During Game 1 of the 1992 NBA Finals against Portland,
Jordan set a Finals record at the time with 6 three-pointers
in a half. It was the shrug to Marv and Magic, after
effortlessly hitting the 6th three, that sealed
this as one of the greatest moments in NBA history.
Jordan finished with 39 points in a 122-89 blowout
of the Blazers.
Jordan's first encounter against the Chicago Bulls,
after returning to the NBA as a member of the Wizards,
would be a memorable one. With a game-high 29 points
and the lead, the 38 year old MJ would get his shot
partially blocked in the final seconds, giving the
Bulls hope as Ron Mercer jumped out on a fast break.
As Mercer was about to lay the ball in, Jordan appeared
and wouldn't merely just block the shot, but pin
the ball against the backboard with both hands and
bring it down. Preserving the Wizards' 89-83 win,
January 4th 2002.
A lot of people like to forget about Jordan's 2
seasons with the Wizards, but he still had some
great moments there. It was a true testament to
his love of the game, and his competitive spirit.
"I can accept failure, but I can't accept not
Always a highlight moment, and declared Jordan's
greatest move in the Ultimate Jordan DVD set, the
triple pump circus layup against the New Jersey
Nets on February 17th, 1991. Showcasing MJ's incredible
hang-time, as he moves the ball right, left, and
down around defenders before finally throwing it
off the glass on the other side of the basket.
Had some computer trouble, which is why I haven't
made a video in 2 months. Hopefully I'll be able
to put out a couple more before we get our hands
NBA Playoffs Commercial recreated with NBA 2K11.
Now, you might be asking "Why Matt?" haha.
I just did the 1996 Finals moment for the "What
Is Love" video, and I've been seeing this commercial
everyday, so I thought "what the hell".
Didn't take long to put together, and it was pretty
fun to do as well. Back to our regularly scheduled
programming after this.
Michael Jordan Nike commercial recreation. This
is the abbreviated version of the 4+ minute "Love
Supreme" commercial that ran during Jordan's
final season in the NBA, I opted for the 30 second
ad to keep my sanity haha. Couple new shots thrown
in with the classic moments I've already recreated.
In honor of the Bulls finishing off the Hawks, we
go back 14 years ago today, May 13th, 1997. In the
opening minutes during Game 5 of the 1997 Eastern
Conference Semifinals against the Hawks, Jordan
finally got his dunk on Mount Mutombo and gave Dikembe
his own signature finger wave. Chicago won the game
and clinched the series, 4-1.
With the 1997 NBA Finals tied at 2 games a piece,
Michael Jordan overcame a stomach virus to lift
the Bulls past the Jazz in Game 5. Finishing with
38 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals and 1
block. I've only done this one once before, in 2K9.
It took me a while to get to it because I didn't
want to just rehash my 2K9 version. It wasn't until
I decided to put that music to it that everything
fell into place, and allowed me to really tell the
story behind the game.
Another fantastic Michael Jordan Nike/Jumpman commercial
recreated in NBA 2K11. A lot of work went into this
one, as I had to replace the background for every
shot. Mostly because I wanted lower angles that
aren't possible with the replay camera, so I was
able to just give the illusion of a lower angle
by removing the court floor in those shots. Even
the free throw line dunk had to have the background
removed, since you can't get that angle in Practice
Mode, I had to do it with a full crowd behind him.
Please 2K, give the replay camera some more flexibility
in 2K12, haha.
Check it out on YouTube
and show Gametrailers
some love for selecting it User Movie of the Week!
Michael Jordan Nike Commercial remade using NBA
2K11. This is a recreation of my 2K10 version (so,
a recreation of a reimagining of a Nike commercial
to be exact, ha). I went with the same moments that
I chose for the original because they fit so well
with the audio, a couple heartbreaking moments for
all MJ fans. The steal in Orlando, Game 1 of the
1995 Eastern Conference Semifinals - and Game 4
of the 1998 Eastern Conference Finals against the
Pacers, where Michael's potential game winner rolled
out. We finish off, of course, with his Last Shot
as a member of the Chicago Bulls in the 1998 NBA
Two quick new ones from 1993, both signature celebrations
were in the game so I couldn't resist.
Jordan Posterizes Mourning: YouTube
Michael Jordan jams over Alonzo Mourning. The exclamation
on a 52 point game, that saw the Bulls defeat the
Hornets 123-108 - March 12th, 1993.
The Shot II: YouTube
Game 4 of the 1993 Eastern Conference Semifinals
saw Jordan once again drain the shot at the buzzer
to eliminate the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Playoffs.
This time hitting the game winner over "The
Jordan Stopper" Gerald Wilkins.
I knew I had to redo this one for 2K11, took a bit
longer to do than I expected but I think it turned
out good. MJ always thrived when playing in Madison
Square Garden. Featured here is Jordan's First Game
at MSG in 1984, The Posterizing Dunk on Ewing in
1991, The 55 Point Comeback in 1995, and his Last
Game at MSG as a member of the Chicago Bulls in
1998. As well as a couple other moments sprinkled
Game 3 in the 1st Round of the 1991 NBA Playoffs
brought about one of Jordan's signature moments.
With under a minute to go in the first half, Jordan
escaped the smothering D of Starks & Oakley,
then dunked right over Patrick Ewing for the basket
and the foul. The Bulls went on to win the game
and knock off the Knicks, on the way to their first
Michael Jordan Nike (Air Jordan XXI) commercial
re-created in NBA 2K11. I've had my eye on this
one from the start, I just had to work up to it
by doing all the classic moments depicted in it
first. And no, I never once considered trying to
make little kid CAPs to do this with... perhaps
a little nod to that by slipping Muggsy Bogues in
there though haha.
Michael Jordan's last shot as a member of the Chicago
Bulls, defeating the Utah Jazz in Game 6 of the
1998 NBA Finals to capture his 6th and final NBA
Championship, re-created in NBA 2K11. This is one
I've done every year in one form or another. I know
people will ask "where's the push-off?",
the left hand swipe I used to simulate that for
2K9 and 10 was removed from the step-back animation
this year. So I knew I had to at least get Russell
to fall this time.
Michael Jordan hits "The Shot" over Ehlo,
eliminating the Cavs from the first round of the
1989 NBA Playoffs. Re-created in NBA 2K11. This
is one I've been wanting to do again since 2K8,
I've been waiting for the short shorts and we finally
got it. Funny enough though, the famous jump celebration
is in the long shorts, since the only way I could
get that animation was from "The Last Dance"
Michael Jordan Nike commercial re-created in NBA
2K11. Much like my "Look Me In The Eyes"
video, I had to take the audio and match the video
to it's context, since the ad featured no game footage.
I was able to recreate the first two shots though,
with some help from Google Earth's 3D buildings
of Chicago. And inspired by the recent mashup of
this and the "What should I do?" ad, I
had to throw LeBron James in there at the end.
Michael Jordan Nike commercial re-created in NBA
2K11. This one has been requested a lot, and I was
still in the commercial-making mood :) I could've
kept all the reaction shots inside the arena, but
I thought I would have a little fun with it by dusting
off my copy of GTA IV for those. Even Niko loves
"23 vs 39" Michael Jordan Gatorade commercial
re-created using NBA 2K11. I initially thought I
wouldn't be able to do this again in 2K11 because
some of the animations I used in the 2K10 one were
gone, but I found some workarounds, including playing
one in reverse. I took a "Where Amazing Happens"
approach to the final scene in the seats, which
allowed me to get a closer look to the original,
right down to the towel and gadorade bottles.
Michael Jordan with his signature no-look over the
head layup against the Knicks, in several 3D angles.
The 3D was achieved in replay mode by recording
one view, then shifting to a slightly different
view to replicate the left and right eye. Not through
the official 3D capability coming to the PS3 version
this month, so dynamic physics like jersey movement
don't match up perfectly here.
Check it out on YouTube
for all the lens options or Gametrailers
for a smooth cross-eyed format.
"The Shrug" in the style of the NBA's
"Where Will Amazing Happen This Year"
campaign. I know everyone has and will be recreating
this moment in the game so I decided to use it for
this annual video, which has that little unique
spin on it.
Featuring young Michael Jordan. I was able to work
around the red circle with closeups and raising
the camera above it. I also found that the scoreboard
often doesn't show up during replay in the 1st quarter
if I put a second controller on the opposing team
Wallpapers from "NBA 2K11: Where Amazing Happens"
are up, in the classic format and full.
Side note: I went into practice mode to see how
an updated Jordan vs Jordan would work.... not good.
A lot of the animations I used in the 2K10 one have
been axed. That great swagger walk is replaced by
a very robotic, slow, and twitchy walk. They can
no longer just hold the ball and look, they're always
bent over and moving as if being guarded. So while
it would benefit obviously from the new Jordan models,
the execution wouldn't nearly be as good. Downright
Another year, another "Where Amazing Happens"
video to kick it off. I did some late changes in
what photos to do once I got the game, I noticed
they captured Jordan's yell from after he posterized
Mourning so I wanted to feature that. Of course,
Mourning was a casualty of losing the all-decade
teams, 2K10 Zo makes an appearance.
"Where Amazing Happens" Coming Soon October 6th, 2010
As I'm sure most of you know by now, NBA 2K11 is
incredible! I'm still deep into the Jordan Challenge
mode but I am working on the annual "Where
Amazing Happens" video as you can see above.
It's great to finally play as the real Michael Jordan
along with the rest of the classic teams, but I
have some bad news:
There's no way to remove the circle indicator in
replay mode anymore. This use to be done by hitting
LB+RB. I'm hopeful that this will be patched back
in. I certainly don't want to do videos with the
red circle in them, and Reelmaker isn't a real option
since save replays look worse than ever, using an
incredibly low resolution.
So like last year with the retired numbers issue,
we'll have to wait and see if this gets resolved
in a patch before I can start doing my videos.
Michael Jordan NBA 2K11 Teaser Trailer made with
NBA 2K10. If you've been living under a rock, Michael
Jordan finally makes his next-gen video game debut
October 5th, on the cover of NBA 2K11 and playable
in the game! I was so pumped that I wanted to do
something, so I put together this little "teaser"
video using my CAP in 2K10. I made sure not to show
his face much, but it is visible twice for a couple
frames along with what I hope they add in 2K11 -
MJ's signature tongue.
2K Sports has confirmed the rumors, Michael Jordan
is the cover athlete for NBA2K11! Release date is
set for October 5th. I Hope they go all out with
his signature play and celebrations. With the tongue
wagging on drives and dunks so I can finally stop
having to photoshop it in haha.