Air Jordan 9 Motorboat Jones edition. This Fall Jordan Brand is bringing back the AJ IX (9) with a vengeance dropping six new color ways that are all a part of the "Johnny Kilroy Pack". As most of you know after the 1992-1993 NBA season Michael Jordan retired from the game of basketball to follow his childhood dream of playing professional baseball. While he was away the Air Jordan line continued with the AJ IX (9) which he never wore on the hardwood. As legend goes (or Nike commercials at the time) multiple players were seen playing in independent leagues all over the country who shadowed MJ's game, performing Jumpman style dunks, switch hand layups, buzzer beaters and fade away shots. It was believed that these players were in fact MJ himself taking on alter-egos to fulfill his ongoing desire to play the game. One of these identities, named "Motorboat Jones", played for a team called the "Billings Bandits" who sport a Raging Bulls-like color way of mostly red suede.