Michael Jordan

Space Jam aside, was he really THAT famous worldwide in his prime anons?

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    No. The Nike shoes were the in-thing at the time, but no one had any real idea who the silhouette on the boot was. I think the Jordans were the first commercially available basketball boot in Yurop, so that probably played a part in their popularity.

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    He was famous, yes. Everyone wore Chicago Bulls merchandise, and if you ever asked why, they'd say because of Michael Jordan. He's not the GOAT of basketball, but he is absolutely the GOAT of merchandising.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >He's not the GOAT of basketball
      Who is it then?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >trying to restart the endless shitstorm for the 10000000th thread
        It's either Wilt or Kareem, but I've never seen anyone queue up to buy Air Wilts or Air Kareems.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          But wilt and qassem played with farmers in a pre-pro era though

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Everyone wore Chicago Bulls merchandise
      Blacks and a handful of well-off white kids wore it. No one else cared.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        No. The Nike shoes were the in-thing at the time, but no one had any real idea who the silhouette on the boot was. I think the Jordans were the first commercially available basketball boot in Yurop, so that probably played a part in their popularity.

        the UK is an outlier. everyone and their mom knew about Jordan in continental Europe during the 90s.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >the UK is an outlier
          And you didn't follow suit when you know you should have.

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    No
    I only know him because of Ronaldinho

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Nobody outside of Chicago and North Carolina knew who this Pippenbabby was

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, he was the one who made basketball relevant worldwide.
    Of course, there was a massive marketing work to do so, but that doesn't change the fact that he was the sport's greatest ambassador

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >was
    he still is the only basketballer apart from nowitzki that most people know here

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Space Jam aside
    but SJ is the reason he is known worldwide

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I BELIEVE I CAN FLY

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    yea he was pretty famous. My parents were from a country that didn't know anything about apehood or nba but they all knew MJ

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    He is known as the goat of basketball among the boomers here. no one knows lebron btw

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    he was the michael jackson of basketball

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I only ever heard of him through Space Jam

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    have you heard of shoes

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