Not often do you see poster dunks in the postseason. One of the best performers in the NBA Playoffs is not not most though, as Michael Jordan showed in this highlight.
On this 1992 play, MJ faked a drive to his left which froze Miami Heat defender Glen Rice in his boots. Mike then drove right amongst the trees. Jordan elevated his game with Rony Seikaly trying to contest. Mike took the bump and threw down a right-handed slam over the big man. The hometown Chicago crowd went ballistic, with the Bulls bench following suit. Michael’s teammates just covered their mouths, with Horace Grant comically shaking his head in disgust.
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 black and charcoal (aka Raptors) colorway that Mike wore in this game can be found HERE.