Bel-Air Fresh Prince Hailed as one of the greatest sitcoms of all time, and known for propelling Will Smith to superstar status. Among the many memorable moments on the show from 1990 to 1996, many fans and sneakerheads remember how Will was always wearing the latest or hottest Jordans during the episodes. In fact, in the first episode, he wears a pair of Metallic 5s, and in the final episode, he wears a pair of Columbia 11s.
Well, on the latest episode of Matt Barnes and Steven Jackson all the smoke During the podcast episode, Will Smith revealed that he once begged Michael Jordan to send him the shoes before they were released so he could wear them on the show.
“I live in this culture,” Smith said. “I was actually addressing Jordan like, ‘Mike, please, please don’t give this to anyone. Let me be the first, I’ve got to be the first to put it on.'” He was like, ‘Dude , I don’t run that. ‘”
Smith also said he was unaware that Nike released multiple colorways of the Air Jordan 5 under the “Fresh Prince” moniker. The first pair released in 2013 in a laceless “grape” colorway (Will is known to wear them on the show), the second in 2018, and the final pair in 2020.
You can watch the clip below.