NBA legend Michael Jordan turns 50 today. The teenagers who got shot or killed for his shoes? Not so lucky. Jordan will always be in the history books.So will the kids who died wearing his shoes.
Joshua Wood was 22 when he was shot and killed for his Jordans last month.
Paul Sampleton was 14 when he was killed in December for his Jordans
Juan Reyna was 16 when he was killed for his Jordans in Texas, also in December.
Tyreek Amir Jacobs was 17 when he was killed in 2011 for his Jordans.
Michael Eugene Thomas was 15 when he was strangled for his Jordans in 1989.
Johnny Bates was 16 when he was shot to death for his Jordans in April 1989.
Those teens, and more, will never see 50.
Happy Birthday, Mike!