This is a story I never heard, and it is always cool to hear them. Sort of like when we get behind the scene intel on how our favorite artist created their music. Well Ex-NBA player, Derek Anderson shared some news certainly worth noting. If you don’t know who Derek Anderson is, don’t worry we’ll spell out his NBA career. He was a shooting guard that started out his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1997-1998 and ended with the Charlotte Bobcats in 2006-2008. It was his stint with the Portland Trailblazers that serve as the highlight of his career.
In the process of his NBA career, Derek Anderson built a strong relationship with Michael Jordan and his Jordan Brand. Being one of the lucky recipients and proud members of Jordan Brand have their perks. In doing so, D.A. has sported some of our favorite and most sought after Air Jordan PEs (Player Exclusives). If you don’t recall, more recently his Air Jordan 9 Low PE was released finally to the public. Granted a few alterations. But that’s cool, though.
What we didn’t know is that Derek was behind the creation of one of the more favorable low-cut version of the Air Jordan collection. The Air Jordan 11 Low. Yes if it wasn’t for his love for playing in low-cut sneakers there probably wouldn’t be an Air Jordan 11 Low.
Recently Derek Anderson appeared on the Scoop B Radio Overtime with Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson from RESPECT Mag and answered some questions about the Air Jordan 11’s.
On getting Michael To Make the Air Jordan 11 a low top shoe:
“I was sitting in the office with Michael Jordan. We were all sitting at the table. I was used to playing in low cuts, so I told him, ‘Can’t we cut these shoes off? He looked at me and was like: ‘What?’ And I was like: ‘I just wanna cut that shoe off; I like these in a low cut. He said: ‘Let’s try it.’ We tried it and we came up with a low cut shoe and I’ve been wearing low cut ever since.”
He also weighed in on his top 3 favorite Jordans:
“I don’t have a top three Jordan,” he said. I played in everything. Everything low cut. But to me, 3, 4s and 11s.”
Here is the supporting video clip as well