Michael Jordan in the Air Jordan 2

Today in Performance Sneaker History: Michael Jordan Reaches 3000 Points in a Season Wearing Air Jordan II

Over the course of NBA history, there have been countless records set. Many of them are matched by a number of players, but there are some achievements which only truly elite players are able to pull off. On April 16, 1987, Michael Jordan joined the latter group, by becoming just the second player to score 3,000 points in a single NBA season. Jordan had 3,041 as the season came to a close. The only other player to pull off this feat is Wilt Chamberlain, who managed to do it on three different occasions.

In 1987, Jordan was laced up in one of his earliest signature models: the Air Jordan II. Although the legacy was just beginning to be written, the Air Jordan 2 featured a number of groundbreaking traits, such as the use of premium Italian leathers for comfort and the lack of lateral Nike branding. The Air Jordan II was worn by Mike for a number of memorable moments, but the defining moment of the AJ2’s legacy came at the close of the ’86-87 NBA season.

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