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Awesome: Michael Jordan
  • Missing most of his second season with a broken foot, Jordan scored 63 points in Game 2 of their 1985 playoff series against the Boston Celtics.
    "I think it's just God disguised as Michael Jordan." Larry Bird.
  • The 1987 Slam Dunk finals against Dominique Wilkins.
  • The Shot in Cleveland with Craig Ehlo's hand in his face.
  • His first Finals series against Magic Johnson's Lakers, where he pulls off "a SPEC-tacular move", according to the now-legendary outburst by commentator Marv Albert.
  • His second Finals series against the Portland Trailblazers—who infamously passed him over to draft Sam Bowie because they wanted a center and already had a Hall of Fame shooting guard in Clyde Drexler—where he sinks 35 points in the first half of Game 1 (including 6 three pointers, a record). Jordan reacts after draining his sixth trey by shrugging.
    "This is the greatest performance, maybe ever, in the history of this game."
  • His third Finals series against Charles Barkley's Phoenix Suns, where he averages 41 points a game.
  • The "I'm Back" game. In his third game back from retirement, Jordan scored 55 points against the New York Knicks. Hockey commentators were so caught up in the game they forgot about the start of the match they were calling, and when someone called them out on it and he was told about Jordan's feat he said to keep watching the basketball, rather than provide commentary.
  • The Flu Game. The day before Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals, Jordan awoke with a stomach virus or food poisoning and the Bulls team doctor said that there was no way he could play the next day. Jordan did play and scored 38 points, along with grabbing 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals as he led the Bulls to victory. Also doubles as a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming as he collapsed into Scottie Pippen's arms at the end of the game with Pippen helping him off the court.
    • Particularly noteworthy is that Jordan put up double the #'s that Karl Malone, the 1997 regular season MVP, did in the same game.
    • Even more amazing is that apart from being in an IV pre-game, MJ only had one other source of energy that day. That source?Applesauce. Crosses over into a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming as he gave his game-worn shoes to one of their ballboys who found him his favorite applesauce in SLC.
  • His final basket as a Chicago Bull: in Game 6 in Utah, Jordan is 35 years old and, with Pippen limited by an ailing back, is almost single-handedly battling the Utah Jazz to a standstill. In the final minutes, there's the steal from Hall of Famer Karl Malone, the push off, the game winning shot, the photo of what seems to be all of Salt Lake City realizing the death of their championship dreams.
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