March 8th, 2016 by Zack Schlemmer
Once again delving into the pages of sports history, Mitchell & Ness celebrates another historic moment of Michael Jordan’s career with a commemorative jersey. With the 30th anniversary of Michael Jordan scoring 63 points in a playoff game against the Boston Celtics coming up, M&N remembers the legendary performance of young MJ with a replica of the jersey he wore on that night of April 20, 1986. With the Bulls in Boston Garden for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference opening round series, Michael and his teammates wore the red road uniform, which is reproduced here with all details considered including the screen-printed graphics the Bulls’ jerseys featured at the time. The legendary performance by Jordan in only his second NBA season (and after missing most of that regular season with a foot injury) still stands as the most points ever scored in a playoff game, and proved he was becoming a force to be reckoned with in the league. The Bulls ultimately lost the game in overtime and then the series to Larry Bird and the Celtics, but there was no mistaking that a new superstar was born.
Michael Jordan 63-point jersey by Mitchell & Ness releases March 11th at mitchellandness.com and select M&N retailers.
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