Michael Jordan, Phil Knight and Spike Lee to be Inducted Into The One Club’s Creative Hall of Fame

By Kyle O'Brien 

The One Club for Creativity has announced three more inductees into its Creative Hall of Fame—and they are names everyone will recognize. Michael Jordan, Phil Knight and Spike Lee will be inducted as a team of collaborators in a ceremony scheduled for October 27.

Based on a legacy of game-changing creative work, basketball legend Jordan, Nike co-founder Knight and Oscar-winning filmmaker Spike Lee will be inducted as a team of collaborators, the three coming together to create some of the most famous ad work in history—with the Nike Air Jordan work with Lee as Mars Blackmon.

The trio created work that transcended the ad industry to become part of pop culture and changed the way the world thinks about athletic footwear.


“Michael Jordan, Phil Knight and Spike Lee are responsible for a body of highly engaging, entertaining and impactful advertising—and revolutionized the athletic footwear industry,” said Kevin Swanepoel, CEO of The One Club in a statement. “They are richly deserving of this induction as collaborators into the Creative Hall of Fame—and continue to inspire the next generation of creative professionals.”

Phil Knight (l) and Michael Jordan will be inducted into The One Club’s Creative Hall of Fame.

The Creative Hall of Fame began with the induction of Leo Burnett in 1961. The One Club previously announced its other 2022 inductees last month and they included Carol H. Williams, Ron and Pippa Seichrist, the co-founders of the Miami Ad School, and Joe Duffy of Duffy & Partners.

The black-tie Creative Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which is a fundraising gala to support The One Club’s many global DEI programs, will take place on October 27 at Tisch Skylights at The Shed, Hudson Yards in New York.

Inductees are nominated and voted on by The One Club One Club board of directors and current Creative Hall of Fame members.