Michael Jordan has been deemed the G.O.A.T. in professional basketball and his career was definitely nothing short of historic and illustrious. However, many NBA athletes of that time have also claimed that Michael Jordan was also quite a trash-talker. Richard Hamilton, who has been a Jordan Brand athlete for quite some time, has claimed that Michael Jordan had a knack for getting into the heads of not only his opponents but even his own teammates. Michael Jordan even told Rip Hamilton that he would never be good enough to rock an Air Jordan pair. In present times though, he has received his own Air Jordan 11 PE.
Back in December 2016, Rip Hamilton appeared on The Jump basketball talk show on ESPN, where he talked about the early moments of his career. He was a rookie member of the Washington Wizards, playing alongside Michael Jordan himself, who did not used to be quite happy back then. Before Rip Hamilton was accepted to become a Jordan Brand athlete, he often asked Michael Jordan about it. However, it took a lot of convincing and a tremendous improvement in his on-court performance before that actually happened. In fact, it happened after he was traded to the Detroit Pistons, progressing to become a one-time NBA Championship and a three-time All-Star.
Since being traded to the Detroit Pistons was a career-changing moment for Rip Hamilton, so his Air Jordan 11 PE from Jordan Brand is dressed up in his former team’s color scheme. The uppers of this Air Jordan 11 PE are apparently made up of leather instead of Cordura mesh material, dressed up in a Royal Blue hue. Its stitched “Jumpman” branding is covered in Red, while White can be spotted over the heels inner lining, laces, midsoles and its signature patent leather mudguards. Additionally, this Air Jordan 11 PE also appears to be equipped with icy, Blue-colored translucent outsoles.
Jordan Brand surely has no intention of dropping this Air Jordan 11 PE anytime soon, so there would no point in hoping to cop a pair. However, judging from the caption accompanying the photo that Rip Hamilton shared on his official Instagram profile (), he was willing to hook up all of his followers with a pair if he won the $430 million power ball.
Air Jordan 11 Detroit Pistons PE