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Before Jordan, there was Geoff Petrie and Sidney Wicks.

Petrie and Wicks, who played for the Portland Trailblazers in 1974, were Nike's first endorsers for basketball in the NBA. Nike would move on and grab stars such as Moses Malone as Mychal Thompson, but it's impressive to see who started the brand's legacy within the NBA.

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