April Fool’s Day Special: The Case of Johnny Kilroy

April Fool’s Day Special: The Case of Johnny Kilroy

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If you haven’t noticed yet, today is April 1st, or better known as April Fool’s Day. You might have been pranked by our sneaky post or by a fellow co-worker, but we now take a look back at one of the best sneaker-related pranks ever witnessed, the case of Johnny Kilroy. After Jordan retired for the first time in 1993, Nike ran a series of advertisements claiming that Micheal Jordan was still playing basketball under the names Johnny Kilroy and Motorboat Jones. The commercials went so far as to include popcorn videos, player interviews, and even clips of Michael Jordan in various disguises, including afros, goggles, and a mustache. At the end of the segment, Michael Jordan does admit that he faked his retirement. Be sure to check out part 1 above and part 2 after the jump! Via DIME.