The Air Jordan 14 “Last Shot” is one of the defining sneakers from Michael’s career. The last time we saw this pair was in 2005, and now, Nike is bringing it back to help finish off their top-of-the-line Champions Think 16 collection.
The Air Jordan 14 “Last Shot” first appeared in stores way back in 1999. This was some time after Mike had already debuted them on-court, so the crazy for the last Jordans was at an all-time high. Additionally, sneakerheads everywhere were clamoring for the coveted black and red colorway of the 14. This particular iteration had earned its place among sneaker royalty almost a year earlier on Michael Jordan’s feet.
The 1998 NBA Finals were tough. Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls were seemingly worn out after over a decade of dominating basketball, and still fresh off back-to-back NBA championships. While the Bulls were able to limp into the finals, no one expected them to make it out alive. The ensuing back-and-forth, game-by-game battle between the Utah Jazz and Chicago Bulls was one for the history books. Marked by close games and alternating victories, the series was finished by one of the most monumental moments in NBA basketball. With seconds left on the clock, Michael Jordan out-maneuvered the Jazz’ Bryon Russell with just a quick shuffle of his feet, creating space to hit a quick two-pointer and securing an 87-86 lead. The infamous “Last Shot” would seal the Bulls’ sixth Jordan-era NBA championship, and go down as the last two points Mike would ever score for Chicago.
AIR JORDAN 14 RETRO “LAST SHOT” RELEASE INFORMATION
The return of the Air Jordan 14 “Last Shot” is scheduled for June 14th, 2018. This pair will be made available from both Nike and select retailers for $190, so keep an eye on your local boutique for this one. Check out the early images below via Weocia and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more info on how to score a pair.
Air Jordan 14 Retro “Last Shot”
Release Date: June 14, 2018
Color: Black/Varsity Red-Black
Style Code: 487471-003