Michael Jordan Robbed Of His Shoes In Chicago? Rumors That The Athlete's Gamma Blues Were Stolen At Gunpoint Fill Social Media [VIDEO]

By iDesign Times Reporter December 25, 2013 10:45 PM EST
Was Michael Jordan robbed of his shoes this weekend? (Photo: Reuters)
Was Michael Jordan robbed of his shoes this weekend? (Photo: Reuters)

Was Michael Jordan robbed at a sneaker signing in Chicago? A rumor started spreading across the Web on Christmas Day that the basketball legend Michael Jordan was robbed at gunpoint of his Air Jordan 11 "Gamma Blue"  sneakers. Turns out the report that Michael Jordan was robbed of his Air Jordan 11 "Gamma Blue" shoes is completely false. But that didn't stop fans from worrying about their idol.

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The rumor stemmed from a satirical article, which was posted on the CreamBMP website. The website, according to its disclaimer is "written by comedian CREAM. This website is comprised of satire and parody of current news and urban culture. For entertainment purposes only."

Here is what the fake "Man Robs Michael Jordan for Gamma 11s During In-Store Appearance" article said.

"'NBA legend Michael Jordan was robbed at gunpoint during an in-store sneaker signing for the Gamma 11′s released earlier today at a Chicago sneaker boutique. He asked what size I wear and then said 'come up off them, bruh' ... According to local police the description of the robber fit many of Chicago's youth."

This photo accompanied the fake story about Michael Jordan being robbed of his shoes this weekend (Photo: screenshot)
This photo accompanied the fake story about Michael Jordan being robbed of his shoes this weekend (Photo: screenshot)

Though the article looks very fake, it seems many have fallen for the hoax claiming the basketball legend was robbed of his Gamma 11 sneakers. The article received over 140,000 likes on Facebook and nearly 900 tweets.

If you see anyone spreading the false report that Michael Jordan was robbed at a shoe signing of his personal Air Jordan sneakers, perhaps pass this story along so they can get their facts straight.

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