Here’s 2K’s new video — the always entertaining debate of who’s in your starting 5, or as they phrase it, “Unbeatable 5” resumes as sit-downs with KD, MJ himself, Steph Curry, and Shaq reveal who’s in theirs. I give the edge to MJ’s of the 4 (esp. over Steph’s 3-guard backcourt, haha).
Who is in your Unbeatable 5? I dropped mine on our Gowhere Community, weigh in here too.
Too cold. Caught this on the busy Twitter feed today via Hooped Up as artist Rudi Gundersen from Trondheim, Norway concocted this eye-catching art of rookie MJ mid-flight in his first slam dunk contest in monochromatic purple form. This has to be turned into a print/poster. Love that monochromatic splash.
Now you want to watch some vintage MJ Dunk Contest highlights, right? I gotchu…
Baseball’s biggest superstar Derek Jeter is in the midst of his farewell tour this season and it’ll hit its apex so far in these next couple of days as the baseball season hits its halfway point with the All Star Game in Minnesota. Perfect time for Jordan Brand to honor its athlete as they bring together some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment to tip their cap to the Yankees shortstop. Literally. There’s more hat tips in this commercial than I give out per week here on Gowhere, ha.
Among the stars in the commercial: (starting in the hip hop world) Jay Z, Action Bronson, then ya got Carmelo Anthony, Phil Jackson & Jeanie Buss, past Yankees legends like Mariano Rivera and Joe Torre, and even Michael Jordan himself. Really well-done spot that deserves a hat tip itself. Enjoy above as well as the All-Star festivities that I’m actually looking forward to for the first time in awhile.
BONUS: Another baseball x music commercial that dropped today is SportsCenter’s new one starring Metallica. These don’t get old, only more funny.
About a month ago, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of “The Shot” here on Gowhere, that why not keep it going even if the number isn’t as round as 25? Today, 22 years ago, marks “The Shrug” in which Michael Jordan added to his legend with a Game 1 Finals-record setting performance for Points in a Half (35) and 3-Pointers Made in a half (6). One of my earliest memories is Marv Albert saying, “Did you see that look?” shortly after MJ shrugged after his 6th 3-pointer. I get goosebumps just reliving this again above in a well-worth it 13 minute cut-up of said record-setting 1st half.
A couple bonus random notes from the video: 1. a random lane violation is spliced in the first 3 minutes – the relevance of which I can’t decide besides being randomly hilarious. And 2. the quick interview with Michael’s driver/personal assistant George by a 90s flat-topped Ahmad Rashad. I’ve heard George mentioned in old MJ interviews, but we got to hear the incredible story from George himself about how the two met when Michael first flew to Chicago in 1984 after getting drafted by the Bulls. The team failed to send a driver to O’Hare and George’s passenger cancelled on him, enabling the two to find and help each other out. Ha! What a cool story, bro.
Alas, relive the OG “Shrug” above… before there was Kanye’s to you young readers…
May 7, 1989 — 25 years ago today, one of the most iconic Michael Jordan, and NBA moments happened. You’re no doubt familiar with this one, doubling as the late Johnny Kerr’s most signature reaction, “GOOD! The Bulls win! They win it!”, which is forever ingrained in my memory from childhood.
But have you ever seen this raw footage? I remember watching this awhile ago but ran it back today and was as equally astonished as the first play. These uncut reactions of both the media crew bum rushing MJ and MJ himself, just a moment or two after he hit the shot are simply phenomenal. Watch and enjoy, and hold your heads up today Bulls fans because even though we’re not in it today, we had some pretty amazing glory days.