20 Unlikely Off-Court Jordan Moments We’re Thankful For

Sometimes you catch people rocking Jordans that catch you off guard and bring a smile to your face and we spotlight 20 unlikely off-court moments we're glad they exist.

Larry David

Wearing: Air Jordan 6

Mike McGill, Steve Caballero and Lance Mountain

Wearing: Air Jordan I

(Tony Hawk also pictured wearing Vans)

Shane McMahon

Wearing: Air Jordan 3

Phil Jackson

Wearing: Air Jordan 4

Stephen Curry

Wearing: Air Jordan 6

Rihanna

Wearing: Air Jordan 28

Ronnie Lott

Wearing: Air Jordan 4

Kobe Bryant

Wearing: Air Jordan I

Kid 'n Play

Wearing: Air Jordan 3

Jerry Seinfeld

Wearing: Air Jordan 5, Air Jordan 6, Air Jordan 7

Lance Mountain

Wearing: Air Jordan I

Phil Jackson

Wearing: Air Jordan 4

Kate Upton

Wearing: Air Jordan 7

Flea

Wearing: Air Jordan 4

Hulk Hogan

Wearing: Air Jordan 4, Air Jordan 11 Low

Larry David

Wearing: Air Jordan 6

Fred Savage

Wearing: Air Jordan 3

Derrick Rose

Wearing: Air Jordan 5

John F. Kennedy, Jr.

Wearing: Air Jordan 6

Eddie Vedder

Wearing: Air Jordan 6

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20 Awesome Off-Court Photos Of People In The Jordan 7

Eddie Vedder

Wearing: Air Jordan 7 ‘Cardinal’

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Rihanna

Wearing: Air Jordan 7 “GMP”

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Michael Jordan

Wearing: Air Jordan 7 “Bordeaux”

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Victor Cruz

Wearing: Air Jordan 7 “Bin23″

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Pharrell

Wearing: Air Jordan 7 “Bordeaux”

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Nick Young

Wearing: Air Jordan 7 ‘Flint Grey’

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Drake

Wearing: Air Jordan 7 “Magic” (60+ Pack)

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T.I.

Wearing: Air Jordan 7 “Olympics”

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Manny Ramirez

Wearing: Air Jordan 7 “Bordeaux”

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Kate Upton

Wearing: Air Jordan 7 (GS) ‘Mineral Blue’

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Kriss Kross

Wearing: Air Jordan 7 “Bordeaux”

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Kanye West

Wearing: Air Jordan 7 “Raptors”

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Michael Jordan

Wearing: Air Jordan 7 “Bordeaux”

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Jadakiss

Wearing: Air Jordan 7 ‘Pacific Blue’

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Jay Z

Wearing: Air Jordan 7 “Hare”

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Chris Paul

Wearing: Air Jordan 7 “Bordeaux”

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Drake

Wearing: Air Jordan 7 ‘Orion Blue’

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Christina Milian

Wearing: Air Jordan 7 ‘Cardinal’

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Ludacris & Lance Gross

Wearing: Air Jordan 7 “Bin23″ & Air Jordan 7 “Bordeaux”

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Michael Beasley

Wearing: Air Jordan 7 “Olympics”

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Don C.

Wearing: Air Jordan 7 ‘Chambray’

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Jerry Seinfeld

Wearing: Air Jordan 7 ‘Cardinal’

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Ranking The Sneakerheads of ’90s Sitcoms

Jerry Seinfeld

Show: Seinfeld
Sneaker(s) Worn: Nike Air Trainer SC High, Nike ACG Air Mowabb, Jordan 6, Nike Air Huarache, Nike Air Tech Challenge 3/4

It’s no surprise to see Jerry Seinfeld so high on our list of best ’90s sitcom sneakerheads. If you’re a fan of his legendary show, you already know he’s been sporting awesome Nikes longer than many of us have been alive. But, it wasn’t until our friends over at Complex ran a complete list of his fire Nikes that we realized just how dope Jerry’s kick game was. Tech Challenges (including the lows!), Delta Forces, Lava Flows, ACGs, Huaraches and more, the list goes on and on. Oh, and don’t forget his Jordan game. Those Sport Blue VIs that just retroed? Ya boy Seinfeld rocked the OGs!

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Ned Flanders

Show: The Simpsons
Sneaker(s) Worn: Nike Air Assassins (Fictional)

Okay, we know we’re stretching this one a little bit. But, we can’t help but include stupid sexy Flanders and his Air Assassins. Not only were they the focal point of a classic Simpsons episode, but we love Homer’s hypebeasting over them and their sky-high $125 price tag. Unfortunately for Homer, after making a splash and getting his own pair, their dog, Santa’s Little Helper has his way with ’em. We all know how that goes.

Kevin Arnold

Show: The Wonder Years
Sneaker(s) Worn: Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star

Ya boy Kevin Arnold from The Wonder Years sure loved the classics. While there is a photo out there of him sporting some dope Fire Red IIIs, that’s actually from the 1989 movie “Little Monsters” (ah, the throwbacks). No, Kevin Arnold kept it OG, sporting Converse Chuck Taylors, in both high and low top form, throughout most of The Wonder Years run. Winnie appreciated the classics.

Shawn Williams

Show: The Wayans Bros.
Sneaker(s) Worn: Nike Air Max CB 34

The Wayans Bros. may not be the most popular sitcom on this list, but we loved it growing up, and the footwear from the show was definitely a memorable part of that love. Now, anyone who watched remembers that Shawn played the straight-man to Marlon’s goofy brother. But Marlon wasn’t the only one that was stunting. While his kick game might not have touched his brother’s, Shawn did his thing every now and then wearing ’90s greats such as the Air Max CB 34.

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Tony Micelli

Show: Who’s The Boss?
Sneaker(s) Worn: Jordan V Black/Metallic Silver

Who’s The Boss? was, of course, a show that ran predominantly in the ’80s, and didn’t feature many hot sneakers (though, it did feature a young Alyssa Milano, but we digress). That said, the reason that Tony Micelli makes it on our list was to highlight just how popular Jordans were, even back in 1991, when this episode aired. Just look at Tony Danza getting down in those OG black/silver Vs. Nice!

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Zack Morris

Show: Saved By The Bell
Sneaker(s) Worn: Nike Air Trainer TW II, Converse ERX 150, adidas Pro Conference

You already knew ’90s style icon Zack Morris from Saved by the Bell, would earn a place on our list. But, when we looked back, we were surprised to find that, on second consideration, his sneaker game may not have been as nice as some of his Bayside High counterparts. Sure, Zack’s Converse and tennis shoe game was strong (seriously, those ERX 150s and Nike Air Trainer TW IIs are hot), but perhaps we all remember Zack Morris more for his fly clothes, rather than his kicks.

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A.C. Slater

Show: Saved By The Bell
Sneaker(s) Worn: Reebok BB4600, Avia 850, Asics Tiger Dan Gable

The style in the legendary sitcom Saved By The Bell was the stuff dreams are made of. Well, if you occasionally have some super weird ’90s-inspired dreams like us anyway. Regardless, the kicks on this show – particularly the high tops – were amazing. Just look at the highlights of ’90s legend A.C. Slater’s footwear game. Asics Dan Gambles? Check. Reebok BB4600? Check. Oh, and don’t forget about the extra-dope Avia 850s. We’d love to see those 850s make their way back around.

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Cory Matthews

Show: Boy Meets World
Sneaker(s) Worn: Jordan 8 “Bugs”, Jordan 9 ‘Olive’

While Boy Meets World’s Cory Matthews may not have had the deepest sneaker closet, we loved his selection. And, just like us, he got a lot of mileage out of ’em, rocking them nearly as many times as he struck out with Topanga. Man, back in the ’90s, those “Bugs” Air Jordan VIIIs and Olive IXs were just so dope.

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Eddie Winslow

Show: Family Matters
Sneaker(s) Worn: Jordan 3 ‘Fire Red’, Nike SC Trainer, Jordan 6

Understandably, everyone always remembers Family Matters for Steve Urkel. But, throughout the run of the show, while Urkel was trying to put the mack down on Laura, the eldest Winslow kid, Eddie, was rocking some hotness. Eddie and his boy Waldo (Geraldo Faldo) were always staying laced in those early-90s Nike hoops classics, like the Fire Red IIIs, Jordan VIs and Trainer SCs. Those are some pretty solid choices.

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Martin Payne

Show: Martin
Sneaker(s) Worn: Nike Huarache Plus, Nike Air Penny 1, Jordan 12, Jordan 11

Another excellent ’90s sitcom that had some considerable sneaker heat was the infamous Martin. The show’s titular character, played by none other than Martin Lawrence, is often left out of the convo of ’90s TV icons, but that’s a shame. Not only was the show crazy hilarious, but it had style (and some dope kicks). From Huarache Pluses, to Jordan and Air Maxes, all the way to the excellent adidas Mutumbos, Martin is a great throwback into what ’90s style was all about (it was a little weird).

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D.J. Conner

Show: Roseanne
Sneaker(s) Worn: Jordan 3, Jordan 7 “Bordeaux”, Nike Air Force Max, Jordan 8 “Playoffs”

Don’t sleep on D.J. Conner! Whenever we see a list like this compiled, talking about dope sneakers in the 90s, everyone always forgets about D.J. Conner from Roseanne. As a fellow kid growing up in the 90s, D.J. rocked all the Nike and Jordan heat we wished our moms would buy for us. From Olive IXs and Aqua VIIIs, to Bordeaux VIIs and Cement IIIs, the boy had game.

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Ron Johnson

Show: A Different World
Sneaker(s) Worn: Jordan V, Nike Air Tech Challenge IV, Jordan 3

Even though some of us may not be old enough to remember this Cosby spin-off show from the early ’90s, A Different World starred some pretty big actors, and some even bigger ’90s style. And, while sidekick Ron Johnson wasn’t always the center of attention, he put in work in the sneaker department. Dwayne Wayne’s sidekick must’ve been catching all of his left-overs cause Ron had that heat. Whether sporting the Tech Challenge IVs, or Jordan IIIs, or any number of other ’90s bangers, Ron was no slouch in the footwear department.

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Marlon Williams

Show: The Wayans Bros.
Sneaker(s) Worn: Air Max 95, Jordan 13, Nike Zoom Flight 95, Reebok Question Mid

A surprise entry in the top 5 here, we simply forgot how much heat Marlon Wayans rocked back in the day during The Wayans Bros. run. You name it, Marlon rocked it. From the legendary “Columbia” XIs and Air Max 95s, to lower-key heat like the Nike Air More Uptempo, Air Worm Ndestrukt and Zoom Flight 95s, Marlon’s kick game was THICK. Respect.

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Dwayne Wayne

Show: A Different World
Sneaker(s) Worn: Jordan II Low, Jordan 3 Black/Cement, Nike Air Force III

You know you’re a style icon if Kanye West drops multiple references to your style. A Different World’s stand-out character, Dwayne Wayne was ’90s style in a nutshell. From the flip-up glasses to the fire kicks, he was certainly the man on campus. But it was Dwayne’s variety that we love the most. Not only did he wear the bigger Jordan releases (seriously, they wore the black and white IIIs a lot) and dope trainers, but he also stuck out by wearing some bangers like the Nike Air Force III and the lowtop Jordan IIs. Man, Dwayne had that swag.

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Jerry Seinfeld

Show: Seinfeld
Sneaker(s) Worn: Nike Air Trainer SC High, Nike ACG Air Mowabb, Jordan 6, Nike Air Huarache, Nike Air Tech Challenge 3/4

It’s no surprise to see Jerry Seinfeld so high on our list of best ’90s sitcom sneakerheads. If you’re a fan of his legendary show, you already know he’s been sporting awesome Nikes longer than many of us have been alive. But, it wasn’t until our friends over at Complex ran a complete list of his fire Nikes that we realized just how dope Jerry’s kick game was. Tech Challenges (including the lows!), Delta Forces, Lava Flows, ACGs, Huaraches and more, the list goes on and on. Oh, and don’t forget his Jordan game. Those Sport Blue VIs that just retroed? Ya boy Seinfeld rocked the OGs!

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Will Smith

Show: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Sneaker(s) Worn: Nike Air Max 180, Jordan V “Grape”, Jordan 11 “Columbia”

And it’s The Fresh Prince on top! Yes, the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s Will Smith was the top sneakerhead of all ’90s sitcoms. Not only did Will rock every dope shoe we ever wanted as a kid, he did it with so much style that he had us trying to rock our Vs without the laces. The Grape Vs are so synonymous with Fresh Prince, that we’re surprised they weren’t renamed after him (a la the XIIIs and He Got Game). Not just Jordans and Nikes, Will’s game extended to some awesome Reeboks and Asics as well. But, perhaps nothing encompasses his sneaker game on the show better than what he wore during the 1996 series finale; the “Columbia” Air Jordan XI. Fresh Prince with the walk-off!

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15 Unexpected Jordan Heads

Will Smith

We’re all likely familiar with the ridiculous amount of low-key Nike heat Jerry Seinfeld rocked on set of his hit television show. But whomever did the costumes for the show definitely had an eye for Air Jordans as well. Partial to the Air Jordan V and VI, Seinfeld had some awesome OG Jays.

Chi McBride

Depending on your age or, more specifically, what kind of TV shows and movies you watch, you may not know exactly who Chi McBride actually is. But trust, unless your Insta handle is Dependable Jay, his collection is better than yours (and maybe not even then!). A longtime friend of His Airness himself, McBride may be one of the most overlooked Jordan Heads out there. Whether it be crazy 1-of-1s, or PE-only Oregon Ducks releases…or even the coveted Air Jordan IV “Encore”, McBride’s already got his.

Mark Walhberg

Mark Walhberg isn’t exactly the first name you’d associate with an elite athletics brand like Jordan, but the pictures don’t lie: Marky Mark got that heat! Recently spotted taking MJ out to lunch in LA, Walhberg joked that he picked up the check because of all the alley oops MJ stays throwing him. Must be nice!

Jonathan Cheban

You might be asking yourself, “Who is this guy?” Jonathan Cheban is a successful public relations consultant, most recognizable for his high-profile friendship with Mrs. Yeezy herself, Kim Kardashian. And, while he might be a PR whiz, as it turns out, he’s got quite the eye for some clean Jordans too.

Hulk Hogan

Everyone’s on that Jordan wave nowadays, even the Hulkster. Well let me tell you something brother, if you ain’t got those dope Jays like the Hulkamaniac, you’re sleeping my friend! At the end of the day, just remember to “Say Your Prayers and Take Your Vitamins.”

Lily Allen

British songstress Lily Allen is one of the more unexpected entries on our list, but her Jordan heat is proper. More than just the latest and greatest from JB, she’s got some pretty solid older stuff as well. We’re particularly fond of the Air Jordan IV Linens…that’s a good look Ms. Allen.

Jerry Seinfeld

We’re all likely familiar with the ridiculous amount of low-key Nike heat Jerry Seinfeld rocked on set of his hit television show. But whomever did the costumes for the show definitely had an eye for Air Jordans as well. Partial to the Air Jordan V and VI, Seinfeld had some awesome OG Jays.

Larry David

Speaking of Seinfeld…we must admit, prior to our research we had no idea Larry David had that heat! Okay, so he may only have that one pair of Infrared VIs, but looking through old on-set photos, he rocked them often. Prettayy, pretaayyy, prettayyyy nice Mr. David.

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran may be a relatively new face to US music fans, but his Jordan game is on point. Apparently quite fond of the Air Jordan III and V silhouettes, Sheeran’s got some dope kicks.

John Mayer

Regardless of what you may think of John Mayer or his music, you must admit…the man’s sneaker game is on point. Most recently he’s been seen on that rare trainers or high-end Visvim-type wave. But looking through the archives, dude has some pretty sweet Jordans too.

Chumlee

Who? Austin “Chumlee” Russell is one of the stars of History Channel’s Pawn Stars. And apparently, in addition to copping all kinds of rare antiquities, he’s quite a sneakerhead as well. While most of his Jordan heat appears to be IIIs and IVs, he’s also got some dope Vs, like the rare Quai 54s…dope.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Another one that truly surprised us during the course of research, Jake Gyllenhaal’s got some awesome Jordans. Perhaps most famously, Donnie Darko was caught in what might be the sneaker photo of the year, sitting courtside with Jay and Bey in those fantastic 5Lab3s with Hov lookin mad as hell. Awesome Hov-face aside, he’s also shown an affinity for the classic Air Jordan I, and we ain’t mad at that.

Jessica Biel

The sexiest addition to our list is also one of our most unexpected. We know her husband, Justin Timberlake has got that Jordan plug on deck, and it looks like Mrs. Timberlake is reaping those benefits as well. We’re loving those Wolf Grey Spizikes.

Scott Disick

Scott Disick may not be everyone’s favorite celebrity, but the Keeping Up With the Kardashians ‘star’ has been spotted rocking some heat in recent years. Perhaps hanging around with Kanye has rubbed off a bit, but Lord Disick’s sneaker game has been on point lately. Yeezy taught him!

Jason Sudeikis

Okay, so if you frequent Celebrity Sneaker Stalker, or any number of similar posts, you’ve likely seen Jason Sudeikis on numerous lists. But we’ve added him here for two reasons. First off, in our eyes, he’s the definition of an unexpected Jordan head. And secondly, the range and quality of the Jordans he’s spotted in shows he’s a true fan, not just someone looking for the hottest new drops. Not to mention we have an excuse to post a photo of his fiance Olivia Wilde…okay, THREE reasons.

Keegan Bradley

According to Jordan Brand’s website, Keegan Bradley isn’t an official JB athlete. But according to Keegan Bradley’s Instagram feed, and if you’ve been watching him in tourneys this year, you might think otherwise. Likely a “friend” of the brand, Bradley is actually one of MJ’s neighbors and golf buddies. Which might explain why he’s got the most banging golf shoes ever. We need those Pantone XIs for real!

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