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But no “reevaluation” was apparent. Jordan continued to partner with Nike, and Nike  continued to manufacture the shoes for very little and sell them for a lot. Sometimes over $200 per pair.

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Among those impressed by those ads was a young [url=http://www.royerimprimeur.fr/Nike-Air-Max-1-Femme-Noir-c-1_2.html]Nike Air Max 1 Femme Noir[/url] man in the projects in Coney Island, New York.

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But, who knows? Maybe the “No” helped motivate Marbury to become a good enough basketball player to make the NBA. Because that’s what he did. He played for 13 years. And by that point, he’d seen the ads for the shoes for what they were.