Year Released: 2000
The first Air Jordan tribute to Mike's high school, Emsley A. Laney High in Wilmington, North Carolina, the "Laney" Vs featured the Buccaneers colors of blue and gold, as well as MJ's number 23 on the sides. He wore 23 in high school (and beyond, natch) as a tribute to his older brother, Larry, who wore no. 45. Mike picked No. 23, as it was as close to half of 45 as he could get. Yup, 22.5 would have looked real strange on the back of a Bulls jersey. Rumors of a Laney V re-retro have become too loud to ignore recently, and it seems as if the 13-year wait for some could soon be over.