Today is February 17th and it happens to be Michael Jordan’s birthday. He is 52 years old today.
So we’re going to honor him by putting up his masterpiece from the 1988 NBA All-Star game. He won the MVP honors by nearly breaking Wilt Chamberlain’s all-star game scoring record by pumping in 40 points at his home court of Chicago Stadium, where the all-star festivities were held. This was a night after he won the classic dunk contest against Dominique Wilkins. It was a perfect weekend for Jordan.
Let’s relive his 40 points in this highlight video:
Happy Birthday, your Airness.
Michael Jordan image from Getty Images. Video from Dawk Ins.