has been associated with Nike since 1984. Being a huge part of the Nike family, Jordan wasn’t going to allow Tim Thomas to enter his house wearing any Adidas gear. Instead of sending Thomas away, the Chicago Bulls star forced the youngster to put on Nike gear and then allow him to enter his abode, as revealed on X (Formerly Twitter).
Revealing to Brandon Robinson, Michael Jordan was so loyal to Nike that Thomas had to keep all of his clothes in an Adidas bag outside the house.
Michael Jordan has always been an extremely competitive athlete. Considering how MJ would go above and beyond to be the best, it does seem fitting that he wouldn’t allow anybody wearing his rival brand’s merchandise to enter his house.
Michael Jordan used to love Adidas
Before joining the Nike family, Michael Jordan was an athlete representing Adidas. During his time with the University of North Carolina, MJ was seen wearing Adidas. Even before playing for the North Carolina Tar Heels, His Airness would dawn Adidas merchandise as a kid.
Adidas was almost certain that Jordan would sign with them during the 1984 draft process. However, Nike’s pitch was too good to turn down. Apart from offering him $500,000 per year for five seasons, the sports apparel company even provided MJ with his own signature sneaker line as a rookie.
Expected to generate $3 million over four years, the Air Jordan line exceeded all imaginations. During its first year in the market, Air Jordan made north of $130 million.
With Nike being the major reason behind MJ’s wealth, it is understandable why no one is allowed to wear the three stripes at the Jordan household.