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1988 NBA All-star game

March 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Western All-star starters: Magic Johnson, Karl Malone, Fat Lever, Hakeem Olajuwon, Alex English.

Eastern All-star starters: Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Dominique Wilkins, Isiah Thomas, Moses Malone.

Michael Jordan excites the home town Chicago fans with a 40 point performance, leading the East to a 138-133 victory. Jordan wins the All-star MVP trophy.

1989 NBA All-star game

March 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Western All-star starters: John Stockton, Alex English, Karl Malone, Dale Ellis, Hakeem Olajuwon.

Eastern All-star starters: Michael Jordan, Isiah Thomas, Charles Barkley, Moses Malone, Dominique Wilkins.

Michael Jordan scores 28 points on 13-23 shooting in a 143-134 loss for the Eastern All-stars. Karl Malone also scores 28 points, but takes home the MVP trophy.

1985 Push Excel All-star game

March 19, 2010 Leave a comment

At the end of the 84-85 season, the Push Excel program sponsored an all-star game between NBA veterans and NBA rookies. Push Excel is a program led by the Rev. Jesse Jackson with the goal of pushing disadvantaged youths towards academic excellence. Since this was a game purely for entertainment purposes, it is filled with highlights and fun plays. The final score of the game was 177-155, with the NBA veterans winning in style. Jordan contributed 37 points, and plenty of highlight dunks to his team.

1985 NBA All-star game

March 19, 2010 Leave a comment

There was much controversy going into the game about a “freeze out” against Michael Jordan. The media had started a story that the other Eastern conference All-stars, led by Isiah Thomas, had decided to lock Jordan out by not passing him the ball. Jordan only managed to score 7 points on 2 of 9 shooting in 22 minutes. Michael had to face questions about the controversy after the game. Although Thomas refuted the accusations, the media kept the story alive in the coming years, and helped to create on of the most bitter rivalries in NBA history.

Chapter 14: 1985 All-star game

January 6, 2010 4 comments

THE EVOLUTION OF MICHAEL JORDAN INDEX

Last chapter: 1985 all-star slam dunk contest

what is it like looking down into the hoop?

Half way through his rookie season, Michael Jordan had become so popular that he was voted onto the starting lineup of the Eastern conference all-star team. Starting alongside future Hall of famers Julius Erving (Dr. J), Larry Bird, Moses Malone, and Isiah Thomas. The Western conference all-stars featured a lineup of Adrian Dantley, Ralph Sampson, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Earvin (Magic) Johnson, and George Gervin.

There was much controversy going into the game about a “freeze out” against Michael Jordan. The media had started a story that the other Eastern conference All-stars, led by Isiah Thomas, had decided to lock Jordan out by not passing him the ball. Jordan only managed to score 7 points on 2 of 9 shooting in 22 minutes. Michael had to face questions about the controversy after the game. Although Thomas refuted the accusations, the media kept the story alive in the coming years, and helped to create on of the most bitter rivalries in NBA history.

Here are the top 10 plays from the 1985 all-star game ( Jordan has one of them)

You can watch the entire 1985 all-star game here.

Okay, I know an all-star game without Jordan highlights is pretty boring, so I have something else here for your enjoyment.

At the end of the 84-85 season, the Push Excel program sponsored another all-star game between NBA veterans and NBA rookies. Push Excel is a program led by the Rev. Jesse Jackson with the goal of pushing disadvantaged youths towards academic excellence. Since this was a game purely for entertainment purposes, it is filled with highlights and fun plays. The final score of the game was 177-155, with the NBA veterans winning in style. Jordan contributed 37 points, and plenty of highlight dunks to his team.

1985 P.U.S.H excel all star game at Chicago Stadium

Watch the entire Push Excel all-star game here.

By this time Michael had won the Rookie of the Year title, and was well on his way to establishing himself as one of the NBA’s greatest players.

Oh right, this was also the year Michael began wearing his trademark Air Jordans.

Next chapter: the Air Jordan I and other Jordan trademarks

THE EVOLUTION OF MICHAEL JORDAN INDEX

Chapter 13: 1985 all-star slam dunk contest

January 5, 2010 Leave a comment

THE EVOLUTION OF MICHAEL JORDAN INDEX

Last chapter: First 40+ point game

Jordan made such a huge impact early on during his rookie season that he was voted to the starting lineup of the 1985 all-star game. Not only that, he also earned himself a spot in the slam dunk contest.

The slam dunk contest was something new to the league, having only been installed in 1984. The first ever slam dunk contest was won by Larry Nance, who beat out Dr. J Julius Erving to take home the title. Both players came back for the 1985 contest, which also featured high fliers like Dominique Wilkins, Darrell Griffith, Orlando Woolridge, Clyde Drexler, and another rookie sensation Terence Stansbury.

Jordan oddly decided to dunk in warmups

Here are the highlights from the 1985 slam dunk contest.

Jordan and Wilkins led all contestants in the semi-final round, eliminating Terence Stansbury, Dr. J, and last year’s winner Larry Nance from the competition.

Final round showdown between Jordan and Wilkins

You can watch the entire contest here.

But as we already know with Michael, losing will only make him rise up to the challenge. Wilkins and Jordan were destined for another epic slam dunk showdown, which would not happen for another 3 years.

Next chapter: 1985 all-star game

THE EVOLUTION OF MICHAEL JORDAN INDEX