Michael Jordan – 45 points / crazy dunks [Cavaliers @ Bulls] (1984)

More great highlights from rookie Michael Jordan. MJ matches his (then) equal career-high of 45 points, whilst throwing down an array of super dunks.



  1. Yet another amazing Jordan game I have never seen before! And I’ve been watching Jordan Youtube videos for 12 years. The gift that keeps on giving…

  2. This was Jordan's rookie year and second 40 point game and this destroys the false narrative and misinformation that Jordan didn't have a jump shot in the 80s like I keep seeing people say all the time which is BS!! Lol When he wanted to, he could make it rain all day from the perimeter with jump shots but his first step was so quick during these years mixed with his leaping ability, he didn't need to shoot fadeaway's as much as he did when he got older. He could still do it if he wanted to, when he wanted to but he didn't need to. Lol The reality is, when you lose speed and your legs slow down, you have to make adjustments and that's where fundamentals and technique come into play because if you try perform like you did when you had youth, your body will eventually burn out.

  3. Great upload with some deep cut highlights… at 3:04 MJ almost "Vince Carters" that guy. Love the commentators too… they sound like Statler and Waldorf: "Doh, hoh hoh hoh!"

  4. MJ understand how to be in that moment and start to dominate his opponents.⛹️‍♂️⛹️‍♂️⛹️‍♂️⛹️‍♂️⛹️‍♂️⛹️‍♂️⛹️‍♂️⛹️‍♂️⛹️‍♂️⛹️‍♂️⛹️‍♂️⛹️‍♂️⛹️‍♂️⛹️‍♂️⛹️‍♂️⛹️‍♂️⛹️‍♂️⛹️‍♂️⛹️‍♂️⛹️‍♂️⛹️‍♂️

  5. Notice that very first play 0:10, wooldridge barely dunking through. This was true 1980s defense. I cannot imagine today's no defense NBA defenses even challenging that. That paint area off 1st tip-off will be completely empty with woolridge easily dunking off alley-oop. This is what today's "zone" defense cannot give today's NBA players even if they try.

  6. During the 1984-85 NBA season I was rooting for rookie Akeem Olajuwon (1st pick overall in the 1984 NBA draft) to win the Rookie of the Year award, but rookie Michael Jordan was lightning teams up every night. Olajuwon's 20 ppg and 10 rpg wasn't enough to win the award. MJ had a rookie average of 28 ppg, which earned him the 1984-85 NBA Rookie of the Year award🏆. Some basketball fans believed that the 1984-85 NBA season should've had a co-Rookie of the Year in The Dream and Air Jordan.

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