39-Year Old Michael Jordan Shows T-Mac His “Windshield Wiper” Fade Away Shot
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That’s a 39-year old Michael Jordan knocking down a sweet fade away jumper over Tracy McGrady after the NBA scoring leader missed a fade away jumper on the other end.
This game happened back in December of 2002 and was one of the less memorable meetings between the two; Jordan missed 14 of 21 shots and McGrady missed 17 of 29 in the low scoring affair. You can click here to watch the highlights from a few of their more memorable meetings, including a teenage T-Mac almost getting a triple-double against the Bulls and one with Jordan — days away from turning 40 — dropping 28 first half points against the Magic.
If you are here just to watch Jordan’s trademark shot, below is a compilation of MJ fadeaways and a video of The GOAT teaching us his fadeaway, which he calls the “windshield wiper.”
Besides the throwback video from OldSkoolBBall, I also came across an interesting article called, “Only 8 players last season had a better season than a 39-year old.” What they meant by “better” is only eight players (out of 450+) last season averaged at least 2o points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. I would argue that a 40-year old Jordan was still more valuable and dangerous than a few of those 8 players, like a 28-year old Blake Griffin.