Basketball Hall of Famer Michael Jordan is suing Jewel Food Stores and Dominick’s Finer Foods for their ads published in a commemorative Sports Illustrated issue, “Jordan: A Hall of Fame Career.”
In the Jewel ad, a pair of red and white sneakers with the number 23 on the tongues are an “inaccurate and misleading copy of Air Jordan basketball shoes,” says the lawsuit. Above the shoes, a message congratulates the “fellow Chicagoan who was ‘just around the corner’ for so many years,” reports Yahoo.
According to the suit, the Dominick’s ad features MJ’s name with the phrase “You are a cut above” and a photo of a steak. Below the congratulations is an ad for $2 off a Rancher’s Reserve steak, a trademark of Dominick’s parent Safeway.