During the first episode of Michael Jordan's 'The Last Dance' documentary, we rediscovered and remembered why Michael Jordan made himself a known name in the league as soon as he arrived in the NBA. One of the most impressive stories of Michael during his first years in the association happened during his sophomore year.
He pushed through a foot injury, disobeying medical orders to return and take the Bulls to the playoffs. He ultimately did and Chicago had to face the Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs. In the first game of the series, he dropped 49 points on Larry Bird and company, but what happened next was something else.
In the second game, MJ unleashed the best and scored 63 points against Boston, setting a record for the league. During the last seconds of the game, Jordan attempted a 3, but he was fouled. At that time, the rules said only two free throws. He made both and the game went to overtime. Jordan continued his great pace, dropping 63 on the all-powerful Celtics, which remains a playoff record to this day.
His Airness finished the game with 63 points, he recorded 6 assists, 5 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks in 53 minutes.
Even Larry Bird praised the GOAT for his performance, calling him a 'God' after that impressive game.
The Celtics would sweep the Bulls in three games, but that was the game where Michael Jordan announced he was going to be great in the NBA. This man wasn't normal, and he displayed all of that during that season, especially during that series.