U.S. President Barack Obama visited the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon over the past few days and while there recieved a gift.
Via SLAM Online:
President Obama recently visited the Nike World Headquarters in Oregon, and while there, Nike gifted the POTUS some exclusive kicks. In addition to the custom Jordan 11Lab4s we showed you earlier, the President was also the first person to get his hands on the Air Jordan “MTM” pack, pictured above, which includes the Air Jordan I and the Air Jordan XX9.
Designed as a collaboration between Nike CEO Mark Parker, legendary designer Tinker Hatfield and Michael Jordan himself, the two-shoe MTM pack will retail for $700, starting on June 13 only at Nike Lab P75 in Paris and globally on June 26 at Jordan.com and select Jordan retailers.
EX-NBA PLAYER GATLING ARRESTED FOR SCAM
A first-round draft pick in 1991, Chris Gatling played 11 seasons in the NBA with Golden State, Miami, Dallas, New Jersey, Milwaukee, New Orleans, Denver and Cleveland. The 6-10 power forward was an All-Star in 1997.
Now, he’s been arrested as the “kingpin” in an online credit card scam in Arizona.
Ex-NBA player Chris Gatling — a former All-Star — was arrested in Scottsdale, AZ yesterday … with cops saying he was the kingpin in a massive illegal credit card and I.D. theft scam.
TMZ Sports has learned … one of Gatling’s alleged victims is a woman he met on a dating website who owned a fitness studio — who he allegedly screwed out of $90,000.
Long story short … cops say Gatling set up Internet businesses to gather credit card information from people.
Once he got the numbers, he would take them to the fitness studio … convinced the lady to run the cards for various dollar amounts (she believed they were legit) … and asked her to front him 90% of the payment in cash.
For example … if the woman ran a $100 credit card charge for Gatling, she would give him $90 in cash and keep $10 for herself.
But cops say the credit card holders never authorized the fitness studio payments and cancelled their transactions — leaving the fitness studio owner in a $90,000 hole … the amount she had given to Gatling in cash.
Officials eventually caught on to the scheme … and arrested Gatling for fraud, aggravated identity theft and forgery.
And get this … he was busted while meeting with his probation officer — stemming from a forgery and theft CONVICTION back in 2013 when he attempted to rent out a home he didn’t own.