Magic Johnson hits up Michael Jordan for free shoes

Tuesday April 21st, 2015

After finishing a legendary NBA career, Magic Johnson has gone on to become a successful business man, owning a chain of movie theaters, restaurants and even a share of the Los Angeles Dodgers, but he still asks Michael Jordan for free sneakers.

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Johnson wore Converse during his playing days but since his retirement he has joined the legions of Air Jordan lovers. The Hall-of-Famer told he is not afraid to use his relationship with the man himself to get his hand on some of the more coveted pairs and apparel from the brand.

"I call him up all the time, and say, 'Send my package of Air Jordans.' And what he doesn't send, I go out and buy."

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Jordan Brand shoes alone accounted for $2.5 billion in sales for Nike in 2013, up $500 million from the previous year, while LeBron James's signature model brought in $300 million that year, according to Business Insider.

Brendan Maloy

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