Will Michael Jordan go down in history as the greatest basketball player of all time or the guy behind the greatest signature sneaker line of all time?

Jordan himself seems to think that his legacy in the sneaker game will be bigger than his legacy in the game of basketball.

“It’s going to outlive me in terms of what I did for the game of basketball,” Jordan said in a piece over at USA Today while discussing his shoe line. “It’s going to be something that’s going to last for a while.”

The quick piece connects these thoughts to the phenomenon of kids who are too young to have ever seen Michael Jordan play coveting the man’s sneakers – something that Jordan said still surprises him.

[solecollector/USA Today