You can’t stop Michael Jordan, you can only hope to contain him. The Dallas Mavericks did neither in this 1992 game against the Chicago Bulls.
MJ starts the highlight with a rebound, racing up the court to apply a pressure on the Mavs defense. Mike then cut right past longtime Maverick Roloando Blackman, who was backpedaling and just stopped near the paint. Michael had to adjust and inexplicably turned away from the basket while bumping into Balkman with no call. To make things harder on himself, Mike flipped up a circus shot over his head without even looking. The ball ricochets off the backboard before circling the drain, then falls through the net to complete one of Michael’s wildest shots ever. His Airness doesn’t even react afterwards, racing up the court to get back on defense.
The sneakers that Michael laced up for this moment was the Air Jordan 6. This features a stylish lace lock that helps prevent the laces from coming loose. A visible Air Max unit is used in the heel for impact protection. Neoprene was added to the lower portion of the tongue to make the shoe lighter and provide a closer fit. The unique upper part of the tongue features large holes and combine with the heel tab to make it easier to slip on the shoes.
The red and white “Carmine” colorway that MJ rocked this game can be found HERE.