The one and only Michael Jordan turns 50 on Sunday, — crazy how time flies, huh — and in honor of his half century of greatness, Sports Illustrated has given him the cover of their publication for the 50th time.
No coincidence there or anything.
LeBron still has a long way to go to touch MJ’s SI cover record, and probably won’t ever come close. The next to follow are Muhammad Ali (37), Tiger Woods (24) and Magic Johnson (23).
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The cover features Jordan’s iconic slam dunk contest moment from 1988. You know, the free-throw line dunk that everyone and their mother has tried to replicate since. Jordan scored a perfect 50 on the dunk and the rest, as we say, is history.
Happy 50th birthday G.O.A.T.
The insane, wild, epic, roller coaster ride that was Game 6 of the NBA Finals got Metta World Peace making all sort of crazy announcements via Twitter.
Ray Allen’s late three-pointer to send Game 6 into overtime was so epic that fans recalled his equally epic role as Jesus Shuttlesworth in “He Got Game.”
Miami Heat big man Chris Bosh came through in a huge way, blocking Danny Green in overtime to force a deciding Game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals.
Lebron James skied up for a huge block of Tim Duncan during Game 6 of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs.
The one and only Ray Allen buried a three-pointer from the corner to send an already epic Game 6 of the NBA Finals into overtime.
Count Metta World Peace among those impressed by LeBron James’ fourth quarter Game 6 efforts without his headband on.