Michael Jordan’s Last Game at Madison Square Garden as a Chicago Bull

October 25, 2012 BY / 3

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It’s the magical aura of New York City that brings out the extra ‘umph’ from within. Ask any baller and he or she will attest to “bringing it” whenever a pick-up game is about the go down, and with several proving grounds on NYC soil like the Rucker, Dyckman, and West 4th leading up to the true epicenter of hooping history at Madison Square Garden, New York City is the undisputed ‘mecca’ of the game. Michael Jordan seems to agree, as he’s brought “it” every time he’s stepped foot on the Garden floor. We already covered the ‘Double Nickel’ in a previous Sneaker News: Was It The Shoes? segment, but let’s take a stroll back in time to another instance of Jordan’s MSG travels.

Knicks fan can’t count on two hands the number of time Michael Jordan walked into the Garden and set the city on fire. The Bulls vs. Knicks rivalry was one of the greatest in sports history despite being severely one-sided in Chicago’s favor, but as much as Knicks fans came out to the Garden with the hopes of beating Jordan, they came for a show. Michael certainly put one on every time the Knicks were on the Bulls’ schedule, but what makes this particular outing so special is that it was potentially Michael’s final performance in Gotham City.

The Bulls had a trip to New York City on March 8th, 1998, and while it wasn’t the final Bulls vs. Knicks match-up (they faced off again in the second to last game of the season), the Madison Square Garden crowd prepared for a departing show. Michael came through again, scoring 42 points while hitting 17 field goals and 7 free-throws. It was an offensive showing on par with the Michael Jordan standard, but did you catch what was on his feet? in 1998, Jordan was rocking the Air Jordan XIII, but for this occasion, he wore an original pair of the Air Jordan 1 in the White/Red/Black.

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EugeneIgnaxius
EugeneIgnaxius

the best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be. respect MJ. #G.O.A.T

Da_Real_Big_Infinite
Da_Real_Big_Infinite

I was their dat nite... still have all da pix frum da game in a scrap book... its amazing how great mj performed even wit his feet a size bigger then his feet were in his rookie yr... so was it da shoes lol

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