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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon transformed into Phil Knight and Sonny Vaccaro for the first time on Monday for their new Vaccaro biopic film...

As for the movie itself ... it's got no official release date yet, but it promises to tell the story of Vaccaro, Knight and Nike's pursuit to sign Michael Jordan to a shoe deal back in the 1980s.

If you're unfamiliar, Vaccaro -- a sneaker salesman -- ultimately helped Nike land Jordan through a relentless chase of the hoops star ... paving the way for the apparel company to become the giant in the shoe industry that it is today.

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cbree8824 months
Did they mean Kenny Vaccaro?
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Timeoday24 months
Old friend of mine's dad purchased the initial 25k order for the red nike emblem sneakers with the waffle sole for Nordstrom's back in the day. Phil Knight was selling them from the trunk of his car. John Nordstrom told my friend's dad he would fire him if these sneakers did not sell.
Well, you know the rest of the story.
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kywildcatfanone24 months
This is newsworthy, why?
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Porkskins24 months
So Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are dressed as a pair of sneakers? Cause that’s all I see
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MrAUTigers24 months
click on the tmz link. The resemblance is atrocious. lol
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