Happy birthday to The GOAT, Michael Jordan. To celebrate, we're taking a look at the iconic Air Jordan models he wore for the NBA games he played on his birthday. It actually only happened four times throughout his career: 1985, 1992, 1993, and 1998. With that being said, if you're an educated Air Jordan fan, you can probably guess the models he was wearing. But maybe not the colorway. Find each birthday shoe and his stats for the games below.
You’ll have to go all the way back to 1985 in his rookie season to find the first instance of Michael Jordan hitting the hardwood on his birthday. That year, the Chicago Bulls took on the Milwaukee Bucks in a game in which Jordan scored 26 points in the Air Jordan 1 “Black Toe.”
Flash forward to February 17, 1992, and Jordan once again suited up on his birthday, this time against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Never one to let up against the Cavs, even on his birthday, Mike poured in 46 points while wearing the Air Jordan 7 “Hare.”
Jordan must have been licking his chops when he saw he was once again playing on his birthday the following season in 1993. That year’s opponent, the Utah Jazz, couldn’t contain “His Airness” as he put up a 27 point effort in the Air Jordan 8 “Bugs Bunny.”
Though we didn’t know it at the time, Michael Jordan’s final season with the Chicago Bulls was a victory lap of sorts. Jordan rocked the Air Jordan 13 “Cherry” for his final birthday basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in 1998.