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Spike Lee gives Barack Obama some new Air Jordans

Jan 20, 2012, 5:33 PM EDT

Spike Lee, Barack Obama, Air Jorans

Among the perks of being president — sweet new free Air Jordans. That and a full-time chef at your disposal so if you want a pastrami sandwich at 4 a.m. you get it.

Famous director Spike Lee was at the White House recently and tweeted the picture to the right where he gave Barack Obama a new pair of Air Jordans. (Hat tip to Ball Don’t Lie.) Lest you forget, Spike Lee is a Nike endorser (and the guy who made many of the best Michael Jordan commercials).

If you just said “I have not seen those Jordans,” you’re right, you haven’t. Those are the new, $175 “Bordeaux” style that will come out next month, according to Trey Kirby at The Basketball Jones. Again, perks of being president. There are a few downsides to that job, as well.


  1. sasquash20 - Jan 20, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    I wouldn’t take those shoes for free, they are very ugly. Oh and Spike Lee sucks at making movies

  2. bearsstillsuck - Jan 20, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    Those shoes are hideous.

  3. goforthanddie - Jan 20, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    And this relates to pro basketball how exactly?

  4. isujames - Jan 20, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    stop kidding yourself you would both take those shoes in a heartbeat.

  5. dsharpe8 - Jan 20, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    Those Air Jordan’s been came out 2-3 years ago. Those are just a new color way…

  6. glink123 - Jan 20, 2012 at 11:22 PM

    I’d take em. And I’d sell them on eBay :)

  7. drewzducks - Jan 20, 2012 at 11:37 PM

    Our tax dollars hard at work.

    • qdog112 - Jan 21, 2012 at 1:43 PM

      Now if only your brain worked.

  8. romoscollarbone - Jan 21, 2012 at 1:05 AM

    Jordan Spiz’ikes the color way is Bordeaux.

  9. gbiscottagecheesefatties - Jan 21, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    Obama has turned himself into a damn celebrity more than a president…. I know the media will blow up any article just to get clicks and all but for shits sake, meet Spike Lee and whatever after your term is up. Get to work!

  10. humanalarmclock - Jan 21, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    Of course he’s grinning from ear to ear. He doesn’t care that those shoes were made by the hands of slave labor nor more than he cares of all the innocent people killed by his drone attacks. Nobel Peace Winner….pfft

  11. deiong - Jan 22, 2012 at 12:44 AM

    fugly, i dont think theyll sell well in america.. maybe another country.. bet there wont be any lines for those ones or riots..

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