words // Nick DePaula
images // Ryan Unruh

In the twenty-second part of this exclusive twenty-five chapter look at the For The Love Of The Game showcase series, the Air Jordan XX2 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.

"If you don't have a passion or love of the game, it's going to be hard to be at your best. If you go out and you do something it's truly because you love something and if you feel like it's a burden or you're doing it for the wrong reasons, then you're not going to get the best results. If you have a love for the game or a love for something, you're going to go that extra mile to make it worthwhile. The game has changed my life, because it's taught me how to set goals, strive to achieve those goals, and never get complacent. Keep moving that ladder up until you get to the point where you can't move it up anymore. Until you win and win and win and win, until you can't win no more. That's what the game did for me." - Michael Jordan [Quote 5 of 5]