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  • Should Marcus Jordan be allowed to wear his Air Jordans on the court?

    What do you think?

    The fight over the feet of Michael Jordan’s son is not over.

    Last Thursday, Marcus Jordan, the Hall of Fame guard’s younger son, told the media that he’d honor the University of Central Florida’s contract with adidas by wearing all the apparel with adidas logos on it.

    He would not, however, take the court in the shoes. Citing family pride, Marcus said he would be in Nike’s Air Jordans, named after his father, of course.

    Soon after the comments were made, UCF athletic director Keith Tribble told AOL’s Fanhouse that the freshman could make the decision for himself since there had been a previous precedent set with a UCF football player who wore a different brand of shoe due to the fit.

    But adidas spokesperson Andrea Corso told CNBC that no compromise had been reached with the school.

    “We are in negotiations for a future relationship regarding the broader UCF athletic program,” Corso said. “What I can say is that these relationships are based upon agreed deliverables for both parties.”

    Translation: The story that adidas had buckled on this one might be what UCF is saying, but it’s certainly not what adidas is saying. adidas officials won’t talk contract specifics, but it appears as though adidas might have the right to change the terms if they don’t get what they were promised.
    Jordan's son not free to wear Air Jordans - College Basketball - Rivals.com

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    Re: Should Marcus Jordan be allowed to wear his Air Jordans on the court?

    Marcus Jordan knew that becoming a member of UCF, that he was going to be REQUIRED to wear Adidas stuff, including shoes.

    If he wants to wear his father's stuff, then Nike needs to make a deal with the university, maybe even buying out Adidas's contract.

    But as a player, he is required to play by the rules, plain and simple.
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    • #3
      Re: Should Marcus Jordan be allowed to wear his Air Jordans on the court?

      being Jordan's son doesn't change the rules or contracts that preceded him and bound the program HE JOINED.

      Get over it and join the team. It is a team sport I hope he remembers...

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      • #4
        Re: Should Marcus Jordan be allowed to wear his Air Jordans on the court?

        previous precedent set with a UCF football player who wore a different brand of shoe due to the fit.
        What if the Air Jordans are more comfortable? He's willing to wear the rest of the Adidas clothing.

        I think he may upset the fans by not appearing to be a "team player" though.

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        • #5
          Re: Should Marcus Jordan be allowed to wear his Air Jordans on the court?

          Originally posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
          What if the Air Jordans are more comfortable?
          Heck, is a Six Flags Employee Polo Shirt more comfortable than a Disneyland Costume?

          Why can't a Disney CM wear what they want?

          Because they agreed to the conditions before they signed up.

          If there is a TRUE Medical need, that falls under the ADA laws, and why Disney offers alternative costume for folks that need it.

          But to want to wear another brand of clothing just because it is his dad's brand. That DOESN"T work!
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          • #6
            Re: Should Marcus Jordan be allowed to wear his Air Jordans on the court?

            I agree. He should wear Adidas and become great enough to have an Adidas basketball shoe named after himself.

            BUT... He may still somehow get away with this. If so I think bad PR will follow.

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            • #7
              Re: Should Marcus Jordan be allowed to wear his Air Jordans on the court?

              The compromise will be, if things follow the way the football contracts go, that he is allowed to wear them, but the logos will have to be covered up.

              Is he on scholarship at UCF? Was UCF the only place that he could go? Last I checked, his father was rich, and the son wouldn't need to waste a team's scholarship. He should go somewhere else if this is such a problem.

              Since Michael Jordan is involved, we should expect His Jerkness to interfere.

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              • #8
                Re: Should Marcus Jordan be allowed to wear his Air Jordans on the court?

                Guess he forgot there's no I in TEAM.

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