Report: NBA says Michael Jordan can’t decide who gets Air Jordan shoe deal

Report: NBA says Michael Jordan can’t decide who gets Air Jordan shoe deal

This ties into why Clippers offering DeAndre Jordan a $200,000 a year sponsorship with Lexus led to a $250,000 fine … Michael Jordan’s Air Jordan shoe brand through Nike dominates the market — 58 percent of basketball shoes sold last year were Jordans. That 13 times more than LeBron James , who has the best selling shoe among active players. Nike owns 95.5 percent of the basketball shoe market (according to Forbes). One of the NBA’s concerns with Michael Jordan as the owner of the Charlotte Hornets is that he could supplement players’ salaries with shoe deals. So the NBA cut that option off, reports Darren Rovell of ESPN. NBA says MJ can't choose who gets a Jordan shoe deal because of cap rules. (At least 6 Hornets have gotten Jordan deals in last 7 years.) — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 25, 2015 This isn’t just a Jordan rule, pretty much any NBA owner could pull o...

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