One of the most spectacular blocks you’ll ever see came from a 38-year old Michael Jordan. All while Mike played his old team in the Chicago Bulls.
The play starts on the offensive side for the Washington Wizards, with Jordan trying to post up a young Ron Artest. The future Metta World Peace clamped down on Michael, not buying his pump fakes and blocking his fadeaway jumper. In a flash from the past, a returning Charles Oakley grabbed the rebound, much like he did when young Mike was on the Bulls. Oak threw a beautiful cross-court pass to Ron Mercer who looked to have the easy layup past Hubert Davis. Little did he know, Michael was hustling back on the play. His Airness still lived up to his name has he jumped over Mercer and blocked the shot with two hands. He also simultaneously grabbed the rebound in one motion, briefly pinning the ball against the backboard. Practically the entire Wizards crowd oohed and ahhed, collectively leaping to their feet at the wild sequence.
The shoe Mike wore for this game was the Air Jordan 17. This sneaker paired Zoom Air in the forefoot with the new Tuned Air unit in the heel to provide different support in different areas of the heel. The traction is made to look like a golf shoe to play up Jordan’s hobby. The chrome clip on the heel provides support, while also taking inspiration from MJ’s love for Aston Martin cars.
The white and blue Wizards home colorway worn in this game can be found HERE.
Cover image via The Sportsfan Journal