Jordan Brand Renovates MJ’s High School Gym For its 30th Anniversary


Michael Jordan’s humble beginnings at the Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington, North Carolina. Now, his old school gym is getting a makeover courtesy of the brand His Airness and his legacy has forged. Jordan Brand celebrated its 30th anniversary by completely renovating the Emsley A. Laney school gym. It was a complete remake, all the way from the floor up to the lights. Aside from the aesthetic makeover, the newly-refurbished lobby now sports trophy cases with photos, sneakers, and artifacts honoring the school and the legend it produced. The gym also sports a new player lounge. All-in-all, the renovation was meant to give athletes an even better, more conducive learning and training experience in the school.

It was in the same gym where Jordan got his iconic #23 jersey number during junior varsity. The rest is history: Three great decades of Michael Jordan, who elevated the NBA and the game of basketball to the global popularity it enjoys today.


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