From Sports Illustrated:

A photographer is suing Nike in federal court, alleging that the sneaker company used his work to make its famous “Jumpman” logo of Michael Jordan’s silhouette.

Image taken from Brand New
It looks like the logo was derived from those photos to me.
Flashback: When I started this blog almost nine years ago, my third post compared the Air Jordan “Jumpman” logo with the Shaq “Dunkman” logo.

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