Former NBA star and future Hall-of-Famer Ray Allen has been a Jordan Brand athlete for a number of years, wearing some of the most iconic shoes night in and night out on the court.
As expected, players always went to Allen for references to purchase the shoes, as well as for requests. However, there were some who wanted the Jordan’s right off of Allen’s feet.
In an excerpt from a SLAM Online article, where he went into detail about how popular his shoes really were:
SLAM: How often would guys talk to you about your sneakers during games?
Allen: Every game. Guys were asking me if they could get a pair, if I could send a pair to their locker room, if they could get the pair on my feet.
SLAM: Literally the ones you had on?
Allen: Mmhmm. Like, Can you send those shoes to me?
Allen said players couldn’t find certain shoes because they were either hard to find or were up for auction.
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