A satire website has tricked many into believing that former six-time NBC champion and Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan was robbed of his Air Jordan Gamma Blue 11s in Chicago.
The CREAMbmp website posted the hoax article, which generated more than 100,000 “likes” this week.
The article showed a photo of Jordan with red-eyes and tears streaming down his face.
“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,” it reads.
However, CREAMBmp’s disclaimer says it’s satire.
“CreamBmp.com Written by comedian CREAM. This website is comprised of satire and parody of current news and urban culture. For entertainment purposes only,” it says.
But there have been fights over the new Air Jordan sneakers this week.
The New York Daily News reported that the release of the shoes sparked fights across the U.S.–from Stockton, California to the Bronx in New York City
A number of Instagram and Vine users uploaded videos of alleged fights over the sneakers.
A video uploaded on the “SneakerWatch” YouTube channel showed a fight outside a Foot Locker in an undisclosed location before police came and broke it up.
A video taken in Stockton, Calif., showed a brawl over the shoes, said the Stockton Record newspaper