Awesome Nike Facts

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1. Air Jordans were banned from the NBA, however Michael Jordan always wore them as Nike was willing to pay the fine for each game.
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2. Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually that all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
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3. The company "Nike" was originally going to be called "Dimension 6."
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4. Tiger Woods does not own the rights to the name Tiger Woods — Nike does.
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5. "Dimension 6" was the original name intended for Nike.
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6. Nike’s ‘Just Do It’ slogan was inspired by the last words of a murderer.

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