The story of Nike’s longshot effort to sign rising superstar basketball player Michael Jordan to its shoe company in the mid-1980s, an endorsement that seemed impossible at the time but which, thanks to the maverick sneaker salesman Sonny Vaccarro, would become the most significant relationship between an athletic brand and an athlete of all time.
The Targaryen dynasty is at the absolute apex of its power, with more than 15 dragons under their yoke. Most empires crumble from such heights. In the case of the Targaryens, their slow fall begins when King Viserys breaks with a century of tradition by naming his daughter Rhaenyra heir to the Iron Throne. But when Viserys later fathers a son, the court is shocked when Rhaenyra retains her status as his heir, and seeds of division sow friction across the realm.