words // Luis Sanchez
images // Ryan Unruh

Just yesterday, yet another unreleased sample from the 2010 "For the Love of the Game" Collection surfaced on the web. With that said, it's only right that we take a look back at the Air Jordan XII featured as part of the storied collection.

Celebrating Michael's love for the game and his North Carolina roots, the "For the Love of the Game" collection consisted of the Air Jordan I-2010. Every last model was covered in university blue nubuck and featured an intricate laser design created by Jordan Brand visionary Mark Smith. The collection was first unveiled back in 2010 at the World Basketball Festival in New York City, and was not released to the public.

Continue on for an exclusive look back at the "For the Love of the Game" Air Jordan XII, featuring a full nubuck university blue upper, and a detailed laser-printed overlay and contrasting hits of white.