‘Nobody Ever Seen Them’: Ray Allen Reveals How He Borrowed Golf Shoes From Michael Jordan

Published 10/01/2021, 12:08 AM EDT
28 April 2010: NBA great and Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan during the Pro-Am of the Quail Hollow Championship at Quail Hollow Country Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Chris Keane/Icon SMI/Icon Sport Media via Getty Images)


Michael Jordan was one of the fiercest competitors to play in the NBA. Likewise, he carried the same competitiveness to whatever sport he played. Jordan is a big fan of golf, so much so that he introduced golf shoes within the Jordan brand.

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The Chicago legend has been a fan of golf ever since entering the NBA. There have been many stories of him competing even on the golf course and he also loves the Ryder Cup. Looking at the love he has for the sport, he also has many shoes to play in.

28 April 2010: NBA great and Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan during the Pro-Am of the Quail Hollow Championship at Quail Hollow Country Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Chris Keane/Icon SMI/Icon Sport Media via Getty Images)

While his impression on the field was of a beast, off the field he is a good guy. NBA Hall of Famer Ray Allen got the full experience when he went to Jordan’s house and got pairs of his golf shoes.

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Ray Allen borrows shoes from Michael Jordan

While on the Dan Patrick Show, Alen was speaking about how his son is a sneakerhead. In today’s era, it is impossible to be a sneakerhead and not have Jordans. Hence, Allen admitted that his son has many Jordans in his collection. This brought up the question of whether Allen has ever received shoes from Jordan.

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While they may not have been gifts, Allen has received shoes from Jordan himself. He reflected on the time he visited Michael’s house in Jupiter and borrowed a pair of his golf shoes. Looking at the shoes, Allen couldn’t help himself but ask for a few.

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He explained why and said: “I did you know, without any embarrassment, because there were shoes that nobody else had or ever seen before. Now you can go online and find a lot of Jordan golf shoes. But if you go back about 6-7 years, he’s making all these shoes that basketball shoes, running shoes that have golf soles on them. Nobody ever seen them before so I got to have these shoes. So I stuck my foot in there, no sock, squeezing into 13.”

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Allen shouldn’t feel embarrassed either, as they were exclusive shoes that only Michael Jordan had at the time. Looking at how enticing the opportunity was, anyone would have made that decision. Hence, Allen received shoes from Jordan, but only after he asked for them.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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