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Will Smith begged Michael Jordan to let him be the first person to wear the new Jordans on the Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Smith still managed to wear some Jordan's on his show, but this is just another example of Jordan's impact off the court
Will Smith & Michael Jordan

Will Smith & Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan’s impact on the game of basketball is immeasurable. Jordan revolutionized the NBA with his winning prowess and has set numerous records that may never be broken. For that reason, he is widely considered the GOAT, and it will take a lot for someone to be able to overcome his achievements.

Will Smith wanted Jordan’s help with landing the newest Jordan’s

Jordan’s impact wasn’t limited to just the basketball court, and he continues to make his name felt in the game thanks to his Jordan shoe brand. Jordan’s became just as popular in the shoe world as Jordan was in the basketball world, and the shoes have become synonymous with his legacy.

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Everyone wore Jordan’s back in the day (they still do today), including Will Smith when he was on the popular TV show “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Smith made sure his character on the show was always up on the latest fashion trends, and that involved wearing Jordans. It reached the point where Smith begged Jordan to give him a pair of the newest shoes before they were released so that he could wear them on the show.

I was living the culture. I was literally calling Jordan like ‘Mike, please, please don’t give them to nobody. Let me be the first person, I gotta be the first person to wear it’. And he was like ‘Man, I don’t run that’.” - Will Smith, All The Smoke

Will Smith shows how Jordan’s impact went beyond the basketball court

This hilarious story from Smith shows how Jordan made an impact on and off the court. Everyone wanted Jordan’s, and it got to the point where Smith was begging Jordan to give him unreleased pairs to wear on his show. The problem was that Jordan wasn’t the guy for Smith to go to with that request, and he shut him down.

Smith still made a statement with the Jordan’s he wore, and the Jordan 5 Retro Fresh Prince shoes are one of the most sought-after pairs in the entire Jordan collection. So while Smith may not have ultimately gotten his wish when he reached out to MJ, he still managed to find a way to make an impact in a similar way to the impact Jordan has made so many times throughout his life.

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