The untouchable legacy of Michael Jordan lives on as vibrantly as ever, and the man behind the shoes, highlights, and moments turns 50 today. Though he had 39 games of 50 or more points, we wanted to highlight the games he hit 50 points on the dot to celebrate #MJ50. These amazing performances span the time when Jordan was a young athletic phenom to when he was a savvy veteran that had already retired once. In honor of “His Airness,” it is only right you come fly with us through the Air Jordans Worn in Michael Jordan’s 50-Point Games. Be sure to enjoy the highlights, and reminisce on a great career.
Against the New York Knicks on November 1, 1986
Kicks: Air Jordan 2 White/Black-Varsity Red
Madison Square Garden was the site of many of Michael Jordan’s greatest moments. Something about those bright MSG lights caused him to do special things. On the first game of the 1986-87 season, Michael Jordan returned from a foot injury the season prior to score 50 on the Knicks. That was a sign of things to come for both New York fans and the league, as Jordan would go on to score 40 or more points in 16 of the first 27 games of the season and average a career high 37.1 points per game that year.