27 Jul '17, 8pm

Jabari Parker's Dad Wouldn't Let Him Wear Jordans Growing Up

Jabari Parker's Dad Wouldn't Let Him Wear Jordans Growing Up

While Milwaukee Bucks small forward Jabari Parker was born and bred in Chicago and is signed with Jordan Brand, his adolescent footwear obsessions weren't focused on Air Jordans. In fact, he couldn't wear them. "My dad purposefully didn't have us wearing Jordans because of the robberies and the stick-ups when we were kids," Parker told Sole Collector at the grand opening of Champ Sports' Arena store in Chicago on Wednesday. "When time moved on and they started producing more [Jordans], I started being into the culture." Parker was born in 1995, so the golden era of Air Jordans would have passed by the time he really became aware of sneakers. Because of that, and his father's hesitance around Jordans, he was reared on Nike Basketball styles like Vince Carter's Shox BB4s and the Huarache 2K4s. Champs Sports honored Parker and his father, retired NBA player and prominent Chic...

Full article: https://solecollector.com/news/2017/07/jabari-parkers-dad...

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