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Michael Jordan, considered the best basketball player of all time, has just joined the billionaires’ club.

Jordan is one of the 290 new billionaires on Forbes’ annual list of the world’s richest people. He’s certainly one of the most recognizable names on the list.

Jordan amassed his $1 billion fortune partly through his endorsement deal with Nike (NKE). The Jordan brand by Nike brought in an estimated $2.25 billion in 2013, which earned the 52 year-old athlete $90 million.

 

But it was Jordan’s ownership of the Charlotte Hornets basketball team that catapulted him into the billionaire’s ranks this year. NBA teams soared in value after Steve Ballmer, the former Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) CEO, paid $2 billion for the Los Angeles Clippers.

 

source: CNNMoney

Rick Williams and Roland “Ro” Coit are the pre-eminent sneaker heads in Detroit and owners of the premier sneaker shop in the area, Burn Rubber. Since they took over the store in 2007, Rick and Ro face challenges every day as they grow Burn Rubber into a worldwide lifestyle brand, but nothing compares to their ambitions today:  opening their second location and a brand new lifestyle brand, two/eighteen. Watch the drama unfold as the guys hustle to keep the ship afloat, managing a crazy cast of characters while maintaining their clout in Detroit hip hop culture.

It takes a village to find the right pair of shoes for a professional athlete making a seemingly impossible request, but Ro and Rick are on the job!

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The Shoezeum is the largest and most comprehensive collection of Nikes in the world and it opened today in downtown Las Vegas. The gallery opens daily at 4pm.  Only $10 admission.

GWOP Magazine staff checked out the Shoezeum for its grand opening.  Jordan Geller (founder of Shoezeum/ sneaker collector) has the sickest shoe collection in the world with over 2500 Nikes.  This museum /art gallery is a sneaker heads heaven.

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Nike has plans to raise the price of their shoe and clothing prices by 5 to 10 percent due to cost of labor and cotton going up.

The release of LeBron’s latest shoe is going to test Nike’s new theory this fall, when they debut their priciest sneaker to date: the $315 LeBron James basketball shoe that includes its own electronics.

The coming $315 LeBron X Nike Plus is expected to come embedded with motion sensors that can measure how high players jump.

Miami Heat superstar Lebron James opens new concept store by the name of UNKNWN in Miami’s Aventura Mall. The store is co-owned by Lebron James, along with Frankie Walker and a few other great minds.  The Grand Opening was a private event with a few hundred people. Everyone was able to try out products such as Beats by Dre, along with complimentary Grey Goose all night. UNKNWN has a nice boutique style and its located on the first floor of Aventura Mall, next to Sears.

Lebron obviously forgot to wear his headband at the Grand Opening.  R.I.P. to Lebron’s hairline. #GoneButNotForgotten 

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