NBA: Michael Jordan vs Magic Johnson: the history of the game banned by the NBA

Michael Jordan y Magic Johnson they are two of the best players in history. Two legends who changed the dimension of basketball and became icons of world sport in the 80s and 90s thanks, among other things, to their confrontations on the court. Duels like the one they lived in End of season 90-91… O the meeting that never got to be disputed by the refusal of the NBA.

The best of the best team in history, the Dream Team

A clash that remained in the idea of ​​some businessmen who saw the possibility of a millionaire business facing the Lakers base and the Bulls guard in a one-on-one right after Chicago’s triumph in the 1991 Finals, which marked Jordan’s first ring.

Lou DiBella and Seth Abraham raised the possibility of facing both players on a court as if it were a boxing match. An idea that I counted on the go-ahead from Magic, who was willing to participate from the start.

I don’t want to sound cocky, but I have to admit that I will have an advantage

Michael Jordan

“I do not want to sound cocky, but I have to admit that it would have an advantage because it would be a little faster and could use more weapons than him,” Jordan said upon hearing the proposition about a one-on-one that was going to report a million dollars for the winner .

A game that never took place because of an NBA that did not approve the idea: “We are not interested in seeing our players promoted as boxers in Las Vegas,” Gary Bettman, then a lawyer for the NBA, said at the time.

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