All The Best Times Michael Jordan Embarrassed The Hell Out Of His Opponents

Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls

Getty Image

Well, would you look at that, it’s Michael Jordan’s 53rd birthday today. Happy birthday, Mike! He’s possibly the greatest basketball player ever, he owns his own basketball team, and his line of shoes is the most coveted in the world. So, what do you get for the man who seemingly has everything? A box of Cuban cigars? Probably appreciated, but also probably redundant — you know he’s got a humidor full of them already. A membership at Augusta National Golf Club? Now we’re talking, but it still isn’t what’s closest to MJ’s heart.

You know and I know that there’s nothing Michael enjoys more than winning. And not just winning, but winning in such a way that removes an opponent’s will. Throughout his career, Jordan delighted in when he could really send a message. So, for his birthday, we compiled our favorite moments of MJ straight-up embarrassing fools.

Before we get to the list proper, a couple of moments that we’ve already written about deserve an honorable mention. There was the time Michael eviscerated a guy heckling his shoes by going off in the second half and shushing him like a baby. That was the best, especially considering the sneakers the guy was mocking were the now-iconic AJ XIs, one of the best signature releases in Air Jordan history, and considered by many to be the best.

On the other end of the spectrum is Jordan, a year after his second retirement, mercilessly devastating a young Bulls wing in a one-on-one game while ruthlessly trash talking. Both are treasured memories by MJ fans everywhere, but neither are quite memorable enough to make our list. Speaking of our list…

Around The Web


How Learning To Play ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Changed My Life

When The Donald Trump Circus Comes To Your Small Town

25 Years Of ‘What About Bob?,’ An Ensemble Masterpiece Disguised As A Bill Murray Vehicle

‘Potato Chip’: The Behind-The-Scenes Story Of The Weirdest ‘SNL’ Sketch Ever

A Beginning Filmmaker’s Guide To Traveling The World Via Film Festivals

Sailing Across An Ocean Will Change Your Life — Here’s What To Know Before You Go

This 28-Year-Old Master Craftsman Has A Knack For Carving Out Works Of Art

By: 05.11.16

Meat Pies And Pubs: Experiencing The Insanity Of A Premier League Match

You’ll Tell Your Grandkids About Steph Curry’s Historic And Unforgettable Performance In Game 4

The Story Of Frybread — From Cheap Staple To Cultural Touchstone

A Fact-Soaked Odyssey Through Kentucky’s Bourbon Country

This Woman Is Fighting The Stigma Of Sex Work In America In Hopes Of Getting Her Child Back