What do you get the man that has everything?
If you’re friends with Michael Jordan, or any other extremely wealthy person, this is a problem you may run into every year around that person’s birthday. Luckily for legendary sneaker designer Tinker Hatfield, he had the perfect gift for his friend, muse, and the G.O.A.T. of basketball who is celebrating his 55th birthday at NBA All-Star Weekend.
“This weekend is fun for him. He gets to do some business and also have his birthday party, but after this I happen to know he’s going to be on some vacation,” Hatfield said at a Jordan Brand event in Los Angeles, adding that Jordan is planning to get in some skiing. “I won’t divulge where [Jordan is going skiing]. But my birthday present to him this year was 2 pairs of brand new custom-made skis.”
We all know Jordan’s prowess on the basketball court. But, could MJ have been a winter Olympian? Probably not.
“It’s fun to watch him on a slope, and I’ve skied with him, because he has this cool rhythm as he goes down,” Hatfield said while mimicking Jordan’s skiing stride. “He doesn’t really turn that quick, but he loves to go fast with these big hawking turns. When he crashes, he thinks it’s hilarious. We have a lot of fun.”