Heading into the offseason following his third year in the NBA, Michael Jordan was at a crossroads. Despite a second season that saw him play in just 17 games, he'd already become one of the league's biggest draws. And while his first two signature shoes had been successful - wildly successful in the case of the first - the people who brought him into the Nike fold were leaving, and he was considering going with them. Fortunately, he met with his new designer, a former architect named Tinker Hatfield, before he did anything drastic.