Michael Jordan Era in the NBA
NBA history – when Michael Jordan scored 69 points, his career record
On March 28, 1990, the Bulls beat the Cavaliers in the extension with 69 points, 18 rebounds, six assists, four steals, two losses and a Michael Jordan cap: “it must be the best performance of my career. When I scored 63 points against Boston, we lost. Winning tastes so much better.”
He linked three titles to the NBA’s top scorer (the top three of the ten he achieved throughout his career). He had just been selected for the All-Star Game for the sixth time. It had been MVP in 1987-88. Michael Jeffrey Jordan was an excellent player. But he was still far from being the greatest of all time. Titles, global recognition, and eternal glory were to come.
Story NBA: The famous “I’m back” Jordan
This story takes place in one day. March 28, 1990. I mean, just 29 years ago. It would have to be a few months earlier. In the 1989 and 1988 playoffs, the Cavaliers stumbled successively on the same stone. The Chicago Bulls. Michael Jordan’s team. In the late ’80s, Cleveland had orchestrated a good team, which showed Mark Price, Ron Harper, Larry Nance (father of today’s wing-power forward for the Cavs), Brad Daugherty and Hot Rod Williams.
Moreover, they had closed the 1988-89 campaign with a promising record of 57 wins by 25 losses. By then, Ohio’s Best Franchise Brand since its inception in 1970. But in the playoffs, again in the fifth and final match of the first round, Cleveland bowed his knee to Chicago.
Jordan, The Black Beast of Cleveland
To top it off, in the first three matches of the next regular league, the team led by Lenny Wilkens was unable to win in three even matches. A curse they hoped to break on the night of March 28, 1990. Jordan and his companions were visiting the demolished Richfield Coliseum again. An equilibrate duel that broke down in favor of the visitors. Although Cleveland’s Pride managed to slow down air’s offensive production and force the extension.
The Jordan myth and the child who idolized a ghost, LeBron
An extra time in which His Airness scored more points (9) than all Cavs (8). Hence the 113-117 final. A game we wouldn’t talk about almost three decades after it wasn’t for 69 points (23/37 in field shots), 18 rebounds, six assists, four steals, two losses and a stopper in 50 minutes of Jordan. “Must be the best game of my career. When I scored 63 points against Boston, we lost. Winning tastes much better”, he commented Then after sinking, once again, to the Cavaliers. The meeting he referred to was the one in which Larry Bird ended up pronouncing a phrase for the annals at the old Boston Garden: “I think tonight God has disguised himself as a basketball player.”
Few have had the competitive character of Brooklyn. A voracious hunger for victory. He was the only target. There were no excuses. “I didn’t think about tiredness because I wanted to win the game. Many times I scored a lot, but we ended up losing. Didn’t want this to be repeated. So I kept pushing and talking to myself. He said, ” Don’t stop, don’t stop. Is still insisting,” unveiled after going 69 points — the biggest score of his career.
Interview with Willy: “Jordan tells me to be a beast.”
“There’s only one in a million. One in a million.” John Williams, he ended up surrendered to His Majesty. A curiosity, in that Cleveland, played 6 minutes a such Steve Kerr. Player of the role that would be present in the second three-peat of the Warriors and the current coach of the Warriors.
69 points with only two triples scored
That meeting in Cleveland marked, including the postseason, the fourth night His Majesty reached 60 points. In total, there are five of them. In all those outstanding performances he turned a total of 3 triples. 2 (in 6 attempts) they were endorsed to the Cavaliers 29 years ago today. Since then, only three players have been able to overcome Air’s record: Devin Booker (70 in 2017), David Robinson (71 in 1994) and Kobe Bryant (81 in 2006).