NBA Chicago Bulls: 5 Games Michael Jordan Reminded Us That He Was a Superhero
Often when we experience something great, we lose the ability to be shocked.
There is a reason why the circus is only three hours—after a while, it loses its wow factor.
The same can be said about Michael Jordan.
One great scoring night runs into the next and fans became spoiled to the greatness we had the privilege of seeing.
These five games should shed light and remind us why Michael Jordan was a superhero.
Game 1, 1992 Finals
The experts were wrong.
Michael Jordan came out and absolutely hit the Portland Trail Blazers in the mouth, hitting six three-pointers early in the game which took Portland mentally out of this game and left them confused until Game 5 of the series.
This game set the tempo for the series and back-to-back titles in 1992.
Game 5, 1997 Finals
With the series tied up 2-2, Game 5 was important to the Chicago Bulls. They did not want to head back to Chicago needing to win two games in a row.
Before the game, it was discovered that Michael Jordan suffered from the flu.
The Bulls were facing the Utah Jazz, their toughest foe during the championship era, in one of the loudest arenas at the time. There was no margin for error.
Jordan played perfectly down the stretch, hitting the game-winning shot and setting up a championship win in Game 6.
Game 2, 1991 Finals
After losing a tough Game 1 of the finals down the stretch, the Chicago Bulls had to make a statement in Game 2.
To make that statement, Michael Jordan did not come out and score 50 points. Instead, he came out and played within the Bulls offense.
In Game 2, the Chicago Bulls discovered that Scottie Pippen matched up well against Magic Johnson.
This game will be remembered for the Jordan scoop highlight, but it’s the game when they became a true championship team.
51-Point Game for Wizards, 2002
Michael Jordan’s stint with the Wizards was tough for Bulls fans to watch.
But no game made Bulls fans appreciate Jordan’s love for the game more than his 51-point game against the Charlotte Hornets.
Basketball fans had seen Jordan score 50 many times before. In this game, he proved that even at 38 he was still a scoring threat.
This game resolved all the questions, and proved once again, the man was a superhero on the basketball court.
Game 2, NBA First Round 1986
Before Michael Jordan had the luxury of a supporting cast, he tried to win most games by himself.
No game more exemplified this than Game 2 of the1986 first round between the Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls.
While Jordan put on a show and gave the Bulls and Celtics crowd their monies worth, the Boston Celtics won this series 3-0.
Great players, no matter the outcome, serve notice for later dates.
He served notice for 63 points in this game and laid the cornerstone for a great career.