Find Out Why This Air Jordan 1 Is Dubbed “Rookie Of The Year”


Back in May 1985, the NBA named Michael Jordan the Rookie of the Year. 78 members of the media from all over the U.S. voted and 57 1/2 votes were in favor of Michael Jordan. He described the award as “nice” and expressed the importance of NBA players to contribute to their respective teams. In terms of scoring average, Michael Jordan finished third that year. He scored an average of 28 points in each game. In terms of steals, he finishing fourth with 2.39 steals per game. 33 years later, Jordan Brand seems to be paying Michael Jordan’s award-winning performance that year with this new Air Jordan 1 colorway.

The 1985 Rookie Of The Year

Back in 1985, Michael Jordan was a part of all 82 games that the Chicago Bulls and was among the team lead scorers. His stats that year included 5.9 assists and 6.5 rebounds per game, while he was only second in terms of blocked shots. Back in college, where the Michael Jordan played as a member of the North Carolina Tar Heels, he had been named Player of the Year twice. Back in the 1984 Summer Olympics, he led the United States men’s Olympic basketball team to win a gold medal while he was still college. During his first NBA season, everything that Michael Jordan did, he did “spectacularly.”

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Rookie Of The Year”

It must be obvious that this brand new Air Jordan 1 colorway is nicknamed after Rookie of the Year award that Michael Jordan received back in 1985. Its color scheme is inspired by the brown suede-like button-up shirt that Michael Jordan was wearing during his acceptance speech on April 30th, 1985. Also being referred to as “Golden Harvest,” its uppers have a plain White leather base with Wheat-colored nubuck overlays, while Black appears over the ankle collars, laces, Nike “Swoosh” logos, rubber outsoles, and tongue tabs. This “Rookie Of The Year” iteration will joining the Air Jordan releases 2018 this October and will retail at a price of $160.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Rookie Of The Year”
Gold Harvest/Black
Release Date: October 13th, 2018
555088-700 | $160

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