words // Brandon Richard
Tonight marks the return of one of the single most beloved shoes from Michael Jordan's signature line, the "Cement" Air Jordan IV. With this in mind, we thought it'd be a great time to take a stroll down memory lane back to the 1988-1989 NBA season, when MJ wore the original pair.
You could arguably file 88-89 as Michael's best all-around season in the NBA. Once again leading the league with an average of 32.5 points per game, Jordan also posted career highs in rebounds and assists per game with 8 in each category. He was also 1st Team All-NBA, 1st Team All-Defense and an All-Star. Unfortunately, it was also the second of three consecutive seasons in which the Chicago Bulls were eliminated from the playoffs by the Detroit Pistons.
Throughout the season, Michael wore the White/Cement, Black/Cement and "Fire Red" colorways of the Air Jordan IV. Check out some photos of him wearing the White/Cement pair below, as well as a video of his 50-point, game-winning shot performance against the Milwaukee Bucks in the same shoes. Good luck picking up your pair(s) tonight!