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Photographer sues Nike over rights to Jordan 'Jumpman' logo

In 1984, photographer Jacobus Rentmeester photographed a then college-enrolled Michael Jordan for Time Magazine. The image was later licensed and ultimately reshot by Nike, who eventually used the reshot version as the basis for their Jordan 'Jumpman' logo. Rentmeester is now suing Nike for copyright infringement, but does he have a case? Continue reading

Kobe Bryant Wanted To Team Up With Michael Jordan On The Wizards

Kobe Bryant has cemented his legacy as a Los Angeles Laker after 19 years with the team. But over a decade ago, Bryant almost left the Lakers because he wanted to team up with Michael Jordan on the Washington Wizards. In the early 2000s, Jordan came out of retirement, sold his minority share of the Wizards, and began playing for the team. Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan nearly joined forces on the Wizards

Bryant said he would have signed with the Wizards had M.J. been allowed to remain the team's President of Basketball Operations following his retirement. It was 2003, and Kobe Bryant was seriously considering leaving L.A. His LakersShow More Summary

Kobe Bryant Confirms He Wanted to Join Michael Jordan on Wizards

The Kobe Bryant vs. Michael Jordan debate has been long waged in NBA circles and will likely continue long after the former steps away from the game for good. But imagine them in the same organization. Arguably the two greatest shooting...Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant Wanted to Play With Michael Jordan on the Wizards

Kobe says he was close to signing in Washington just before MJ retired for good. The post Kobe Bryant Wanted to Play With Michael Jordan on the Wizards appeared first on SLAMonline.

What's the best Super Bowl ad of all time? (SBArguments)

Creating a Super Bowl ad that people will talk about years from now is a tough task, yet a handful are always brought up this time of year. The Budweiser frogs. Michael Jordan and Larry Bird. Apple's 1984 ad. In advance of the dozens...Show More Summary

What Photographers Need To Know About Nike Being Sued For Stealing The Air Jordan Logo

If you’ve been following the sports, economic or photography news, you’ve probably heard about the photographer suing Nike for violating the copyright of one of his Michael Jordan images, while creating the famous shoes and athletic clothing brand. Obviously the lawsuit made headlines due to it involving one of the most powerful sports brands and [...]Show More Summary

Nike Sued Over Jordan Brand’s “Jumpan” Logo

A photographer has sued Nike for copy right infringement on the iconic Jordan Brand “Jumpman” logo. In 1984 photographer Jacobus Rentmeester took an image of Michael Jordan at the Olympic warm-ups for Life Magazine. After the photos had… The post Nike Sued Over Jordan Brand’s “Jumpan” Logo appeared first on Highsnobiety.

Photographer suing Nike for using his image of Michael Jordan to create its ‘Jumpman’ logo

Nike’s “Jumpman” logo is as synonymous with the athletic wear brand as its famous swoosh. Now, however, that indelible silhouette depicting a leaping Michael Jordan might be in danger. Jacobus Rentmeester has filed a lawsuit in an Oregon federal court claiming Nike committed copyright infringement by using one of his photographs of the NBA Hall of […]

Photographer sues Nike over 1984 Jordan photo

A photographer is accusing Nike of violating the copyright of his 1984 image of Michael Jordan soaring toward a basketball hoop by continuing to use the image to market shoes and clothes.

Iconic Michael Jordan statue could be moved indoors

Better get that Michael Jordan statue selfie while you still can. Renderings for a proposed new office building outside the United Center show the iconic Jordan statue residing inside the building's atrium lobby. The Jordan statue draws...Show More Summary

Iconic Michael Jordan statue could be moved indoors

Better get that Michael Jordan statue selfie while you still can.

Michael Jordan's Emotional Speech Makes Me Proud to Live in Charlotte

The G.OA.T. and Charlotte Hornets team owner Michael Jordan delivered an emotional speech last evening when he accepted the Charlotte Business Journal Business Person of the Year award. In his nine-minute-long remarks, he spoke fromShow More Summary

Emotional Michael Jordan Named ‘Business Person of the Year’ in Charlotte

The Charlotte Business Journal named Hornets owner Michael Jordan as its Business Person of the Year, as an emotional and humbled MJ accepted the award Tuesday night during a 10-minute The post Emotional Michael Jordan Named ‘Business Person of the Year’ in Charlotte appeared first on SLAMonline.

Michael Jordan Fights Back Tears While Accepting Business Award

NBA legend Michael Jordan accomplished all that there was to do on the basketball court, but his transition into basketball’s front office hasn’t always been an easy one. Jordan is starting to change that perception, and he was rewarded on Tuesday night, being named the Business Person of the Year by the Charlotte Business Journal. Show More Summary

Emotional Jordan relishes Charlotte business award

An emotional Michael Jordan fought back tears as he accepted an award for being named the Charlotte Business Journal's Business Person of the Year.

Pregnant Florida Couple Robbed At Gunpoint For Pair Of Michael Jordan Shoes

A pregnant woman and her fiancé – both of Jacksonville, Florida – were robbed at gunpoint Sunday afternoon for a pair of $80 Michael Jordan shoes, News4Jax reports. After finding a buyer for their Michael Jordan shoes on a Facebook group called 904 Sneaker Hall, the couple decided to meet up and make a sale. Show More Summary

Hakeem Olajuwon Says Michael Jordan ‘Far Superior’ to LeBron James (VIDEO)

Having seen and worked with him up-close, Hakeem Olajuwon considers LeBron James one of the greatest players in NBA history. And despite being a big LBJ fan, The Dream says […] The post Hakeem Olajuwon Says Michael Jordan ‘Far Superior’ to LeBron James (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Highsnobiety #TBT | The Reason Michael Jordan Wore Baggy Shorts

The attempt at “Being Like Mike” is a multi-billion dollar a year venture thanks to the continued success of apparel and shoes with Michael Jordan”s instantly recognizable Jumpman emblazoned on them. Transcendent on and off the court… The post Highsnobiety #TBT | The Reason Michael Jordan Wore Baggy Shorts appeared first on Highsnobiety.

With Rose Back to Help Offense, Bulls Find Surprising New Source of Stress

The health of a certain All-Star's left knee could very well be the linchpin to the Chicago Bulls' hopes of reaching the NBA Finals for the first time since Michael Jordan hung that goose-necked wrist nearly 17 years ago in Salt Lake...Show More Summary

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