Michael Jordan is usually calm, cool, and collected in games. On this 1992 Eastern Conference Semifinals play though, Mike went off with the anger against the New York Knicks.
This moment starts with a scramble after Chicago Bulls big Scott Williams fell to the floor. Jordan was the man to collect the ball and immediately attacked the rim. Mike rose up and got an elbow to his ribs from Patrick Ewing. At the same time, Xavier McDaniel rushed in from the right to two-hand shove Michael. This was muscle-built Jordan though, who finished the layup despite the flagrant contact. Jordan was so strong that both Ewing and McDaniel crumbled to the sideline from their momentum while Mike landed on both feet. Once grounded, MJ ran at both Knicks players and expressed his anger by yelling at the Knicks big men. Don’t mess with the GOAT.
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.