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As a tall dark man glides the length of the floor, gracefully dribbling a round ball. Spectatiors awe at the greatness that he is. And as he near the 15-foot line of the basket cameras shutther just to catch a glimpse of this miraculous attempt. The foot toucbhes down and Mj glides across the floor seemingly weightless palming the orange spehere in in his right hand as he nears the hoop he slams it home and the gym is filled with ooh's and ahh's. and all that is on their minds is"¦. IS IT THE SHOES!!!!!? NIKE, pronounced NI-KEY, is the winged goddess of victory according to Greek mythology. She sat at the side of Zeus, the ruler of the Olympic pantheon, in Olympus. A mystical presence, symbolizing victorious encounters, NIKE presided over history's earliest battlefields.

Nike is an old goddess, born before the Olympians and is a symbol for the Olympic games.

Nike the goddess of victory, daughter of Pallas and Styx helped the gods in their battle against the titans and was rewarded by Zeus. She lived in Olympus close to Zeus, together with her brothers Zelos, Cratos and Bia Nike symbolizes victory. She is often seen in company of Athena, who never puts up with defeat. Victory is the result of achieving the aim pursued, and is not limited to battle or sports. Success is victory. Victory is doing the hard thing because it is right instead of the easy thing. There is no pleasure by gaining Victory with hate, greed, contempt, revenge and fear and such. Victory tasted bitter if it has not been honestly earned. This is what the Nike shoe company was based upon. Victory in all aspects of life.

The "SWOOSH" logo is a graphic design created by Caroline Davidson in 1971. It...