L.A. Lakers retiree Kareem Abdul-Jabbar gave a recent interview with NPR where he was vocal on his continued efforts in the issues mentioned above, and also commented on the “Republican’s buy sneakers too” remark by Jordan in the 90’s during an interview.
Abdul-Jabbar told NPR…
“You can’t be afraid of losing shoe sales if you’re worried about your civil and human rights…He took commerce over conscience. It’s unfortunate for him, but he’s gotta live with it,”
Former NBA star Stephon Marbury had the same sentiment’s a few week’s ago, even sending out this tweet about Jordan’s expensive sneaker.
Jordan made over 100 million last year from the brand, more than he made during his career as a basketball player. But what about his efforts toward building community relations and activism, even in Chicago? Or is that not important to a sneaker head?