The 1991 NBA Finals was the first in a string of championship wins for Michael Jordan, and it seemed at times he could do no wrong.
On this play in game 5 against the Los Angeles Lakers, Mike got fouled on a double team while he was posting up. After the play was called dead, MJ casually walks away from the hoop while flipping the ball over his head. Of course, the ball hits backboard and drifts through the net. While the bucket didn’t count, the non-play does show how skilled Michael was in his prime.
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 black and Infrared colorway that MJ rocked this game can be found HERE.
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