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Michael Jordan Shoes No Longer Available in 2015? Quality Issues Threaten NBA Icon

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Michael Jordan's famous basketball sneakers will no longer be available on the market starting next year, the Chicago Bulls star reportedly said in an interview on a local radio station last week.

The Jordan Brand has been on shelves around the world over the last 30 years, and it has been one of the most successful shoe brands out there alongside Adidas and its mother company Nike. However, there are rumors circulating that MJ's shoe brand will stop selling in 2015, as quality issues prompted Jordan to end his partnership with Nike.

"Say it aint so!!!!  Rumour has it that Michael Jordan will discontinue all sales of his Jordan brand shoes in 2015! Word is Jordan has been getting complaints about the quality of the shoes being put out and has been at odds with the company," Nia Noelle of Power 107.5 reported.

In an interview on the "Blade Run Show," Jordan expressed his concerns with the quality of the sneakers after receiving negative feedback from buyers. The five-time NBA MVP and six-time NBA champion added that he hasn't been happy with the brand, announcing that Jordan brand will be done in 2015.

"I didn't enter the shoe game to sell anything but the best when it comes to the quality of an athletic shoe and for the past few years I haven't been happy, I refuse to continue any longer. Jordan will be done as a brand starting 2015, will I have another clothing venture?, who can predict the future? I just want to take the free time to enjoy my new wife and twins," Jordan said during the interview.

Jordan has collected a large portion of his wealth from the sales of his Jordan brand shoes. In 2013, Jordan reportedly earned $90 million, surpassing the earnings of every athlete out there not named Floyd Mayweather Jr., who still rules at the top of the money list.

"Jordan made an estimated $90 million last year thanks to the rich partnership he enjoys with Nike. His 2013 earnings eclipsed those of all other retired or current athletes save boxer Floyd Mayweather," Forbes reported.

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