1992 NBA finals
Before the 1992 NBA finals between the Bulls and the Portland Trail Blazers, hoopheads seriously wondered whether Portland’s Clyde Drexler was just as good as MJ. Blasphemy. Jordan settled the debate right away, scoring 35 points — including six three-pointers — in the first half of Game 1. After nailing the last trey, Jordan turned to Magic Johnson, who was sitting courtside as a commentator for NBC, and shrugged his shoulders. “I even surprised myself with how hot I was,” Jordan said afterward. The Bulls successfully defended their NBA title, beating the Blazers in six games.