What do you give a man like Michael Jordan for his birthday? A man worth a reported $1.6 billion and with enough contacts in the industry to get his hands on pretty much anything? Well, the GOAT basketball legend celebrated his 55th birthday this weekend, and it seems his friend and legendary sneaker designer Tinker Hatfield knew exactly what to do.
“This weekend is fun for him. He gets to do some business and also have his birthday party, but after this I happen to know he’s going to be on some vacation,” Hatfield said at a Jordan Brand event in Los Angeles, reports Sole Collector. “I won’t divulge where [Jordan is going skiing]. But my birthday present to him this year was 2 pairs of brand new custom-made skis.”
He continued: “It’s fun to watch him on a slope, and I’ve skied with him, because he has this cool rhythm as he goes down,” Hatfield said while mimicking Jordan’s skiing. “He doesn’t really turn that quick, but he loves to go fast with these big hawking turns. When he crashes, he thinks it’s hilarious. We have a lot of fun.”