Throwback Thursday: Michael Jordan vs. Larry Bird (1986)
Two years into Michael Jordan’s career people could already see he would be one of the best players to ever play the game. And this game is testament to that claim. While MJ scored a whopping 63 points this game, Larry Bird and the Celtics still came out with the victory. With 36 points from Bird and 27 from McHale, the Celtics did their best to fight off Michael Jordan as he went on an unprecedented scoring rampage. Some basketball enthusiasts consider this to be one of the greatest games ever played, especially since Michael Jordan scored all those points against a team that was 40-1 at home. This is also the game Larry Bird delivered the famous quote: “God disguised as Michael Jordan.” Take a look at some of the highlights above!