When I saw that today was Michael Jordan‘s 46th birthday, there were a multitude of clips that I wanted to post. But when I thought about it, there was really one that stood out among the rest: MJ’s 43 points at 40-years-old.
Four days after droppin’ 40 on his 40th birthday, MJ scored 43 points in 43 minutes (including the game-winning layup), as the Wizards beat the Nets in front of a sold out MCI Center crowd. Becoming the first 40-year-old in NBA history to score 40 or more, MJ was unstoppable, making 18-of-30 shots and 7-of-8 free throws to go along with 10 rebounds and four steals. It was Jordan’s 173rd 40-point game. Happy Birthday Mike!