April 21, 2011 BY John Kim
Michael Jordan has left countless marks in NBA history throughout his illustrious and storied career. He’s won six total championships, played in numerous NBA All-Star Games, and participated in some exciting games, and during each of those endeavors, he’s instilled a lasting memory in the forms of game-winning jump-shots, awe-inspiring aerial maneuvers, and heady displays of top-tier defense. Sneaker News has laid out a thorough history of Michael Jordan’s career, volumized by each Air Jordan shoe, but in this edition of Michael Jordan Through The Years, the SN staff has hand-selected some of most memorable moments of Michael Jordan wearing Air Jordans. From Air Jordan 1 to Air Jordan XVIII (minus a couple that Michael hasn’t worn in an NBA game), we’ve got a great recap of Michael’s career highlights, so take a look below and let us know which memorable Jordan moment is your favorite.
April 16th, 1986: Michael Jordan stuns the Boston Celtics with an astounding 63 points in a losing effort. Larry Bird compares Michael Jordan to God.
February 7th, 1987: Already feared as a high-flyer, Michael Jordan solidifies himself as the game’s best by taking the 1987 NBA Dunk Contest crown.
February 6th, 1988: Forever instilled in our memories, Michael Jordan flies elegantly through the air and completes a slam-dunk – jumping from the free-throw line.
February 7th, 1988: Jordan hits nearly 75% of his field goal attempts while leading the Eastern Conference All-Stars to victory with 40 points, earning his first ever All-Star Game MVP trophy.
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