Michael Jordan is an icon of the game. Jordan helped take the sport of basketball to incredible heights, both in terms of quality of play and in popularity among fans. The way Jordan played was mesmerizing, and he captivated the world with his talent and his subsequent achievements.
And last night, the NBA world got to pay their respects to Michael Jordan. Prior to the 2022 NBA All-Star Game, the NBA honored the NBA 75, the best 75 players in the history of the game. Each player on the list got to make an entrance in front of a raucous crowd as they took to the stage.
The one player who got the loudest ovation of the night was none other than Michael Jordan. Jordan walked out to a thunderous reaction from the fans in Cleveland. What makes his ovation even more noteworthy is the fact that the ceremony took place at LeBron James' former home franchise of Cleveland.
The ceremony had a lot of noteworthy moments, one of which included Ray Allen snubbing Kevin Garnett and greeting LeBron James right in front of him, something fans found hilarious. It was truly a historic night that delivered some massive moments for the fas.
Jordan was a massive highlight on the night. His interaction with LeBron James had fans completely floored, as few expected to see Jordan and LeBron interact with each other so amicably. On top of that, he also shared a heartwarming moment with Luka Doncic and Karl-Anthony Towns, two of the brightest young stars in the NBA today.
LeBron James spoke after the game about his interaction with Jordan, talking about how important it was for him to meet his idol. On top of that, he spoke candidly about the massive role Michael Jordan played in his life and his career. It was a truly wonderful moment for two of the best players ever.