Saturday, January 23, 2021

Stephon Marbury Blasts MJ for ‘Kids Getting Killed’ Over Air Jordans

stephon marbury and michael jordan*The hefty price tag for Air Jordan sneakers and the fatal consequences for kids enamored with the footwear have struck a nerve with Stephon Marbury.

The former New York Knick took to social media to blast Michael Jordan for the violence he has ensued over the highly sought after kicks.

Labeling Jordan, an NBA legend and six-time champion, “greedy,” Marbury retweeted fans while noting the struggles some parents may face to buy Jordans for their children.

In addition, Marbury touched on the fact that the masses have gotten “caught up in the greatness” of Jordan and vowed that “the time would change.”

The following are Marbury’s tweets pertaining to Jordan:

Marbury’s comments come as he prepares to bring back his Starbury sneakers, which were once on sale for $15 at the now-closed Steve and Barrys stores, a tenth of what Air Jordans go for today.

The violent history of Air Jordan sneakers was noted by Vibe, which referenced several riots taking place at sneaker stores following the release of the Jordans in 2014, 2012 and 2011. Three people were killed following the releases during that time.

In December, a 16-year-old boy in Ohio was shot and killed after attempting to steal a pair of limited edition Jordans. Jordan’s relationship with his popular sneaker brand has been a profitable one, with him bringing in more money than he made in the NBA with $100 million in 2014

Nowadays, Nike’s website lists Jordan basketball sneakers  from $100 to $195 in men’s sizes.

With the violence and high price associated with Air Jordans, does Marbury have a point in his criticism of the brand and Jordan or is he simply hating just to be hating?

Sound off below.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Yes…I said that years ago…MJ really should be ashamed of himself…maybe when or if it hits close to home for him…he will grow a heart…Jerk!!!

  2. Fuck him he mad nobody buying them cheap ass shoes dude is broke ass hell and now you want blame MJ for loser killing that’s not his fault it’d the stupid MF thats doing the shooting blame mj for selling top of the shoes but I bet y’all will break your necks to buy Gucci and all them other high price shoes marberry is broke now he wants to bring a blk man down cause his cheap shoes won’t sale get a life dude

  3. As a black women, I just see it as a small piece to a bigger problem in he black community. Some black people are more worried about the name brand of clothes on their back and the shoes on their feet instead of education and bettering oneself. Parents would rather spend their bill money for material things rather what is needed. You look fresh but you broke. To me it’s just broke people trying to impress other broke people. Instead of investing money in the latest shoes, games, or purses. Invest into something that will benefit your children in the long run. Do you think that LV or Versace would lower their prices of the same thing happened to their customers? NOPE.

  4. I will not ever support anything he owns or endorses. He is careless, selfish and greedy. I guess if it was his child being beat up or murdered he would understand. Or maybe not, bastard!

  5. Jordan has been greedy and selfish
    Ever since he started selling them damn shoes, he knows ppl is dying to get those shoes….#Damn MJ

  6. If you are going to be upset with Michael Jordan, you need to be upset with every designer from Michael Kors to Donna Karen and Rolex creator. Why do we always expect black celebs to do so much. Put the blame where it belongs. It belongs on the person who is doing the crime. People are losing their live everyday from texting and using cellphones more than MJ’s shoes . Are any of you going to blame Apple and every other cell phone creator? No.

  7. We live in an economic society. Put the blame where it belongs when it comes to crime. ON THE PERSON WHO COMMITTS the crime. Michael Jordan is a business man just like everyone else in the society. Do you hold any of those business people for the high price items they sell to people and who get robbed? I do not think so.

  8. Its not mj fault because this gang banging are going on, black on black crime were raging before jordans even came out.mj is a business man just as any other business man he isnt forcing nobodyy to buy his tennis shoes. We always trying to be a monkey see monkey person.just like polo,every body u see wants polo even buying polo for their babies. Mr. Polo is a business man making millions so why not mj.its not good to judge other for their success.

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