Michael Jordan is one of the most accomplished NBA All-Stars in the event's history, but there was once a time when the league couldn't even promote him on its gear due to MJ's ties to Nike.

With this year's All-Star Game approaching, ESPN's Darren Rovell dropped this timely #TBT that shows the NBA's official 1992 All-Star t-shirt. Guys like Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and Charles Barkley all appear in caricature form, but His Airness is notably absent. 

According to Rovell, MJ wasn't snubbed by the NBA, but was instead left off of the shirt after arguing that his rights were owned by Nike. This was the same reason Jordan wasn't featured in many video games and other products during the '90s.

Later, the NBA made a change to its policy that ruled all players would be required to participate in promotions like this. 

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