Eighties babies remember gathering around their television sets, making sure the antenna was just right to witness Michael Jordan singlehandedly take on the New York Knicks or Phoenix Suns. And if you even missed a game, you were certainly the odd man out at recess. Although it wasn’t as defined at the time, it was more than just a basketball game – it was watching history in the making. Heated battles at MSG, which included watching John Starks go baseline and Patrick Ewing garner MVP chants, only added to having His Airness shatter the dreams of millions of New Yorkers. While at the same time, Suns fans watched and prayed for a miracle. You knew something felt off when Kevin Johnson bragged about keeping MJ to a mere 44 points, and Charles Barkley was suddenly at a loss for words. It’s time to relive that era.
The Jordan Citrus Collection from The Game Plan by Champs Sports is available now in-store or online.