Jordan‘s first game at Madison Square Garden was on December 9, 1981. He was a North Carolina freshman playing against the Rutgers. From that point on, he repeatedly said that he loved to play in this arena. He even called it the “Mecca of Basketball”. On March 8, 1998 he played his last game in a Bulls uniform at Madison Square Garden. He wore his Air Jordans from 1984 as a tribute to the fans. In the end, it was another Jordan special. He finished with 42pts (17-33), 8rb, 6 asts, 3stls and 1 blk. Here are some post game notes and quotes ======================= NEW YORK From his shoes to his shots, it was vintage Michael Jordan in what may have been his last game at Madison Square Garden. Jordan, wearing an original pair of red, white and black Air Jordan sneakers from his rookie season, scored 42 points yesterday with a dazzling display of shooting as the Chicago Bulls beat the New York Knicks, 102-89. “I kinda went retroactive today with the shoes,” he said. “Some of the moves seemed to be coming from 1984. It brought back a lot of memories and certainly brought some excitement to the crowd.” Jordan claims to have been cleaning his home with his wife, Juanita, and noticed the sneakers. Even though they are a full size smaller than his normal 131/2 (yes, his feet have grown with his legend), Jordan wanted to make a fashion statement. “I have six pairs of each and every shoe that we put out,” he said. “I found some at home so they’re originals, not remakes.” Jordan hit …
25 Responses to “Knicks vs Bulls – 1998 (Jordan’s last game at MSG as a Bull)”
Leave a Reply
You must be logged in to post a comment.