Air Jordan Athletes: Sponsored College Teams & Athletes List

Michael Jordan is one of the most popular athletes ever not only because of the fantastic career he had in the NBA but also because of his awesome signature sneakers. In 1984 Nike signed a young MJ to a five-year deal and as they say the rest is history. In 1997 Nike launched Jordan Brand as an official sub-brand, MJ’s Jumpman logo would be added to a collection of sports and casual wear. The initial athletes to join the Jordan Brand back in ’97 were Ray Allen, Vin Baker, Derek Anderson, Eddie Jones and Michael Finley. Now in 2018, the Jorda/ Tran Brand is packed with stars from all sports led by NBA reigning MVP Russell Westbrook, who just debuted his own signature sneaker with Jordan.
Here’s a list of college teams and athletes sponsored by Jordan Brand:

College Football

The University of Michigan: The Wolverines were the first college football team to team up with the Jordan Brand in 2015.
University of North Carolina: Jordan’s alma mater joined the Jordan Brand in the summer of 2017.
University of Oklahoma: The Sooners joined in November of 2017 but will not begin wearing the Jordan Brand logo until the start of the season in 2018.
University of Florida: The most recent team to join the Jordan Brand, the Gators came aboard in December of 2017.


College Basketball

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The University of North Carolina: Michael Jordan’s Alma Mater
University of Michigan: Derek Jeter’s Alma Mater
Marquette University: Jimmy Butler & Dwyane Wade’s Alma Mater
Georgetown University: Otto Porter Jr’s Alma Mater
University of Oklahoma: Blake Griffin’s Alma Mater
University of Florida: Recently signed with the Jordan Brand


NBA/WNBA/Pro Basketball

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TEAMS
Charlotte Hornets: While the rest of the league wears Nike logos on their jersey, the Hornets wear the Jordan Brand logo. Jordan does own the team and his brand is a sub-brand of Nike.
Argentina Basketball Team: Jordan Brand will be providing premium performance apparel for all the Confederacion Argentina de Basquetbol (CABB), including men’s, women’s, and youth teams
Athletes: Active
Russell Westbrook: Oklahoma City Thunder
Kawhi Leonard: San Antonio Spurs
Carmelo Anthony: Oklahoma City Thunder
Chris Paul: Houston Rockets
Maya Moore: Minnesota Lynx
Blake Griffin: Los Angeles Clippers
Jimmy Butler: Minnesota Timberwolves
Kemba Walker: Charlotte Hornets
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: Charlotte Hornets
Cody Zeller: Charlotte Hornets
Jabari Parker: Milwaukee Bucks
Joe Johnson: Utah Jazz
Bismack Biyombo: Orlando Magic
Victor Oladipo: Indiana Pacers
Otto Porter Jr: Washington Wizards
D.J Augustin: Orlando Magic
Al Jefferson: Indiana Pacers
Tyler Ennis: Los Angeles Lakers


NFL

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Dez Bryant: Dallas Cowboys
Earl Thomas: Seattle Seahawks
Joe Haden: Pittsburgh Steelers
Michael Crabtree: Oakland Raiders
Golden Tate: Detroit Lions
Jordan Reed: Washington Redskins
Jalen Ramsey: Jacksonville Jaguars
Melvin Ingram: Los Angeles Chargers
Thomas Davis: Carolina Panthers
Alshon Jeffery: Philadelphia Eagles
Corey Coleman: Cleveland Browns
Jamal Adams: New York Jets
Malik Hooker: Indianapolis Colts
DeShone Kizer: Cleveland Browns


MLB

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CC Sabathia: New York Yankees
Dellin Betances: New York Yankees
David Price: Boston Red Sox
Mookie Betts: Boston Red Sox
Manny Machado: Baltimore Orioles
Gio Gonzalez: Washington Nationals
Dexter Fowler: St. Louis Cardinals
Marcus Stroman: Toronto Blue Jays


Other

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Drake: Rapper
Eminem: Rapper
Spike Lee: Actor/Director
Andre Ward: Boxer
Roy Jones Jr.: Boxer
Denny Hamlin: Nascar Driver
Keegan Bradley: Golfer
April Holmes: Para-Olympian/Track Star
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