In addition to being a cult classic among basketball aficionados, He Got Game also marked the on-screen debut of the Air Jordan 13, which had not even debuted at the time. Avery Glymph has a 30-second scene in the film in which he sells an Air Jordan 13 pair to the Jake Shuttlesworth, played by Denzel Washington. That scene was filmed back in the summer of 1997 and at the time, not even Michael Jordan had rocked the Air Jordan 13 on an NBA court. 21 years later, the Air Jordan 13 “He Got Game” is making a comeback. It will be among this Fall’s Air Jordan releases 2018.
It was quite surprising for Avery to have a pair of sneakers in his hands that had not even been released yet. He was actually one of the first people to hold the Air Jordan 13. The first time Michael Jordan laced up in the Air Jordan 13 was on Halloween Night back in 1997. Not only was it the lightest model from the line, it marked the very first time that Tinker Hatfield used a computer to design an Air Jordan sneaker. The design of the Air Jordan 13 was really different and nothing like that of its predecessors.
The Air Jordan 13 “He Got Game,” the very first colorway of the model, made its retail debut during the 1997 Holiday Season. Both Denzel Washington and Ray Allen rocked the Air Jordan 13 in He Got Game. Just like the Air Jordan 13 was the sneaker that finally fit Ray’s character, Jesus Shuttlesworth, it was also a perfect fit in the film as well. Even Ray himself admitted that was impressed by the product placement and sneakerheads were quick to notice the brand new Air Jordan model when they watched the film. This year’s version will be the same as the original, dressed up Black, Red and White.
Jordan Brand recently unveiled their Fall line of Air Jordan releases 2018 and the sneaker that debuted in Spike Lee’s 1998 film was a part of it. The Air Jordan 13 “He Got Game” will hit the shelves once again on August 25, 2018, and as for its retail price, keep checking back to SneakersDog to find out.
Air Jordan 13 “He Got Game”
Release Date: August 25th, 2018
414571-104 | $190