Michael Jordan: Dunk On Patrick Ewing In 1991 Playoffs All-Time Favorite Of MJ's Career? [VIDEO]
on Nov 14, 2013 03:21 PM EST
In a recent interview promoting the release of NBA 2K14, Michael Jordan named his 1991 playoff slam dunk on New York Knicks center Patrick Ewing as one of his favorites of all time.
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In the same interview to promote the release of its NBA 2K14 game where he names Scottie Pippen, Magic Johnson, Hakeem Olajuwon and James Worthy as his all-time selection for pick-up game teammates, Jordan tabbed his team-shaking, rim-rattling slam over Ewing as one of his most memorable. "I got no chance of losing. None at all," Jordan told reporters conducting the 2K Sports interview. which features LeBron James on the game's cover.
As for his favorite slam, Jordan begins the play by spinning away from Charles Oakley along the baseline, then soaring high over a rim protecting Ewing for a emphatic score. Ewing is now a coach for the Charlotte Bobcats team Jordan owns.
When asked if he still visualizes or thinks about the play, Jordan answered "very, very often. He later added of Ewing, "I told him, Georgetown guys don't block shots, they take charges. I dunked it on him so hard it was unbelievable. Every time I see him, that's the first thing I remind him of."
Jordan also mentioned his 1997 dunk on Dikembe Mutombo that ended with MJ waving his finger at the Atlanta Hawks center in his trademark fashion following a blocked shot as another of his favorites.
Jordan labeled his 1995-96 season, when he averaged 30.4 points and led the Bulls to a record-setting 72-10 season, as his best. The year culminated with Jordan and the Bulls winning their fourth of six championships.