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RARE: Michael Jordan allowed his Bulls teammates to loot the Nike warehouse in an iconic move

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A 1988 documentary filmed Michael Jordan giving a candy bar to two of his Bulls teammates at a Nike warehouse. This clip is from a documentary titled Michael Jordan & Co., which shows Jordan, Charles Oakley and Sam Vincent shopping at Nike in Portland.

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Jordan is shown in the video receiving a pair of Air Ace 3/4 sneakers this were specially reserved for him. Immediately, he was joined by Chicago Bulls teammates Charles Oakley and Sam Vincent, exploring the Nike aisles at their leisure.

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Filming took place the same year as Tinker Hatfield developed the Air Jordan 3 and unveiled the new Jumpman logo, delaying Jordan’s stance to leave Nike.

Michael Jordan and the Bulls in 1988-89

During the 1988-89 season, Jordan appeared in 81 games. He had one of the best all-around statistical seasons when he once again led the league in PPG and set extraordinary highs in rebounds and assists. Additionally, Jordan has channeled his inner Oscar Robertson by hitting 15 triple-doubles this season.

Moreover, this season, Jordan had 5 50-point performances, including 3 in the first month. Not only did he set a season high with 53 points against the Phoenix Suns, but he also set a season high for rebounds with 14, which he achieved five times. On March 24, he gave away a season-high 17 cents against the Trail Blazers.

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In the playoffs, Jordan on average 34.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 7.6 assists per game. Additionally, Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to the Eastern Conference Finals that season. Plus, he hit the iconic jumper over Craig Ehlo in the Game 5 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round.

Consequently, Jordan got a triple-double in Game 1 of the next round against the New York Knicks, and the Bulls won the series 4-2. With that, the Chicago Bulls switched to the ECF. The Bulls had a 2-1 series lead against Detroit but lost the remaining three games to the Pistons, who then won the ring. However, this only fueled Jordan’s determination to win a championship, as he did in subsequent years.

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Was Jordan’s best 1988-89 season with the Bulls based on stats? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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