More iconic Jordans get screen time in new Bulls docu episodes
The release of “The Last Dance,” the documentary featuring the Chicago Bulls’ run to the 1997-98 NBA title, gave sneakerheads a chance to get a glimpse of iconic Air Jordans—now seen mostly in collectors’ display cases—in a game environment.
In the first two episodes last week, spotted on Jordan’s feet were the Jordan I, Jordan XI and Jordan XIII.
In episodes 3 and 4, which will air Monday, 3 p.m. in the Philippines on Netflix, five more pairs get screen time in the documentary.
Jordan 4 (Bred/Black Cement)
Michael Jordan hung in the air and drained the series-clinching jumper at the buzzer over Craig Ehlo and the heavily-favored Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1989 NBA Playoffs wearing the Bred colorway of the Jordan 4. “The Shot” propelled the Chicago Bulls into the Eastern Conference semifinals where they beat the New York Knicks in six games. Jordan and the Bulls, however, were eliminated by their rivals and then known as the league’s “Bad Boys” the Detroit Pistons in six. The Black Cement colorway also appears in the coming episodes.
Jordan 7 (Bordeaux)
Jordan debuted this sleek and stylish silhouette on the court during the 1992 NBA All-Star Game in Orlando. He also wore the shoe when he made a cameo in the music video of Michael Jackson’s “Jam.”
Jordan 3 (White Cement)
Jordan took off from the free throw line and did his signature pose during the 1988 Slam Dunk Contest wearing this particular sneakers. A special version of the shoe was released in 2018 to mark the 30th anniversary of MJ’s most iconic dunk. It featured a translucent outsole to highlight a thick red stripe that indicates where exactly Jordan took off.
Jordan 2 (Chicago Home)
Jordan torched the NBA during the 1986-87 season averaging a career-high 37.1 points per game wearing the Air Jordan 2, which was designed by Bruce Kilgore, who also created another iconic sneaker in the Air Force 1. Jordan played all 82 games that season after missing 64 games in his sophomore season due to a broken foot. He was seen wearing his second signature shoe while filming a commercial during the summer of 1986. And while the 1988 Slam Dunk Contest is the year most remembered by many as the time Jordan made his iconic free throw line dunk, it was actually in the 1987 contest where ‘His Airness’ first launched himself from the line.
Jordan 12 (Cherry)
The most famous Air Jordan 12 colorway will always be the black and red he wore when he played with flu-like symptoms and dropped 38 points, including the game-clinching triple, to beat the Utah Jazz on the road in Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals which, was later known as “The Flu Game.” If you’re eagle-eyed, though, you’ll catch Jordan in the documentary rocking the Cherry colorway.
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