Original Release: 2000
Despite the fact that he became a highly recruited player who had his pick of colleges, Michael Jordan didn't have the best memories from his high school days. The story he told most often was of being "cut" from the varsity as a sophomore and being beat out by the decidedly inferior (but taller) Leroy Smith. This slight drove him for years, and perhaps enabled him to grow into the best player ever. In 2000, he finally saw fit to recognize Laney High School with this Air Jordan Retro V done up in Buccaneer colors. It was about time.