Michael Jordan's 50 greatest games: from his NCAA championship to six NBA titles
The basketball career of the Chicago Bulls star has become a global treasure. Everyone has a favorite Michael Jordan moment. Michael Jordan's 50 Greatest Games collects the most special of those moments so the reader can savor the playing days of a once-in-a-lifetime athlete -- the Babe Ruth of his sport.
What is Michael Jordan's greatest game? There are hundreds of contenders to fill the Top 50. The author's choice is Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals, when Jordan overcame a severe bout of food poisoning to notch 44 gritty minutes and 38 points, including a game-winning three-pointer.
Other Jordan fans may favor games from his earlier years: His 63 points against the then-mighty Boston Celtics during a double-overtime playoff game in 1986 prompted the legendary Larry Bird to say in astonishment after the game. "Right here in Boston, in the Garden, on national TV, God came down disguised as Michael Jordan".
There was also "The Shot" -- a make-or-break seventeen-foot buzzer-beater in Game 5 at Cleveland during the first round of the 1989 playoffs. And there were the six three-pointers in an eighteen-minute stretch against Portland in Game 2 of the 1992 NBA finals. Jordan Scored a record 35 points-in the first half, sending a message to Clyde Drexler and his Trail Blazer teammates that reverberated through the final chapter of the Bulls' second championship run. New Yorkers will never forget Jordan's 55 points at Madison Square Garden during the third game of his comeback after a premature retirement.
The book features a unique Great Game Index (GGI) that ranks each of MJ's best games on a scale of 100. It includes such factors as points, defense, game importance, miracle moments,opponent strength, MJ's physical condition, and star statements (how opponents rated his performance).
Complete with photos and game stats, and bound to be a keepsake (and to start more than a few debates), this book is required reading for any Michael Jordan fan, young o
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