When Nike took the reigns as the NBA’s official outfitter…there was an unique opportunity before the Swoosh, a new means to honor the GOAT. Coming off the (tar) heels of the announcement of the forthcoming 10-part documentary, The Last Dance…Nike is finally dropping a limited edition of the authentic Nike Connect jersey in MJ’s honor. Tooled to the exact specifications of the modern NBA jersey crafted by the Swoosh, the historical accuracy is not present, but the tie to Jordan’s everlasting impact on the game is modernized with an MJ jersey of today’s time.
The jersey will release May 31st in both authentic and swingman variations. With the authentic coming in a soft touch box with a clear window and magnetic closure at the price point of $400 MSRP. And the swingman jerseys releasing at $120 MSRP each.
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.