One of the more vicious poster dunks from Michael Jordan in his career occurred in this game against the Milwaukee Bucks.
On this play, Scottie Pippen went high to get the Chicago Bulls an offensive rebound. He immediately passed to a cutting MJ, who took a few steps then took off. Buck Center Jack Sikma jumped slowly and reached half of his vertical before Mike crammed a right-handed dunk over the big man. All Sikma could do was duck while in mid-air from the powerful slam.
The sneakers that Michael wore in this game was the Air Jordan 5. This shoe introduced two visual features that would influence a lot of Jordan styles that proceeded it: reflective (3M) materials and a translucent outsole. These revolutionary features contrast the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” visible Air Max technology in the heel. The Jordan 5 also introduced the lace lock to the Jordan line, a feature that helped secure laces from loosening but is mostly seen as an aesthetic addition for many other sneakers today.
The “Silver Tongue Fire Red” colorway that MJ wore can be found HERE.
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