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Michael Jordan Signed to the Chicago Bulls 30 Years Ago Today

September 12th, 2014 By

Michael Jordan Signed to the Chicago Bulls 30 Years Ago Today

Right now we’re in the dead zone of NBA news. Sure, thanks to the NBA Draft, free agency gamles, and the now well-documented Summer League, people have stated that the league is now a 12 month season, but in reality, September is a notoriously slow month. Back in Michael Jordan’s day, it wasn’t unusual to sign contracts in September though, as today we celebrate the 30th anniversary of His Airness inking a deal to play with the Chicago Bulls. At the time of the deal, the number 3rd overall pick of the 1984 Draft was 21 years young. Hit the click for a highlight video of Mike’s rookie season courtesy of Bleacher Report and stay tuned for more MJ updates right here on JordansDaily.

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A Detailed Look at a Vintage Michael Jordan Children’s Book from 1995

September 12th, 2014 By

A Detailed Look at a Vintage Michael Jordan Childrens Book from 1995

Michael Jordan’s impact on the world of sports and subsequently pop culture was unprecedented during the early to mid-90s. And then when he stepped away from the game to pursue his passion of baseball, it definitely shocked the world. Today we stumbled across a rare find in this children’s Michael Jordan book that tried to capture his importance at the time for a younger audience. The book is from 1995, so his second three peat isn’t even included yet the book still describes his legacy as one of the all time greats. Check out more images of the retro kids’ book from 1995 and stay tuned for more of the latest Jordan news right here on JordansDaily.

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A Look at Michael Jordan’s 23 Game Winning Shots

August 7th, 2014 By

A Look at Michael Jordans 23 Game Winning Shots

From the shot over Ehlo to just The Shot, Michael Jordan definitely had the clutch gene. Yesterday we were treated to a play-by-play comparison of Kobe Bryant imitating Michael Jordan’s moves. The resemblance was a little spooky and irrefutable evidence that Michael made a lasting impact on some of the game’s other greatest players. Like Michael, Kobe’s had his fair share of buzzer beaters and game sealing shots, but there’s nothing like the original. Michael Jordan had 23 of them throughout his 15 year career. Is it a coincidence that it coincided with his jersey number (imagine if he had stuck with 45 for the remainder of his career, he might’ve just had to make a few games closer than they needed to be). Hit the click to watch the full montage of Mike’s clutch gene and let us know which shot was your favorite in the comments section.

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Michael Jordan VS Kobe Bryant – Identical Plays Comparison

August 6th, 2014 By

Michael Jordan VS Kobe Bryant   Identical Plays Comparison

The influence Michael Jordan’s game had on Kobe Bryant is well-documented. Whether it be a young Kobe giddy with excitement trying to guard MJ during his first NBA All-Star Game or switching his number to one that was just one higher than Mike’s infamous 23, the competition between the two has always been instigated by Bryant. But could there be a Kobe Bryant without a Michael Jordan? Youtuber Youssef Hannoun recently did a play by play comparison of Kobe imitating Jordan’s moves to the point where it’s rather eerie. Check out the full video (as well as parts 1 and 2) after the click.

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Michael Jordan’s 50 Sports Illustrated Covers – Available on eBay

July 24th, 2014 By

Michael Jordans 50 Sports Illustrated Covers   Available on eBay

Michael Jordan remains to be the most iconic sports figure to date, crossing over from the basketball court and into the pop culture lexicon due to his incredible skill and smart branding of his image. It makes sense then, that MJ would have the most covers in the history of Sports Illustrated, starting when he attended UNC and up until his return with the Washington Wizards. Today we get a look at a special lot of all 50 original, and non-reprinted issues, all in fairly great condition. Hit the click to see some of the covers and grab this rare find via chasmans on eBay.

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Michael Jordan’s Record $33 Million 1997 Bulls Contract Goes to Auction

July 24th, 2014 By

Michael Jordans Record $33 Million 1997 Bulls Contract Goes to Auction

Michael Jordan set a number of records in the NBA, but one that the business man in MJ is probably most proud of is garnering the most expensive contract in the league’s history – a record that still stands today. During the 1997-1998 season, Mike took home $33 million from one season of basketball, one that proved worth it as the Chicago Bulls brought home their 6th championship. The original contract is signed by Michael Jordan and the former Bulls general manager in Jerry Krause. According to ESPN, if you factor in inflation, that $33 million MJ made would be worth upwards of $49 million today. Hit the click for more info on this legendary piece of paper and head over to Heritage Auctions to start your bidding (that is if you have about $25,000 laying around).

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Jimmy Jackson Learns Not to Trash Talk Michael Jordan while Wearing Air Jordans

July 8th, 2014 By

Jimmy Jackson Learns Not to Trash Talk Michael Jordan while Wearing Air Jordans

Kendall Gill knows something about Air Jordan sneakers. The man was ushered into the post-Jordan era of Jordan Brand and was one of the first players to be delegated a player exclusive thanks to the thought process behind the Air Jordan 10. Mike would end up returning to the league to play against players wearing his own sneakers which definitely caused some awkward scenarios here and there. While announcing an NBA Summer League game, Gill told a story about his then New Jersey Nets teammate Jimmy Jackson’s altercation with His Airness. While Jackson was beating up Mike in a particular game, he decided to start trash talking, (or “talk mess to Superman” as Kendall put it) but MJ had the perfect response: “you know, you’re talking a lot of stuff to have my shoes on.” While we don’t know the exact sneaker Jackson laced up, his former teammate would say that it was a model under the Jumpman Team category and not a signature. Watch the video after the click.

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Jordans Daily: Weekly Recap – 6/21 – 6/27

June 27th, 2014 By

Jordans Daily: Weekly Recap   6/21   6/27

With a hectic release schedule, Jordan Brand is taking this weekend off in order to re-up on a number of early weekday releases next week (here’s looking at the two pairs of Jordan Futures, and a new Air Jordan 14 set to release). This week wasn’t a week off for the brand though as they announced signing Jabari Parker to the brand as well as long-time affiliate Andre Drummond. What do you think of the latest Jordan Brand week in hindsight? Be sure to get with us after the click for a full rundown of this week and stay tuned for more updates right here on JordansDaily.

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Jordans Daily: Weekly Recap – 6/14 – 6/20

June 20th, 2014 By

Jordans Daily: Weekly Recap   6/14   6/20

Another hectic week for Jordan Brand is coming to a close and we’re here to catch you up to speed just incase you missed out on some headlines. Today marked the 30th anniversary of the Chicago Bulls drafting Michael Jordan third overall in the 1984 Draft. A number of upcoming sneakers should get you excited, whether it was the announcement that the Air Jordan 11 “Legend Blue” will officially drop on December 20th, or Sneaker News giving us a preview of the upcoming Solefly collaboration atop the Air Jordan 3. Be sure to stick with us after the click for a full rundown of this week’s top headlines, a rundown of the latest found player exclusives and customs, and a recap of what’s releasing this weekend.

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Michael Jordan Selected by Chicago Bulls in 1984 Draft 30 Years Ago Today

June 20th, 2014 By

Michael Jordan Selected by Chicago Bulls in 1984 Draft 30 Years Ago Today

Let the 30th Anniversary of all things Jordan begin because on this day three decades ago, Michael Jordan was drafted by the Chicago Bulls with the third pick in the 1984 Draft. This particular draft is widely considered to be the greatest in NBA history thanks to the likes of Hakeem Olajuwon being drafted 1st overall, with steals like Charles Barkley and John Stockton going later in the draft. It was the inclusion of Jordan though, who entered early after finishing his Junior year at the University of North Carolina, who gave this draft the classic status, as he would go on to win 6 NBA Championships, 5 MVP awards, along with becoming the consensus choice as the greatest to ever hit the hardwood. As always, stick with Jordans Daily for all of your Jordan History and hit the click to watch the broadcast footage of that year’s draft.

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