AIR (2023) Movie Based On True Story?: The latest sports drama directed by Ben Affleck is now streaming on Amazon Prime. If you have watched the movie or are planning to, you might be wondering if the story is based on a real story or not. In this article, we will clear all your confusion. Without wasting any time, let’s get started.
For those looking for an answer, the answer is “YES.” The story is based on a true story. The movie is about Nike salesman Sonny Vaccaro, played by Matt Damon, who pitches their new shoes to basketball star Michael Jordan.
The story is set in the early 90s when, in 1984, Michael Jordan was included in the draft and supported Adidas at that time, which made the deal more expensive and harder to get for Nike since they were not so popular at that time.
Both Nike and Jordan were afraid after listening to that idea because he was also new at that time, but Sonny had other plans. He went to great lengths and even went to Jordan’s parents to convince them.
After that, he went to Nike headquarters, where Phil Knight, played by Ben Affleck, signed a deal for $500,000 per year for 5 years, before Jordan played his first season for his very first team, the Chicago Bulls, at that time.
After the deal, they expected a total profit of at least 3 million dollars, but the shoes went worldwide, and they made a total profit of $126 million in one year.
So the movie is inspired by a true event and a true person. We hope you get the answer to your question. For more news and updates, stay tuned with us.