Today's "Kicks of the Day" takes us back to the great University of North Carolina team of 1998 which featured future NBA stars' Vince Carter and Antawn Jamison and the second ever Jordan Brand model, the Jumpman Team 1.
There was originally a "love/hate" attitude towards Jordan Brand team sneakers and concerns about the "Jordan" name being cheapened by these more affordable options. Fast forward 16 years, and Jordan Brand models are some of the most popular kicks in the sneaker industry and the Jumpman Team 1 was one of its pioneers. Former JB athlete and NBA star Eddie Jones, the Cal Bears, and the aforementioned Tar Heels were amongst those who helped put the Team 1 on the map.
With the NCAA tournament in full swing, UNC and Jordan Brand fans can take a trip down memory lane and purchase Team 1 which is currently available on Finishline in all sizes. You might've slept back in '98, but now's your chance to wake up and cop.