Did Michael Jordan ever have a regular season moment more awe-inspiring than the infamous “Double-Nickel” game against New York in 1995? Don’t think so. After a year and a half away from the NBA, Jordan had returned to the Bulls on March 19 for a game against Indiana; the return to Madison Square Garden was just his fifth game back. But as someone who routinely stepped up in big moments and loved to play in front of packed crowds, it was obvious what would happen. As then-New York coach Pat Riley said at the time, he was gearing up for New York.
His first game back against the Pacers was awful, shooting 7-for-28 during an overtime loss. He was solid against Boston three nights later in a blowout. Orlando then gave a preview of what was to come in the playoffs by beating Jordan and the Bulls in Chicago. By the time Jordan got to New York, he was coming off a buzzer-beater to beat Atlanta. All signs were trending up.
The rest is history, as Jordan put up 55 points in a win while donning the Air Jordan X.
The next edition in the Jordan Brand‘s remastered program isn’t that exact colorway, but the red-based “Bulls Over Broadway” sneaker would’ve been killer for MJ on the court. Releasing this weekend at Champs Sports, the shoe has actually always been underrated. The people need to know their history.
These are 5 Reasons Why You Keep Overlooking the Air Jordan 10.
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