An immense part of Michael Jordan‘s legend was his ability to make jaw-dropping finishing moves during the midst of crunch-time. While many NBA fans may claim his free-throw line slam at the 1988 Slam Dunk Contest was his best, Jordan personally thinks his most impressive “posterization” was the baseline dunk he made in the face of former Knick great Patrick Ewing. The moment happened in Game 3 of the Knicks and Bulls first round match-up during the 1991 NBA Playoffs. Read below as Jordan talks about the dunk in promotion of the release for NBA 2K14:
“My most memorable dunk that I think about very, very often is the Patrick Ewing dunk. That’s only because Patrick and I are such great friends. [Charles] Oakley was a part of that whole process because he thought he could defend. We got into a screen-and-roll and I spun back and Patrick, I told him Georgetown guys don’t block shots they just take charges. And I dunked it so hard on him it was unbelievable.”
Frankly kids, he’s the best ever to play the two-position.