1988 – Michael Jordan makes his signature slam dunk from the free throw line inspiring the Air Jordan logo.
On February, 1988 in a NBA Slam Dunk Contest, Michael Jordan dunked from the free-throw line, in the same manner as Julius Erving, but parted his legs making his dunk more memorable than Erving’s.
Air Jordan (sometimes abbreviated AJ) is an American brand of basketball shoes, athletic, casual, and style clothing produced by Nike.
The original Air Jordan sneakers were produced exclusively for Michael Jordan in late 1984, and released to the public on April 1, 1985.
Source: 6th Day of February – Fatcowco