Looking at these upcoming Air Jordan IVs in a Black/Safety Orange – Game Royal colorway, which have been informally dubbed the “Cavs,” one has to wonder: what would Craig Ehlo think about these kicks? Basketball fans will remember that Ehlo was guarding Michael when His Airness pulled off “The Shot,” the buzzer-beating series-winning jumper that propelled the Chicago Bulls to the second round of the 1989 NBA playoffs while sending the Cavs packing, to the horror and dismay of the Cleveland home crowd. That sinking feeling at the hands of No. 23 would become something to which Cleveland fans would have to grow accustomed in the following years. Thankfully enough time has passed now that these Cavs-inspired Jordan IVs likely won’t cause painful memories to resurface, even for Craig Ehlo. Look for the kicks to land in stores on May 12th.
Color: Black/Safety Orange-Game Royal
Release Date: May 12th, 2012 (Saturday)