Michael Jordan Helped Serena Williams Celebrate 23rd Grand Slam With Custom Air Jordans


Serena Williams winning her record-setting 23rd Grand Slam title at the Australian Open on Saturday naturally inspired a gift from Michael Jordan, the man who put No. 23 on the map until the end of time.

After beating her sister in straight sets (6-4, 6-4) the unstoppable machine who is somehow 35-years-old but showing no signs of slowing down, received a special present from MJ that was delivered to the ESPN panel during her post-match interview:

In the box were two pair of sneakers — one in signature Jordan colors, the other in pink and black — along with a letter from the living legend, which read as follows:

"“Winning is hard. It takes years of hard work, mental toughness and a willingness to accept the fact that you hate to lose. Congratulations with much respect on winning No. 23. It will be a privilege to keep watching your determination on the court. Your friend, Michael Jordan.”"

Even someone like Serena, who has reached a historic level of sheer dominance, acts like a kid on Christmas morning when it comes to Michael Jordan.

Just look at that face.

With the victory over Venus, Serena broke a tie with the great Steffi Graf for most major titles in the Open era.

Here’s another look at the shoes:

And an even better look:

via SneakerNews

The pink version almost feels like a significant upgrade over Andre Agassi’s signature “Hot Lava” shoe that he wore during the late 80s and into the early 90s.

Remember those?

So not only did Serena leave Steffi Graf in the dust by breaking her record, she likely has her husband looking on with sneaker envy too.




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