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JORDAN LEADS CHICAGO TO ITS FIRST-EVER NBA TITLE
1990-91 Season Highlights


Michael led the Bulls to the team's first NBA Championship in 1990-91.

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   RECAP
Jordan added the only important item missing from his basketball resume when he guided the Bulls to an NBA Championship in 1990-91. During the regular season, the Bulls won a club-record 61 contests to take the Central Division by 11 games. An All-Star and a member of both the All-NBA First Team and the NBA All-Defensive First Team, Jordan also won the league MVP Award for the second time in his career. With a regular-season scoring average of 31.5 points per game, he picked up his fifth straight scoring title as he topped 40 points in a game 11 times. He averaged 6.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists and ranked third in the league in steals at 2.72 per game.

The Bulls waltzed through the postseason, sweeping the New York Knicks in the opening round, cruising past the Philadelphia 76ers with only one loss in the conference semifinals, and then sweeping the archrival Detroit Pistons in four games in the Eastern Conference Finals. After losing Game 1 of the NBA Finals to the Los Angeles Lakers, the Bulls won the next four contests to claim their first-ever title. Jordan averaged 31.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 8.4 assists during the team's postseason ride and earned the NBA Finals MVP Award.

  HONORS
NBA Most Valuable Player
NBA Finals Most Valuable Player
All-NBA First Team
NBA All-Defensive First Team
NBA All-Star Starter


   REGULAR-SEASON STATS
YEAR TEAM G GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% OFF DEF TOT APG SPG BPG PPG
90-91 Chi 82 82 37.0 .539 .312 .851 1.4 4.6 6.0 5.5 2.72 1.0131.5

   PLAYOFF STATS
YEAR TEAM G GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% OFF DEF TOT APG SPG BPG PPG
90-91 Chi 17 1740.5 .524 .385 .845 1.1 5.3 6.4 8.4 2.35 1.3531.1

   FINALS STATS
YEAR TEAM G GS MPG FG% FT% OFF DEF TOT APG SPG BPG PPG
1991 Chi 5 544.0 .558 .848 1.6 5.0 6.6 11.4 2.80 1.4031.2

   REGULAR-SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
at Milwaukee Bucks
Jordan elevates over the lane, switches hands and knocks in the layup against Milwaukee.
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at Cleveland Cavaliers
Craig Ehlo is victimized again as MJ manages to hit the incredible over-the-shoulder flip.
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vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Where's he going? Try keeping up with MJ on this play. Gerald Wilkins couldn't and the result was a slam.
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vs. Detroit Pistons
The Pistons try to trap Michael, but he rubs Joe Dumars off on the screen and knocks down the pull-up jumper.
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vs. Phoenix Suns
Your Airness snags the rebound and goes coast-to-coast for the powerful jam against the Suns.
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   PLAYOFF HIGHLIGHTS
Michael makes the move against the Lakers in Game 2 of the 1991 Finals.
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MJ pulls up and drains the clutch jumper over Byron Scott to force overtime in Game 3 of the '91 Finals.
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Michael Jordan sends the Bulls into the locker room happy with the halftime-buzzer beating jumper to extend Chicago's lead.
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Michael Jordan beats the Lakers down the floor and rises for the one-hand windmill jam.
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Having at last reached his goal, Jordan hugs the trophy and accepts congratulations from his father after clinching the 1991 title.
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   ALL-STAR HIGHLIGHTS
MJ penetrates, goes to the left hand and hits on the layup during the 1991 All-Star Game.
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Michael Jordan sprints into the middle of the lane, lifts off and drops in the flying finger-roll.
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   STREAMING VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Michael's Most Amazing Move?
In Game 2 of the 1991 NBA Finals against the Lakers, Michael Jordan made a spectacular move that seemed even more unbelievable every time it was replayed.
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