Created by: Omri Amrany and Julie Rotblatt-Amrany
The Spirit was commissioned in honor of Michael Jordan's three-championship legacy, in response to his retirement announcement. Unveiled in November 1994 outside of the United Center in Chicago, the bronze statue depicts Jordan mid-slam dunk. Its black granite base includes an inscription from the movie A River Runs Through It, "At that moment I knew, surely and clearly, that I was witnessing perfection. He stood before us, suspended above the earth, free from all its laws like a work of art, and I knew, just as surely and clearly, that life is not a work of art, and that the moment could not last."