Fabolous says: "The Playoff XIIIs — this wasn't the first time, but it was one of the times Jordan made a color just for the playoffs, which was... Jordan-like. It was just something he would do to continue the brand and stand away from everybody else — I don't think anybody else was doing that at that time. You know, it was kind of like another revolutionary thing he did for the sneaker. When playoff time came, he would come with a different color just to symbolize that it was playoff time. I always kind of liked black shoes period, and him taking the XIIIs and making them all black and white is why I instantly became a fan of that shoe."