MJ Turns 54: His Airness At All-Star Weekend
Michael Jordan will go down in history as one of the greatest — if not the greatest — basketball legends of all-time. A five-time MVP, six-time Finals MVP and most importantly, a six-time NBA Champion, Jordan has had some fantastic moments in the game. But with the 2017 All-Star Weekend upon us, and Jordan celebrating his 54th birthday, relive some of MJ’s best All-Star moments.
An instant throwback and one of Jordan’s best All-Star moments has to be the time he won the 1988 Dunk contest in Chicago. Watch his iconic free throw line dunk at the end of what was a most riveting Dunk Contest:
WATCH: Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins relive 1988 Dunk Contest
Jordan’s last All-Star appearance came during a time when Bryant’s stock was absolute blue-chip. Their face-off during the 2003 All-Star Game has an enduring appeal:
WATCH: Michael Jordan vs Kobe Bryant at the 2003 All-Star Game
Even before 2003, the 1998 All-Star Game had Jordan square-off against a young Bryant! It was the beginning of the comparisons between the two men.
WATCH: Michael Jordan vs Kobe Bryant at the 1998 All-Star Game
Another great fun All-Star moment for Jordan came when he decided to take on Shaquille O’Neal one-on-one. Check the video below to see how the then Orlando Magic center fared against one of the greatest players of all time:
WATCH: Michael Jordan takes on Shaq one-on-one
And finally… the very last Michael Jordan moment at All-Star Weekend should be his actual last points. Hitting a fadeaway jumper with the scores tied at 136, and the clock running down, Jordan finished his All-Star career with this beauty:
WATCH: Michael Jordan’s last All-Star points.