One of the lesser known Michael Jordan poster dunks occurred in 1997 agains (who else) the Cleveland Cavaliers.
On this play, Mike easily got past Donny Marshall and was looking to take off. Foolishly, Cavs Guard Bob Sura tried to step in front of the Chicago Bulls legend to take the charge. Michael just rose up and obliterated Sura as if he wasn’t standing in front of him, throwing down a right-handed jam. Sura fell backwards and comically kicked his feet up like a cartoon, as the refs swallowed their whistles. Mike hung onto the rim for an extra second to look at his poster victim lying on the ground.
Michael wore the Air Jordan 12 during this memorable moment. The shoe features a full-length Zoom Air bag that is still being used by Nike and the Jordan Brand today. This is the first use of Zoom Air technology, forgoing Air Max for a bouncier, responsive experience. The large carbon fiber shank plate was carried over from the Jordan 11 to provide lightweight support under your foot.
The white and black “Taxi” colorway in this highlight can be found HERE.