In his prime, Michael Jordan could fly over you. This was the case against the Portland Trail Blazers.
The play starts with Scottie Pippen taking a free throw. Typically the guards at the mid-court line don’t crash the boards but Mike must’ve saw a weakness in the box-out game. Jordan started running immediately after the ball left Pippen’s hands, with every player looking like they were frozen. Michael got right in front of Blazers big Kevin Duckworth to sky with the right-handed jam.
The sneakers that Michael Jordan rocked in this game was the Air Jordan 7. This sneaker was the first to ditch external Nike branding, as the Jordan Brand was becoming its own entity. The Jordan 7 also ditched visible Air for heel and forefoot Air that provided more cushioning. The shoe was noticeably lighter than the past 6 signature shoes, with a neoprene bootie reducing weight on the upper. Visually, the shoe takes elements from African art, with the sharp lines being inspired by African tribal patterns.
The “Cardinal” colorway that Mike wore in this game can be found HERE.