Before Air Jordan, Converse was the top brand on the basketball court, singularly identified with Julius Erving since his ABA days. The only way I'd have a bigger shoe-gasm watching this video is if Dr. J set those kicks down on a red-white-and-blue ball, and the camera raised up to reveal a New York Nets uniform.

But this'll do nicely. Erving joins fellow Converse spokesmen Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, a skyhooking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and a shoe salesman from Wilmington, N.C. who logs a lot of flight time, name of Jordan. NBA 2K12 arrives Oct. 4.


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