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During Richard Hamilton’s rookie season he had the opportunity to team up with his childhood idol Michael Jordan. That season, MJ wasn’t in the greatest mood either, so that experience for Rip was not exactly what he had imagined it would be. During a recent episode of ESPN’s ‘The Jump’, Hamilton reveals that when he asked MJ to put him on the Jordan Brand, Jordan told him that his sneakers were for All-Stars.
Hamilton went onto become a three-time NBA All-Star and eventually earned an endorsement deal from his former teammate.