words // Zack Schlemmer
Head bumps and all, here's a commercial of the then young stars and Los Angeles Clippers teammates Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles hooping in the original Air Jordan XVII.
In retrospect, it's hard to believe Darius Miles was ever the face of Jordan Brand, but in 2002 he was an extremely talented young player, expected to do a lot more than he ended up accomplishing in the NBA. (Oh well, at least he had some dope Air Jordan PE's along the way.) Quentin Richardson, while never becoming a superstar, did have a more successful and much longer NBA career than his commercial-mate here, wearing Jordan Brand right to the end.
Watch as young Darius and Quentin ball in the original Air Jordan XVII with a soundtrack from Guru (R.I.P.) and share your thoughts on if you'd like to see Jordan Brand bring this shoe back.