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NBA, Video / Aug 27, 2008 / 10:00 am

We Reminisce: The Double Nickel

If you must have an explanation … In his fifth game back from the baseball hiatus of 1993 to ’95, Michael Jordan dropped 55 points on the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Keep in mind, this is back when the Knicks were good. Very good. Defending-Eastern-Conference-champions good. Wearing #45, Mike lit up John Starks and Co. on 21-of-37 shooting from the field and 10-of-11 at the stripe. And he assisted on the game-winner. But the sickest play on here might be the one turned in by Scottie Pippen at the 1:40 mark.

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  • MoxWestCoastRep

    …and MJ WAS BACK!
    I remember that game…it was sick.
    Followed by another spike lee ad

  • slicrick

    i cant believe bennett salvatore was the ref waaaaaay back then!!!!! damn!oh, and yeah, that MJ dude was aight! lol

  • Batman

    Are you going to make a “We Reminisce” when MJ came back to save the Looney Tunes from the Monstars?

  • J-Dot

    The one thing I noticed was MJ’s consistent shooting trajectory. The ball hit nothing but net for most of the shots I saw. He wasn’t just hot that night. Obviously, with him being the greatest, it’s not hard to recognize that quality. But still, it’s a sight to see. Helps me get proper perspective on today’s players. Cats need to step their game up!

  • loganlight

    @J-Dot

    You’re absolutely right. Jordan’s mid range game was unbelievable. He could pull up ANYWHERE and absolutely stroke it.

    “The best there ever was, the best there ever will be.”

    LL

  • rob stewart

    This video brings back great memories of when basketball seemed so pure and innocent. MJ and Scotty have to be the greatest Batman and Robin combo ever.

  • Kermit the Washington

    I love how you could predict an MJ outburst, just by watching him after he makes like 2 in a row…he starts getting that look in his eye, like “oh here we go!”

  • Ian the statboy

    loganlight
    isnt that bret hart

  • Kermit the Washington

    Funny thing about Scottie:

    Dude used to sacrifice his LIFE for them dunks back in the day, right? Dude would just get the dunk and then land on his neck…’member the playoffs against….Miami I think? Series closing, buzzer beater, land on tailbone stuff! Gotta love that dude

  • doc

    That was in baseball shape.The best there was.But not the best there ever will be.Mark my words people,before basketball is over with,somebody will master the game just like MJ.

  • kevin k

    greatest ever, once again for all you people who compare kobe to mj, just stop. STOP! also, kobe would have NEVER passed the last shot like mj did

  • Jun

    Kevin, shut the F up. 61points. ‘Nuff said.

  • Pete

    how is this even a discussion. look at the knicks defense back then and the dantoni era “defense” of today.

    its a different game. my mom could score 60 on today’s knicks.