Even discounting Jordan Brand athlete Carmelo Anthony, the connection between the New York Knicksand Michael Jordan is a strong one. As a student of the game, His Airness recognized Madison Square Garden as a hallowed roundball mecca. He appreciated its history as well as the NYC fans, who regularly displayed a high basketball IQ — the kind of informed spectators who would applaud a well-placed screen. Consequently, Jordan was at his best when he played at the Garden, highlighted by his 55-point outburst in 1995, five games into his post-retirement comeback. This upcoming Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG in a Knickerbockers colorway — set to release on the same day as the Chicago Bulls colorway — celebrate the connection, featuring an OG look complete with Nike Air branding. Circle your calendars for January 5th, when the kicks drop in stores.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High
Style: 555088-407
Color: Game Royal/Team Orange

Release Date: January 5th, 2013 (Saturday)