Spike Lee presents President Obama with a special pair of Air Jordans

Kelly Dwyer

Deep in the middle of an NBA Thursday night doubleheader, some friend of a friend re-tweeted something Spike Lee tossed out on Twitter. Surprised though we were that Spike Lee has a Twitter account, we pressed on to find this rather remarkable picture of Lee with President Barack Obama, and a particularly fetching pair of Air Jordan sneakers that Lee (a Nike endorser) apparently gave to the commander in chief.

The photo just about speaks for itself:

That is something else, hipsters and finger-poppin' daddies.

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Friday morning, through Trey Kerby at The Basketball Jones, we learned that this particular style of Jordans will come out in February under the "Bordeaux" title, they'll be priced at a ridiculous $175 a pair, and the shoes also feature Spike's "40 Acres and a Mule" logo (the famed name of Lee's production company).

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Here, via Nice Kicks, is a better shot of these very 1989-ish shoes:

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