Now that we've heard Russell Westbrook's thoughts on the "Banned" Air Jordan 1, it's time to find out what His Airness himself thought about the controversial sneakers.

"It's like a young kid when your parents say you can't do something, and they wanna do it," Jordan said. "I felt like I wanted to be different, and the league said, 'Well, we've gotta stop that.'"

In case you've been sleeping, this nostalgia trip all ties back to the return of the original black and red "Banned" Air Jordan 1 colorway later this year, which is also connected to one of the Air Jordan 31's colorways

Air Jordan 1 "Banned" 2016
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Color: Black/Varsity Red-White
Style #: 555088-001