The “man” who is on every player’s Mt. Rushmore of NBA greats, Michael Jordan, turns 56 today. So in honor of The GOAT of the game James Naismith created in 1861, we present some of our favorite videos and Ballislife articles about “his Airiness” and the top 56+ plays from the career every NBA great after him will have to compete with to measure their greatness.
TOP 55 PLAYS BY MICHAEL JORDAN
#51: MJ breaks a backboard in 1985 during a Nike exhibition game in Italy.
#52: Jordan dunks on Shaq, who will only admit to MJ & DC as guys who have dunked on him
#53: Jordan hits his head on the backboard while blocking a shot
#54: Take your pick from this insane ball fake compilation.
#55: Take your pick from this compilation of him shooting free throws with his eyes closed!
#56: Take your pick from this compilation of him talking trash, crossing, or spinning on a defender.
If those 56+ plays, 6 rings, 6 Finals MVP awards, 5 MVP awards, 14 All-Star game appearances, 10 All-NBA 1st Team spots and 10 Scoring titles aren’t enough to convince you he’s the greatest of all-time then here’s a few links and a lot more videos for you.
- The Origin of Nike’s Jumpman Logo aka The $5.2 Billion Michael Jordan Image: Read Story
- Jordan’s experiment at point guard? http://goo.gl/lnCUL
- Storytime: This is what happens when you go off on Michael Jordan – The LaBradford Smith Story: Read Story
- The Greatest 4 Hours Of MJ’s Greatest Moments! http://goo.gl/g9udS
- TMac’s “love letter” to MJ: http://goo.gl/Ia9FX
- How MJ, Drexler & Hakeem almost became teammates: http://goo.gl/GGpwD
- Storytime: The night Mike Tyson almost beat Michael Jordan’s A$$ over Robin Givins: Read Story
- The History of Odd Jersey #s for MJ: http://goo.gl/kLzCC
- Michael Jordan scores 64 against Orlando: http://goo.gl/dAJwnI
- Kobe Bryant vs Michael Jordan Duel at MSG | 98 All-Star game: http://bit.ly/1TOCeDI