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Teen arrested for armed robberies of Air Jordans

Posted on: August 20, 2011 9:12 pm
Edited on: August 20, 2011 9:20 pm
 
Posted by Ben Golliver. air-jordans

Nearly a decade after he played his last NBA game, Michael Jordan remains the personification of cool when it comes to hoops. Nothing proves that point better than the continued popularity of his Brand Jordan shoes, which reportedly gross more than $1 billon a year in revenue.

Unfortunately, Jordans are so cool that some teenagers are still willing to do whatever it takes to get a pair.

WCNC.com reports that a Charlotte, N.C., teen is being hit with felony robbery charges after allegedly robbing two people of their Air Jordan sneakers at gunpoint.
According to authorities, the two victims were walking when 16-year-old Marcus Allen Williams approached them with a pistol and demanded their Nike Jordan shoes. Once the victims handed over their sneakers, Williams reportedly took off running.  Law enforcement located him within five minutes. 

The teen is now facing two felony robbery charges. He’s currently being held under a $26,000 bond.
The crimes hit close to home, as Jordan currently owns the Charlotte Bobcats.

The alleged robberies are a horrific reminder of Jordan's remarkable staying power. When Jordan was first emerging as the greatest player in basketball, Sports Illustrated wrote a lengthy feature on teenagers being murdered for Jordan's sneakers. And, as recently as 2005, a Chicago-area teen was killed for his Jordans.

"I thought I'd be helping out others and everything would be positive," Jordan told Sports Illustrated in 1990. "I thought people would try to emulate the good things I do, they'd try to achieve, to be better. Nothing bad. I never thought because of my endorsement of a shoe, or any product, that people would harm each other."

He couldn't imagine it then, and it's still difficult to comprehend now, more than 20 years later. 

Image via AJCoolGrey.com

Hat tip: Chris Littmann
Comments

Since: Dec 4, 2008
Posted on: August 21, 2011 9:36 pm
 

Teen arrested for armed robberies of Air Jordans

thats why these lowlife ghetto scum of the earth need to be wiped out they beat up 90 year old ladies for five dollars, rob sneakers low lives low lives low lives



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: August 21, 2011 12:31 pm
 

Teen arrested for armed robberies of Air Jordans

The Ed...you have been given misinformation...the Government gives me $15K a year because I am white.  Also, if a black kid robs a white kid of his shoes, white parents will go out and get their kid a new pair of shoes and an IPad....You freaking idiot.



Since: Dec 24, 2007
Posted on: August 21, 2011 12:29 pm
 

Teen arrested for armed robberies of Air Jordans

For the clown who says the government gives white people 10K a year,

   Sorry I don't spit out 5-8 kids by every sled dog that lays on their back so you can get free government care, food, insurance, an every thing else we give out free to the lazy uneducated future of the world!  You are the prime example as to why we are a struggling country.  So you're telling me that because I can afford a pair of sneakers(because I work an can maintain a living) it's perfectly fine for you to rob them because you can't afford them!!  Get a clue!  Go back to studying your future motto---"Would you like that super-sized?"   You are a complete disgrace to the human race.


Also, to Mr. Jordan---  I totally respect all he's done with his achievements in basketball but if he doesn't understand why these things happen why doesn't he put these few things into consideration!!  He is a MULTI-BILLIONAIRE who will never be able to spend half his money in his lifetime.  If he wants peace why sell to upper calss society selling SNEAKERS for hundreds of dollars!!!  Sounds like he knows where to target society!!  He is such an all American type guy why are these shoes made in China or somewhere not in America!!  Why does a $5 shirt with Jordan on it cost $45??  Seems to me greed is a bit in the way!



Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: August 21, 2011 12:23 pm
 

Teen arrested for armed robberies of Air Jordans

The Ed................  There is no "white person" tax refund.  You either received, or made up some bad information. All Americans regardless of color have the same rules when it comes to taxes and tax refunds.  Minorities actually are entitled to far more grants and programs.  I'm white with a black wife, and you better believe when my kids are enrolled for anything, their ethnicity is listed as "black".  It creates more options.  I'm tired of the "short end of the stick" argument, everybody gets what they work for, and people who break the law to get what they want should be put away. 



Since: Aug 21, 2011
Posted on: August 21, 2011 12:09 pm
 

Teen arrested for armed robberies of Air Jordans

Im a white guy who works everyday, I have $50.00 in the bank,, where is my $10 grand the government gives to every white person, seems like i missed mine these last few years.  the guy with the first post is a retard on a street corner.  sell some crack and purchase a dictionary, yeer




Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: August 21, 2011 12:07 pm
 

Teen arrested for armed robberies of Air Jordans

Am i the only person who thinks that black people are the most racist people in the world?? You dont hear white people crying abot shit like black people do, i work for pepsi and the 8 black guys there all complain about the white man, on how they get everything, but these morons are all paid more then me and there supervisor is black who doesnt do shit for these idiots walking in 1 hr to 2 hrs later every day...and reallly i wouldnt take those sneakers if they we free, there fucking ugly as hell



Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: August 21, 2011 12:04 pm
 

Teen arrested for armed robberies of Air Jordans

Shit im white and i dont get 10,000 a year for being white. Shit the last 5 yrs i owed 1200 plus a yr on taxes. 



Since: Aug 17, 2010
Posted on: August 21, 2011 11:56 am
 

Teen arrested for armed robberies of Air Jordans

WHITE KIDS AINT GOTTA ROB BECUZ OF THE TAX BRAKES THEY GET EVERY YEER...WHITE PEEPLE GET 10,000 A YEER FROM THE GOVT JUST BECUZ THEY WHITE...HOW COME OTHER RACES CANT GET IT...IT MAKES NO SENSE...!!! SO WE CANT BE MAD IF A BLACK KID ROB A WHITE KID FOR HIS JORDANS, BECUZ HIS PARENTS GONNA RUN RITE OUT AND GET HIM ANOTHER PAIR.....



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: August 21, 2011 1:17 am
 

Teen arrested for armed robberies of Air Jordans

Hmm...Marcus Allen Williams?....hmm...Sounds like he is from the hood...umm...never mind.... I am sure his upbringing had everything to do with his life of crime.


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