Big Fights are Breaking Out Over the New Air Jordans

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by Brandon Simmons

For nearly 30 years Michael Jordan has put out a sneaker that has dominated stores and at that same amount of time caused enough mayhem. According to USA Today, crowds have erupted into brawls over the sneaker from the iconic NBA hall-of-famer. This time the shoe in question is over the Jordan XI’s which have so affectionately been called the “Gamma 11’s” for their gamma blue color.

 As long as the sneaker has existed there has always been madness to follow and this year has seen no different. There is an Instagram video going around of people in a shoe store at an undisclosed location fighting it out over these tennis shoes. There is also a YouTube video of a fight breaking out in the Bronx at a shoe store between two gentlemen over some Jordans. According to MyFoxDFW, police had to respond to a fight in which people were waiting for the shoes to be release.

 In recent years, there has been a Jordan sneaker to make its high-profile release around the holidays but they have usually been re-released versions of older shoes. This year is no different considering that the Jordan XI was originally released in 1996. But at the time of their original release they only had them in mixtures of black, white and red. The new shoes have been released into a gamma blue. For years, the Jordan sneakers have been associated with violent robbery as many adolescents lose their lives after being robbed of the tennis shoes .  There are also pictures of people camping out for these sneakers as if they are buying the latest smartphone. The shoes cost around $185 which is the average price of what they have coasted over the years. Despite the negative attention that surrounds them, many people still seek out new Jordan’s each and everyday.

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8 Responses to Big Fights are Breaking Out Over the New Air Jordans

  1. JB December 22, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Over some damn shoes that will eventually get scuff marks and lose value? You got to be s#@tting me. Fight over something more worthwhile like some of these bad influences that plaguing our children lives. Only infantile and materialistic little boys who call themselves “grown a#$ men” would fight over such an item.

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  2. EARLINE BENTLEY December 22, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Hmmm, wonder if they’d pay the same price for a Reading Program? Just asking!

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  3. BigWill December 22, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    You can’t blame MJ for the Black race’ arrested development. Do you blame Anheuser Bush whenever there is a fatality involving a drunk driver, of course not. I’m a BM but definitely NOT part of this foolishness. Urban Black communities across America are populated with weak minded women and irresponsible men. We live in a capitalistic society where corporations are mainly developed for the sole purpose of turning a profit. It is not the responsibility of corporations to teach people the value of money, that’s the parent’ job.

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  4. Ann G. December 22, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    These same idiots will be wondering how they are going to pay their rent next week and if they will have enough to eat on but their feet will be looking good. When will we learn our priorities in life as Black people. No these dummies would not pay that much to learn how to read!

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  5. Dark Chocolate December 22, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Just plain pitiful.

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  6. Weslin1 December 23, 2013 at 1:35 am

    If they are not making me money. I ain’t buying!!! I’m 55 so they are not making me no money!!!!

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  7. Weslin1 December 23, 2013 at 1:36 am

    End of story!!!

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  8. Bernard December 23, 2013 at 7:16 am

    Just a bunch of dumb@$es. Only a fool would pay 185 dollars for some shoes much less fight over them. Jordan is not to blame. It’s their dumb@$$ parents fault for not instilling any value system in them. Many of them will be sitting somewhere complaining because the system as jailed them for back child support.

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