Michael Jordan News Archive

On the 20th anniversary of an iconic Game 6, six facts about the ‘Last Shot’ Air Jordan 14s

It was a missed shot, not just the most revered game-winner of Michael Jordan’s career, that made the Air Jordan 14 iconic. It began with the final play in Game 5 of the 1998 NBA Finals between the Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz. With 0.8 seconds remaining and the Bulls trailing 83-81, coach Phil Jackson drew up a play to get the ball to the greatest of all time. (The Undefeated)

Twenty years ago today, Michael Jordan took the greatest bow in NBA Finals history

At age 35, with 43,360 NBA minutes on his legs, the fate of a franchise on his back, and the dire possibility of a Game 7 on the road with a limited Scottie Pippen nipping at his heels, the Bulls needed Michael Jordan to make magic one more time. There wasn’t a single person watching anywhere in the world who doubted his capacity to conjure it. (Yahoo! Sports)

Chansky’s Notebook: Why Are We Still Debating?

Why are people still debating M.J. versus LeBron? The Michel Jordan vs. LeBron James argument isn’t even worth having, in my opinion. Both were the transcendent talents of their times and arguably the greatest at their positions of all time. But the numbers are the baseline, and the numbers don’t lie. If you have to debate it, Michael Jordan was better. (

What Really Happened During Michael Jordan's Flu Game

When you’re talking about Michael Jordan’s NBA Playoff career, every conversation evokes moments of greatness. From the incredible performance during his second season where he put up 63 points against the Boston Celtics, to his “last shot” against the Utah Jazz, Michael Jordan has provided fans with an unending amount of memories to look back on fondly. (Sole Collector)

Video: Michael Jordan "The Flu Game" - June 11, 1997

Michael Jordan plays Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz while suffering from the Flu. Jordan played 44 minutes, finishing the game with 38 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals and 1 block in a 90-88 win. His performance would go down as one of the most heroic in NBA history in what would forever become known as "The Flu Game." Read More...

Michael Jordan's famous 'Shrug Game' had a pretty dark story behind it

On June 3, 1992, Michael Jordan made six straight 3s in an NBA Finals game against the Portland Trail Blazers. After the sixth make, we got "the shrug," one of the most iconic moments in NBA history. As if the greatest basketball player ever needed it, Jordan had extra motivation to dominate the Blazers. Portland’s Clyde Drexler was considered one of Jordan’s rivals. (USA Today)

Day'Ron Sharpe dominates Hoop Group Southern Jam Fest, discusses offers

A 6-foot-9 center and member of the Rivals100, Day'Ron Sharpe already is involved in a high-level recruitment. On UNC: “That is a really big offer. They have always been a big basketball program, even going to back to guys like Michael Jordan and Vince Carter. North Carolina is a really good school and for me to be the first one that they offered in 2020, that means a lot." (

ESPN, Netflix announce 10-part Michael Jordan documentary series that will debut next year

Michael Jordan will be the focus of a 10-part documentary announced by ESPN Films and Netflix on Tuesday. The Last Dance will will have "the full participation of Jordan." The specifics on when the series will air in 2019 have not been determined. The series will delve into Jordan's transformative rise that coincided – some would say led to – increased popularity of the NBA. (USA Today)

Settling the GOAT Debate: Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James

Who is the greatest NBA player of all time? When Michael Jordan made his final shot for the Chicago Bulls 20 years ago next month, that question was easy to answer. And then came LeBron James, a challenger to the throne unlike any before him. The comparison between James and Jordan is now fair to make. The question is worth asking: Jordan or LeBron? (

Someone paid nearly $50,000 for a game-used Michael Jordan Wizards jersey

The Michael Jordan memorabilia market remains hot. I can safely say this because someone just paid $47,872.50 at auction for an autographed, game-used jersey Jordan wore during his two seasons playing for the Washington Wizards, an era remembered fondly by just about no one except maybe someone who would pay $47,872.50 for a used shirt. (Washington Post)

Five-star forward Matthew Hurt hands out the post in-home visit awards

We caught up with Matthew Hurt, a five-star forward who recently hosted North Carolina, Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, Minnesota, Indiana, UCLA and Memphis for in-home visits. And the award for best story goes to: “UNC. (Roy Williams) told a lot of stories about Michael Jordan and how he comes back there and is involved there. I just liked hearing about Michael Jordan a lot.” (USA Today)

The day Larry Bird said, ‘It’s just God disguised as Michael Jordan’

Boston Celtics forward Larry Bird could have sworn the individual who dropped a historic 63 points in a playoff game was actually God dolled up as Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan. “I would never have called him the greatest player I’d ever seen if I didn’t mean it,” Bird told The Boston Globe. “It’s just God disguised as Michael Jordan.” (The Undefeated)

Chansky’s Notebook: Michael Jordan Scores 63 On The Legend

Basketball fans, do you know what today is? What does the number 32 mean to you? For old-timers, 32 was Billy Cunningham’s number. For the younger folks, it’s Luke Maye’s number. But there’s a third reason to keep 32 in mind. 32 years ago today, Michael Jordan, 1985 NBA Rookie of the Year, dropped 63 points (Video) on Larry Bird and the then Big 3 of the NBA. (

Jerry Stackhouse’s Tar Heel ties shouldn’t matter for Hornets. Look beyond the blue.

Every NBA team looking for a head coach apparently has discovered Jerry Stackhouse, the former North Carolina star. If the Charlotte Hornets hire him, this will mean that the team’s owner, Michael Jordan, is a Tar Heel; the general manager, Mitch Kupchak, is a Tar Heel; the assistant general manager, Buzz Peterson, is a Tar Heel; and the head coach will be a Tar Heel. (Charlotte Observer)

Come see the Tar Heels play (and run, and jump, and throw)

When people think about the Tar Heels, they think about Michael Jordan, Vince Carter and Julius Peppers. A younger generation thinks of Marcus Paige, Harrison Barnes and Mitch Trubisky. Maybe some think of Mia Hamm, or any of the brilliant soccer players to don Carolina Blue at Fetzer Field. Now, honestly, who thought about that crazy track race that one time? (Argyle Report)

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