Sneaker History: Michael Jordan Scores A Career High 69 Points

When it comes to sneakers today, much of what exists can be attributed to one man, Michael Jordan. MJ’s performance on the court set a standard in the NBA but also made many fans of basketball into the sneaker enthusiasts they are today.

Nike Air Jordan V Original uploaded by PabloJordan
Nike Air Jordan V Original uploaded by PabloJordan

On March 28th, 1990, Michael Jordan had one of the greatest performances of his career. Jordan and the Bulls traveled to Cleveland, where MJ was already one of the most hated opponents in the league. Setting foot on the court wearing the White, Black and Fire Red colorway seen above, Jordan led the bulls to victory in record breaking fashion. The Cavaliers were no pushover but after an overtime session, Jordan finished with a new career-high in scoring with 69 points. The Bulls won the game 117-113 and MJ finished with 18 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals and a blocked shot, while making 21 of 23 from the foul line and shooting 62% from the field that night.

It was legendary performances like the one seen below that make the Air Jordan 5 one of the most popular Jordan models. Is this unforgettable colorway a part of your collection?

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