Stephon Marbury has announced that he'll be making another go around with his Starbury shoes. In 2006, he sold them at an intentionally low price of $15 per pair, but his company fizzled out in 2009. In the process of his hopeful comeback, he's taking swings at the king (not his first time doing so).
Marbury went after Michael Jordan on Twitter:
Jordan has been robbing the hood since. Kids dying for shoes and the only face this dude makes is I don't care. The time will change!— I AM PEACE STAR (@StarburyMarbury) October 5, 2015
He doesn't care!! He cares about what he did to Byron Russell https://t.co/f9Vr3JagzX— I AM PEACE STAR (@StarburyMarbury) October 5, 2015
Home boy your paying 200 for Jordan's and they make them for 5 dollars. The shoes are made in China in the same places. Stay calm we coming!— I AM PEACE STAR (@StarburyMarbury) October 4, 2015
It's true Jordans are pricey -- much more than $15 -- but MJ has built an empire that creates very cool shoes. It also seems like a bad idea to diss Jordan, though this may be working in Marbury's favor. At least he's getting his name out there.
These are the new designs Marbury posted as a preview:
A photo posted by Stephon X. Marbury (@starburymarbury) on
They're not quite the same as Js... not at all. Although, the motivations behind what Marbury is trying to do are fantastic.
I'm just trying to create access for all. Sadly people hate the idea because others will have. https://t.co/975kL8XVYT— I AM PEACE STAR (@StarburyMarbury) October 6, 2015
250$ VS 15$— I AM PEACE STAR (@StarburyMarbury) October 6, 2015
I hate when kids cry because they can't get this dude shoes because they can't afford to buy them. It's hard on moms https://t.co/xG1Fqdp5fL— I AM PEACE STAR (@StarburyMarbury) October 6, 2015
H/T Sole Collector
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