On Memorial Day, our nation pays its respects to those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice, and given their lives in military service to defend our country. Sports are an inconsequential diversion that we only enjoy because of the sacrifice of service men and women who have bravely served, and died, to protect our freedom.
Traditionally, as families and friends gather together on Memorial Day, the diversion of sports is a fixture for many.
As the sporting world prepares for tonight’s epic Game 7 between the Warriors and the Thunder, it brings to mind possibly the greatest individual performance in Conference Finals history.
23 years ago on Memorial Day, Michael Jordan lit up the Knicks for 54 points in Game 4 of the 1993 Eastern Conference Finals. Jordan’s 54 points are still a Conference Finals record. His legendary performance evened the series at 2 – 2. The Bulls won the series in 6 games en route to a Three-Peat.
Check out the video, and watch Jordan go off.