With the [White/Red Air Jordan Retro XIIs] finally set to return, we are flashing back to 1997 today. The ’96/’97 Chicago Bulls were one of greatest teams to ever play in the NBA going 69-13 in the regular season their way to repeating as NBA Champions. The team was so good that Sports Illustrated wondered if their success was bad for the NBA.
In a classic SI cover, a larger than life Michael Jordan hovers over miniature versions of Patrick Ewing, Shaquille Oneal, Grant Hill, Charles Barkley, teasing them with a Basketball that they can’t reach. On this cover, MJ is rocking the White/Red Air Jordan XIIs.