#MJ50: A History of Michael Jordan’s Playoff Kicks

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On the court, Michael Jordan was a winner. Plain and simple, he got it done in crunch time and was clutch as anyone that ever played the game. In celebration of his 50th birthday, we take a look back at his postseason sneakers in this installment of #MJ50.

Air Jordan 1 White/Black-Red

Air Jordan 1 White/Black-Red

Years: 1985, 1986
Opponents: Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics
Highlight: 63 Points in Game 2 vs Celtics ’86

Air Jordan 2 Low White/Red-Black

Air Jordan 2 Low White/Red-Black

Year: 1987
Opponent: Boston Celtics
Highlight: 42 Points, 9 Rebounds, 11 Assists, and 9 Steals in Game 2 vs Boston Celtics

Air Jordan 3 “Fire Red”

Air Jordan 3 \”Fire Red\”

Year: 1988
Opponents: Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons
Highlight: 50 Points in Game 1 vs Cleveland Cavaliers

Air Jordan 4 Black/Grey

Air Jordan 4 Black/Grey

Year: 1989
Opponents: Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, Detroit Pistons
Highlight: “The Shot” in Game 5 vs Cleveland Cavaliers

Air Jordan 5 Black/Metallic Silver

Air Jordan 5 Black/Metallic Silver

Year:1990
Opponents: Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons
Highlight: 47 Points, 10 Rebounds, and 4 Assists in Game 3 vs Detroit Pistons

Air Jordan 6 Black/Infrared

Air Jordan 6 Black/Infrared

Year: 1991
Opponents: New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Lakers
Highlight: 1st Championship

Air Jordan 7 Black/Red

Air Jordan 7 Black/Red

Year: 1992
Opponents: Miami Heat, New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers
Highlight: “The Shrug” in Game in Game 1 vs Portland Trail Blazers

Air Jordan 8 Black/Red

Air Jordan 8 Black/Red

Year: 1993
Opponents: Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns
Highlight: 55 Points, 8 Rebounds, and 4 Assists in Game 4 vs Phoenix Suns

Air Jordan 10 “Shadow”

Air Jordan 10 \”Shadow\”

Year: 1995
Opponent: Charlotte Hornets
Highlight: 48 Points, 9 Rebounds, and 8 Assists in Game 1 vs Charlotte Hornets

Air Jordan 11 “Concord”

Air Jordan 11 \”Concord\”

Year: 1995
Opponent: Orlando Magic
Highlight: 38 Points and first game back to #23 in Game 2 vs Orlando Magic

Nike Air Flight One Black/White

Nike Air Flight One Black/White

Year: 1995
Opponent: Orlando Magic
Highlight: 40 Points, 7 Rebounds, and 4 assists in Game 3 vs Orlando Magic

Air Jordan 11 “Space Jam”

Air Jordan 11 \”Space Jam\”

Year: 1995
Opponent: Orlando Magic
Highlight: 39 Points and unveiling of “Space Jams” in Game 4 vs Orlando Magic

Air Jordan 11 Black/Red

Air Jordan 11 Black/Red

Year: 1996
Opponents: Miami Heat, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Seattle Supersonics
Highlight: Celebrating Fifth Ring on Father’s Day

Air Jordan 11 Low IE Black/Red

Air Jordan 11 Low IE Black/Red

Year: 1996
Opponent: New York Knicks
Highlight: 46 Points in Game 3 vs New York Knicks

Air Jordan 12 “Playoff”

Air Jordan 12 \”Playoff\”

Year: 1997
Opponents: Washington Bullets, Atlanta Hawks, Miami Heat, Utah Jazz
Highlight: 39 Points and Game Winning Assist to Steve Kerr for Fifth Championship

Air Jordan 12 “Flu Game”

Air Jordan 12 \”Flu Game\”

Year: 1997
Opponents: Washington Bullets, Atlanta Hawks, Miami Heat, Utah Jazz
Highlight: 38 Points, 7 Rebounds, and 5 Assists in Game 5 vs Utah Jazz aka “Flu Game”

Air Jordan 13 Black/Red

Air Jordan 13 Black/Red

Year: 1998
Opponents: New Jersey Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Indiana Pacers, Utah Jazz
Highlight: 38 Points, 4 Rebounds, 72.7% FG in Game 3 vs New Jersey Nets

Air Jordan 13 “Playoff”

Air Jordan 13 \”Playoff\”

Year: 1998
Opponents: New Jersey Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Indiana Pacers, Utah Jazz
Highlight: 28 Points, 9 Rebounds, 8 Assists in Game 7 vs Indiana Pacers

Air Jordan 14 “Last Shot”

Air Jordan 14 \”Last Shot\”

Year: 1998
Opponent: Utah Jazz
Highlight: The “Last Shot”

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