On May 7, 1989, the Chicago Bulls were pitted against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Playoffs First Round. After four games in the series, they met for a fifth and final game, which the Cavs were winning as the game came to a close. With seconds left, Chicago’s Brad Sellers inbounded the ball to an open Michael Jordan, who drove to towards the hoop and put up a eighteen-foot jump shot over Craig Ehlo. The shot was good, the Bulls won, and the rest is history.
For “The Shot” and a majority of the ’88-89 NBA season, Jordan wore the Black/Red/Cement Grey colorway of the Air Jordan IV. This classic Legacy model features visible Air cushioning, ventilation netting, and midfoot wings for a lockdown fit. In 2012, Jordan Brand re-released the iconic original colorways of the Air Jordan IV, as well as a Cavs themed colorway inspired by “The Shot”.
Keep an eye out for brand new colorways of the Air Jordan IV releasing this fall.