Michael Jordan has left countless marks in NBA history throughout his illustrious and storied career. He’s won six total championships, played in numerous NBA All-Star Games, and participated in some exciting games, and during each of those endeavors, he’s instilled a lasting memory in the forms of game-winning jump-shots, awe-inspiring aerial maneuvers, and heady displays of top-tier defense. Sneaker News has laid out a thorough history of Michael Jordan’s career, volumized by each Air Jordan shoe, but in this edition of Michael Jordan Through the Years, the SN staff has hand-selected some of most memorable moments of Michael Jordan wearing Air Jordans. From Air Jordan 1 to Air Jordan XVIII (minus a couple that Michael hasn’t worn in an NBA game), we’ve got a great recap of Michael’s career highlights, so take a look below and let us know which memorable Jordan moment is your favorite.
April 16th, 1986: Michael Jordan stuns the Boston Celtics with an astounding 63 points in a losing effort. Larry Bird compares Michael Jordan to God.
February 7th, 1987: Already feared as a high-flyer, Michael Jordan solidifies himself as the game’s best by taking the 1987 NBA Dunk Contest crown.
February 6th, 1988: Forever instilled in our memories, Michael Jordan flies elegantly through the air and completes a slam-dunk – jumping from the free-throw line.
February 7th, 1988: Jordan hits nearly 75% of his field goal attempts while leading the Eastern Conference All-Stars to victory with 40 points, earning his first ever All-Star Game MVP trophy.