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Hornets to Be Only NBA Team to Wear Jordan Brand Uniforms

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistApril 25, 2017

TORONTO, ON - FEBRUARY 14:  Larry Tanenbaum presents NBA Hall of Famer and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan a jersey signifying Charlotte as the host city for the 2017 All-Star game during the NBA All-Star Game 2016 at the Air Canada Centre on February 14, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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The Charlotte Hornets announced Tuesday that they will be the only NBA team to wear Jordan Brand uniforms next season.

Nike is set to take over as the NBA's uniform provider beginning in the 2017-18 season, and the Hornets will sport the brand made famous by their principal owner and chairman, Michael Jordan.

Jordan Brand first came into existence in 1984, when Nike produced the Air Jordan I sneaker for MJ, who was a rookie with the Chicago Bulls at the time.

It has since led to the release of 31 Air Jordan signature shoes, and the Jordan Brand has branched off into other apparel as well.

Jordan has held an ownership stake in the Hornets since 2006, when they were known as the Charlotte Bobcats.

The Hornets franchise has made three playoff appearances during Jordan's tenure, but Charlotte is coming off a disappointing 36-46 campaign in 2016-17.

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