Michael Jordan used to throw out Bow Wow’s shoes when he would come over

Rob Schaefer
NBC Sports Chicago

It's well known that Michael Jordan's legendary competitiveness extends beyond the hardwood.

Yes, there are the famed gambling stories, golf matchups and games of quarters. But Jordan also brought that fire to his business endeavors. In Episode 5 of "The Last Dance," the story of Jordan intentionally masking a Reebok logo from his Team USA garb at the gold medal ceremony at the 1992 Olympics is highlighted, as one example.

Here's another: Apparently, Jordan has made a habit of throwing out the sneakers of visitors to his house if they show up in anything other than Air Jordans, according to Jordan's son Marcus in an appearance on "The Breakfast Club" on Power 105.1 FM.

That even extended to celebrities. Specifically, Bow Wow.

"100 percent. Still to this day," Marcus said when asked by DJ Envy if Jordan really did throw out all non-Nike shoes that crossed his foyer. "There's a funny story about Bow Wow. You know, we were good friends with Bow Wow when we were younger, and Bow would come over wearing Iversons and Converse… My dad would always make sure to throw them out."

And remember: This is the star of "Like Mike" we're talking about here.

But that's the type of instinct that pushed Jordan Brand to global ubiquity, even after beginning as a small, disruptive force in the sportswear industry when Jordan first signed on.

So be warned: If you somehow earn an invite to the Jordan residence, dust off (and put on!) a pair of Jordans before you set out. You'll be down a pair of sneakers, otherwise.

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