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On This Date February 27th, 1996

February 27, 1996
On this Date February 27th, 1996, the Bulls defeated Minnesota 120-99 at the United Center and improved to 50-6, reaching 50 wins with the fewest losses in a season of any major professional sports team (NBA, NHL, NFL, MLB) this century.

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On This Date February 18th, 1996

February 18, 1996
On This Date February 18th, 1996 Chicago's Michael Jordan pours in 44 points and teammate Scottie Pippen adds 40 during the Bulls' 110-102 road win at Indiana, as they become the ninth pair of NBA teammates (and just the sixth in a non-overtime game) to score 40 or more points in the same game.

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Happy Birthday Michael Jordan

Happy 57th Birthday Michael Jordan!



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On This Date February 8th, 1998

February 8, 1998
On This Date February 8th, 1998 Michael Jordan scored 23 points, grabbed six rebounds and also dished a team-high eight assists on way to being named the 1998 NBA All-Star Game MVP. Jordan became the oldest All-Star Game MVP, winning the award nine days before his 35th birthday. One night earlier, Utah's Jeff Hornacek survived an overtime en route to winning the 1998 AT&T Shootout while Cleveland's Zydrunas Ilgauskas, who scored a game high 18 points, is named the Schick Rookie Game MVP. Houston Rocket Clyde Drexler and Houston Comet Cynthia Cooper captured the title in the debut of the Nestlé Crunch All-Star 2ball competition with a 73-61 win over Utah.

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On This Date February 7th, 1987

February 7, 1987
On this Date February 7th, 1987 In Seattle, Michael Jordan started at the opposite foul line to get a running start and took off from the near foul line to dunk without touching the floor in the Nestle Crunch Slam Dunk.

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On This Date, February 6, 1988

On This Date, February 6, 1988
On This Date, February 6th, 1998, the Bulls' Michael Jordan won the Nestle Crunch Slam Dunk with a perfect score of 50 on his final dunk, in front of an appreciative hometown crowd at Chicago Stadium during NBA All-Star Saturday.




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On This Date February 2nd, 1996

February 2, 1996
On This Date, February 2nd, 1996 Chicago's 99-84 road win over the LA Lakers--with Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson meeting on the court for the first time since Game 5 of the 1991 NBA Finals--sets, at the time, a record as the highest-rated NBA game ever on cable TV. The telecast on TNT earns a 7.1 rating and a 13.1 share, being viewed in an average of 4.75 million homes. The rating mark stood until the May 21, 1996 Chicago-Orlando playoff game.
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