Michael Jordan is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, player to step onto an NBA court (we won’t begin the Jordan vs LeBron conversation right now because we know everyone has a different opinion, and for now, we just want to honor MJ).
He’s a legend, His Airness, for some, he’s the GOAT.
You cannot argue with everything he has accomplished throughout his career, it was even tough to narrow down his accomplishments for this list. He’s a 14-time All Star, 11-time All NBA player, 6-time NBA Champion, 5-time MVP, 6-time Finals MVP and 3-time All Star MVP. He was also Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and made the All-Defensive team a whopping nine times.
He retired and made comebacks, twice. Twice. We even forgave him for his attempt to play baseball before his second comeback, because it was worth letting him get it out of the way so he can come back and win more championships.
No one can look back at his career and argue that he wasn’t one of the top two, if not the best basketball player in the world. He may not have the most championships, but that doesn’t matter. He was a household name around the world. Basketball fans overseas woke up in the middle of the night just to watch him play, and they’ll do it all over again today.
Needless to say, it was tough to narrow down his career to just 30 moments, and we even included his days before the NBA, during his hiatuses, and after, because it all shaped who he is.
But here it is, a compilation of the most monumental events in MJ’s career, dating back to his UNC days and right up to 2017.