A bleary-eyed Paul Molitor walked into a season-ending meeting with executives Derek Falvey and Thad Levine less than 10 hours after the Minnesota Twins fell to the New York Yankees Cheap Custom Baseball Jerseys in the American League wild-card game.
Anthony’s relationship with the brand stretches back to his days in high school. He emerged as one of the nation’s top prep stars while playing for Jordan-sponsored Oak Hill Academy. Soon afterward, he wore the Air Jordan XVIII while carrying Syracuse to the 2003 national championship during his lone NCAA season.
Later that summer, the No. 3 overall pick became the first rookie signed to Jordan Brand with his own signature shoe in the works. Anthony wore a mix of both retro and modern Air Jordans during his rookie season in custom Denver Nuggets colors, such as the XII, XIII, XVIII.5, XIX and XX.
Behind the scenes, D’Wayne Edwards, Jordan Brand’s then-newly appointed Cheap Donegal Gaa Jerseys design director, was working hand in hand with Melo on his debut signature model for the next season.
“I met Melo when he was a rookie in his new top-floor apartment overlooking the entire city of Denver,” said Edwards. “Here was this 19-year-old young man with an entire city to save, and I was responsible for designing his signature shoe. He was going to be the first Jordan basketball guy to have his own signature shoe, on top of being the face of the brand. That’s a lot for a 19-year-old.”