On the long list of players that Michael Jordan posterized is Los Angeles Lakers Forward Orlando Wooldridge.
On this play, MJ cut behind his defender and received a pass from his Bulls teammate down the lane. Wooldridge rotated over under the rim, where both players elevated. In typical Air Jordan fashion, Mike flew a lot more than Orlando could. Michael threw down a right-handed slam over Wooldridge, posterizing the Laker while getting the and-1 foul call. Jordan came with such force that Wooldridge stumbled backwards from the contact while MJ stared him down.
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.