21 Minutes of Rare Michael Jordan Rookie Footage from 1985

Published on August 3rd, 2015 by Astramskas, David | 8,230 views

Here’s a special treat for Michael Jordan fans on #MJMONDAYS: 21 minutes of rare MJ footage courtesy of Oldskool Baller.

Before you complain about the quality and/or editing, this is how mixtapes looked in the 80s and 90s when you recorded footage off live TV with a VCR and then recorded footage from other VHS tapes – if you were lucky enough to have 2 VCRS (which would have cost you about a thousand dollars in 1985)!

So how did MJ do during his rookie season? He won rookie of the year after putting up 28 points a game. He was also on the cover of Sports Illustrated with the title “A Star is Born” and voted by the fans to be an All-Star starter, which didn’t sit well with Isiah Thomas, who supposedly was responsible for organizing the “MJ freeze-out” during the game. True or not, MJ got his revenge on Thomas by dropping a franchise rookie record 49 against the Pistons in the now equally famous “Freeze-out Revenge Game.”



About the Author

David Astramskas,

Aka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.

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