words // Zack Schlemmer

On March 28th 1995, Michael Jordan, fresh off his return to the NBA after his first retirement and still wearing uniform #45, came to Madison Square Garden and dropped 55 points against the New York Knicks. Not only did Michael break his own record of most points scored at Madison Square Garden(previously 51), he did it against one of the best defensive teams in the league of the 1994-95 season. Ironically, after scoring 55 points, Jordan won the game by passing to a wide open Bill Wennington for an easy dunk in the last seconds of the fourth quarter.  In only his fifth game after retirement, it was safe to say Michael Jordan was officially back!

On Mike's feet for this infamous game were, of course, the Air Jordan X "Chicago".  With this shoe set to retro this Saturday, January 21st for the first time ever, let's look back at this legendary game with two videos full of plenty of looks at the shoe.  The first video is a narrated recap of the game and the second contains play by play highlights from the entire game.  Enjoy!

      (pic via the best ten)