words // Brandon Richard

An event 16 years in the making, Michael Jordan has given an exclusive interview to Kicks Magazine for the first time.

Within the pages, MJ dishes on the Air Jordan XX9, his own legacy and more. Kicks also covers the Hyperdunk 2014, Stephen Curry, Derek Jeter and rolls out a mini-mag celebrating adidas Basketball and the launch of Boost.

Kicks 17 is on newsstands now. You can now read the full Michael Jordan and Tinker Hatfield interview now at slamonline.com.

Excerpt:

"Our retro business is probably the golden goose of the Jordan Brand itself, so we protect that. For people who never saw me play in those shoes, it has become a sense of style for this generation." - Michael Jordan

Kicks 17: Air Jordan XX9