On this date in 1987 Michael Jordan displayed true offensive wizardry with a 58 point performance against the (awful) New Jersey Nets. His performance set a then Bulls record for single game scoring in a home game, but Jordan went on to score 60+ on the road twice that same season (MJ’s career record is 69 points in 1990)! This dismantlement of the Nets came with no three point attempts, 3 steals and 2 blocks too. Truly amazing.
Fresh off a Dunk Contest Victory and All-Star Game appearance Jordan was ready to wreck the league for the remainder of the 1986-87 season on his way to winning the scoring title.
Check out highlights of the game below! Sadly, we couldn’t find a pictures of Mike wearing his fresh Varsity Red Air Jordan 2s but they’re so crispy that they’re hard to miss.