XVI is splashed with Pantone 284, celebrating Michael's roots and passion for the game of basketball. Read along through each chapter as Michael tells his story and explains his love of the game.

"Just coming up with the different technologies and sitting down with the guys, they have a good understanding to collaborate with me, in terms of looking back in my past, understanding what's in my past. To me it's a great working environment and they know me inside and out. If I give them one word, they can institute that into the shoe, which to me is a great working relationship." - Michael Jordan [Quote 4 of 5]