According to Fat Joe, during an NBA All-Star Weekend, MJ himself was hosting an auction for a collection of Air Jordans 1 to 23, displayed in a glass case. The auction got upwards of $500,000, and eventually, the rapper had to drop out. Turns out Cuban landed the winning bid.
Now, Fat Joe says, he wasn’t as upset that Cuban won the auction as he was with what happened next.
"He goes up to me," the the sneaker aficionado recalls. "And he tells me ‘Fat Joe, guess what.’ I said, ‘What?’ He said, ‘I’m gonna throw it in my closet with the rest of the stuff.’ I wanted to punch Mark Cuban in the face. ‘You motherf—er.’ I’m over here thinking, ‘This is it. This is like the Picasso of sneakers.’"