Michael Jordan and the “Double Nickel”

August 16, 2012 BY / 12

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Four games later, Jordan would re-take the throne as the king of the NBA. The Chicago Bulls were scheduled to face off against the New York Knicks in a much-hyped match-up between Eastern Conference powerhouses; NBC (which televised NBA games during that era) aired magical promotional television spots leading up to the game, and Michael delivered in the only he knew how – by displaying a sheer dominance on both ends of the court that awarded him three NBA Championships and multiple MVP awards in years prior. An astonished and awe-struck Madison Square Garden crowd witnessed one of Michael’s greatest games in history as he dropped 55 points with masterful efficiency and led the Chicago Bulls to a two-point win.

Ironically, what gave the Bulls the final edge wasn’t two of Michael’s fifty-five points. The game-winning shot wasn’t made Jordan, but by back-up Center Bill Wennington, who dunked an easy basket on an assist by Jordan. Jordan, guarded by long-time nemesis John Starks, drove left, spun right, drew a double-team from Patrick Ewing, and found the open man in one fluid play that, regardless of it being drawn up or on the fly, spoke volumes of Michael’s greatness. He was back, and he was back for good, and today, the “Double Nickel” stands as one of the greatest moments in NBA history.

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MartinEsparza
MartinEsparza

MICHAEL IS THE BEST POINT BLANK PERIOD SO CHILL DAT SHYT OUT ND WAT VIDEO U TALKIN ABOUT

bbudron
bbudron

That video was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G , have you ever seen LeBron do that, NOPE.

Kip2MyLou
Kip2MyLou

I've never liked the X, looks wise. But this would be the soul reason for me every buying a pair.

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