Shattered Backboard Air Jordan 1 Retro, also known as the
Shattered Backboard 2.0, follows up the first release with a new take
on the classic Jordan shoe. The legend of the colorway comes from the
fact that Michael Jordan shattered the backboard with one of his
iconic slam dunks on a Nike exhibition tour back in 1985. Jordan
actually played for both teams during the game, so the Reverse
Shattered Backboard Jordan 1 colorway only makes sense. However, the
backboard-breaking dunk came on the side that featured black and
orange jerseys. The second team wore white-based jerseys, which is
where this colorway gets tied into MJ's now infamous Italy stop. The
official colorway of the Jordan 1 Retro "Reverse Shattered Backboard"
is Sail/Starfish-Black, which, as expected is the reverse of the
Black/Starfish-Sail release from June of 2015. With both colorways
celebrating the iconic moment from Jordan's rookie year, which is also
YouTube famous in its own right, the shattered backboard Jordan moment
is sure to live on for decades to come.