Billionaire Michael Jordan Loved This $260 Item So Much That He Ended Up on the Company’s Board of Directors

Published 10/18/2022, 4:00 PM EDT

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Michael Jordan had an incredible NBA career full of success. He won six NBA championships with the Bulls, making him among the most successful players of all time. However, Jordan has managed to find success after his retirement through his businesses and investments. He is now a billionaire and still continues to influence the NBA and its fans around the world. However, not just the NBA, Jordan was also a big fashion icon back in his time. Back in the 90s, he loved the Oakley sunglasses so much that he sat on their Board of Directors for several years.

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Michael Jordan has been praised by many for his performance on the court. However, one of his underrated talents that went unnoticed was his fashion sense. Thanks to ‘The Last Dance’, fangs got to witness the fashion taste of the 6-time NBA champion.

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Oakley sunglasses were one of the most famous glasses during the 90s. Many NBA players supported Oakley and were spotted wearing them. Among them, Michael Jordan was the biggest fan.

Michael Jordan’s love for Oakley sunglasses in the 90s.

Jordan along with the Bulls endorsed the sunglasses to the mass during the 90s. Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman loved the glasses as well and donned almost every glass during their time.

However, Michael Jordan loved the sunglasses so much that he endorsed the brand and even sat on their Board of Directors for many years.

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Oakley is reviving itself as people have started liking their 90s sunglasses. The brand is now going strong with a huge fanbase. Michael Jordan was ahead of time when he endorsed the brand both as a fan and as a businessman.

Oakley brought back the famous ‘X Metal Romeo’ sunglasses that Michael Jordan wore in the 90s

As shown in ‘The Last Dance’, Michael Jordan was a huge Oakley glasses fan. He donned almost every other Oakley sunglasses during the 90s. However, among all, one Oakley sunglass stood above all: the X Metal Romeo. Jordan wore it on several occasions. Hollywood actor, Tom Cruise, also played an important role in popularizing the sunglasses by wearing them on the screen in Mission Impossible.

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However, Oakley brought back the X Metal Romeo sunglasses last year with a little upgrade. The new name of the sunglasses is Muzm Series 1875 X Metal Edition. They teamed up with Damian Lillard and released a limited edition series of 14 sets. They were priced at $14,000. It’s crazy to think Jordan is still impacting the fashion style in the 2020s.

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Abhishek Singh is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of journalistic experience with Chase Your Sport and Dribl. A Football Management graduate, he has previously interned in the Indian Super League, I-League and the AFC Champions League. In addition to being a Michael Jordan fan, Abhishek is an ardent Steph Curry and Warriors guy, and believes they have a few more championships in store before the former retires.
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