Stephon Marbury is gearing up to bring back his Starbury sneakers. Once on sale for $15 at the now-closed Steve and Barrys stores, the former basketball star’s kicks were at a tenth of what Michael Jordan’s coveted shoes go for today. Taking to Twitter, Marbury slammed Jordan for the violence that has ensued over his highly sought after kicks. Calling the six-time champion “greedy, ” the former New York Knick retweeted fans and offered his own commentary.
Noting the struggles some parents may face to cop Jordans for their children, and the fact that the masses have gotten “caught up in the greatness” of the heralded NBA player, Marbury vowed that “the time would change.”
Real people know. I’m off the kids getting killed for Jordan’s. I hate that this dude won’t change that. Greedy!
— I AM PEACE STAR (@StarburyMarbury)
Yeah I know. People are so caught up in the greatness of his play that they lost their way.
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
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!
Back in December, a 16-year-old year old Ohio boy was shot and killed after attempting to steal a pair of limited edition Jordans. Several riots have taken place at sneaker stores following the release of the sneakers, which have taken place in 2014, 2012 and 2011 (after which three people died). Currently on Nike’s website, Jordan basketball sneakers run from $100 to $195 in men’s sizes. It was recently reported that Jordan raked in a cool $100 million in 2014 from his sneakers – more than he made during his NBA career.