On His B’Day, Five GIF’s That Celebrate Michael Jordan
There is nothing about Michael Jordan that has not been said before. He epitomises the very essence of the sport that millions love and follow around the globe. More than that, he is the very personification of sporting excellence, something that happens when elite talent and obsessive hard work combine with a insatiable drive to be the greatest ever. So, on his 54th birthday, let’s celebrate the man who made us believe even humans could fly. A toast to Air Jordan!
One of the many fascinating facets that made kids around the globe fawn over MJ, was his habit of sticking his tongue out when he was about to take flight. Many driveway-game battles have been fought with duelling siblings hanging their tongues out, all thanks to His Airness.
Nobody’s Got The Moves Like Jordan
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Well, if that’s the case, then Jordan has been flattered to the moon and back. But then we are talking about Michael Jordan, and there are things he could do on the court that defied belief, that just can’t be replicated, even in its palest form. ‘The Move’ by MJ versus the Lakers left us all wondering just which way did he go.
Jordan has seeped so far into the consciousness of the modern day NBA player that there are parts of him that players emulate even without realising. Like LeBron James giving the shrug to the Atlanta Hawks during last year’s playoff run. But the original will always be MJ’s shrug after sinking a 3-point shot against the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1992 NBA Finals.
I Will Find You, And I Will Dunk On You
During his Hall of Fame career, Dikembe Mutombo made a name by regularly embarrassing opponents, who thought they could simply stroll into the lane for a couple of easy points. His finger-wagging celebration was as famous as his reputation for shot-blocking. Jordan decided to show Mutombo just who was boss around the basket, by first mercilessly dunking on Mutombo, and then giving the finger-wag right back to him.
Michael Jordan Is The Michael Jordan Of Greatness
Former USA President Barack Obama said it best while honouring Michael Jordan with the highest civilian honour in America. “There is a reason you call somebody ‘The Michael Jordan of’… because Michael Jordan is the Michael Jordan of greatness.”