By John K. · Published May 30th, 2012
A lot of older Jordan fans react to the ‘Raptors’ nickname with hesitation, and rightfully so; the sneakers debuted when the Toronto Raptors weren’t even a thought, but upon the 2002 Retro release, the Raptors name stuck like glue (the Raptors were one of the most popular teams of the league thanks to the talents of Vince Carter). If we could give these another nickname, it would be the ‘Shrug’; during Game 1 of the ’92 NBA Finals, Michael Jordan pulled of the greatest ‘half’ of play in Finals history, scoring 35 points while hitting six three-pointers. What makes that exhibit so special was that Michael, despite being the offensive juggernaut, didn’t truly operate around the perimeter – that wasn’t his forte. It was during that streak of three-pointers that pulled the Bulls away from the Blazers in Game 1, which let to an eventual blow-out victory. Of course, what we remember is Jordan’s iconic shrug as he jogged by the scorers table, which would later serve as one of the most iconic Jordanisms in history! A new gallery is just ahead, so let us know if you think ‘The Shrug’ should catch on as the newest nickname for these OG Jordans! Photos: taobao
Air Jordan VII
Black/True Red-Dark Charcoal-Club Purple
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