‘He Always Showed Me Tapes of MJ’- NY Yankees Star Aaron Judge on Sharing an Admiration With Father for NBA Legend Michael Jordan

Published 06/21/2022, 9:00 AM EDT

2022 is all about the New York Yankees and Aaron Judge. Apart from his playing capabilities, Judge is a good leader, too. His leadership skill makes him different from the other baseball players.

Though every baseball fan knows how good Aaron Judge is in the ballparks, very few people know he also loves to have a collection. Given the Yankees slugger himself is a brand in baseball, he still loves to collect the iconic shoes of a few NBA legends like Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and Kobe Bryant.

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While talking about his game, Judge has been absolutely phenomenal in the current season. Given their poor season in 2021 and even a dull free agency in the 2022 off-season, Judge has led the Yankees so well.

Aaron Judge is a big fan of Michael Jordan

Being a professional baseball player, Aaron Judge also admires the likes of Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and Kobe Bryant. They are jewels of the NBA. Talking about Judge’s shoe collection, the Yankees star does not hesitate to spend money on expensive shoes.

Oct 3, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) waves to the crowd after his game winning RBI single to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 and clinch a wildcard playoff spot at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Recently, he appeared in a video in which Judge is discussing his love for the shoes and from where did he get admiration for Michael Jordan. The Yankees slugger credited his father for making him watch and idolize Michael Jordan.

“You know basketball, my dad grew up on Michael Jordan. So, he always showed me tapes of MJ, watched a lot of him, LeBron (James), Kobe (Bryant), two big ones right there. They both have their own sneakers as well. I always tried to rock those when I could,” Judge said.

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Can Judge lead the Yankees to World Series victory in 2022?

As things stand, The Bronx Bombers are the favorite to win the prestigious title. Because, with 50 wins out of 67 games, the Yankees have emerged as the best team this season. 

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While their division title is almost confirmed, the Pinstripes will need to carry this consistency for the rest of the season if they want to end their title drought in 2022. Whether it is offense or defense, the Yankees have been the most balanced side this season.

But is it enough to challenge the teams like the LA Dodgers, New York Mets, and Houston Astros? Let us know in the comment box.

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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