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NIKE, Michael Jordan create jersey for Portland charity

May 30, 2018


NIKE Press Release,

June 14, 1998; Salt Lake City, Utah: Michael Jordan’s jumper with 5.2 seconds remaining seals a Bulls victory over the Utah Jazz and with it a title, a legacy and a legend.

Twenty years later, MJ’s Chicago finale will be commemorated with a forthcoming 10-part ESPN Films and Netflix documentary series, “The Last Dance,” and a special-edition Michael Jordan Bulls jersey.

The jersey, which releases May 31, comes in three versions: an Authentic away (as worn for the last shot) as well as Swingman versions of the Bulls’ home and away looks. Each jersey is equipped with NikeConnect technology, which will unlock access to select “The Last Dance” content prior to the series premiere in 2019.

The Authentic will come in a soft touch box with a clear window and magnetic closure and will retail for $400. The two Swingman jerseys will sell for $120.

“The Last Dance” will chronicle one of the greatest icons and most successful dynasties in sports history, Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls, with never-before-seen footage from the team’s last championship run in the 1997-98 season and interviews with Jordan, other key figures from the Bulls’ championship teams and luminaries from basketball and beyond.

The special-edition Bulls jersey also celebrates Friends of the Children, a national nonprofit that selects the most vulnerable children aged 4-6 from high-poverty schools and the foster care system and pairs them with a salaried, professional mentor who stays with them from kindergarten through graduation.

  
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