NBA legend Michael Jordan has hit a long list of memorable shots throughout his incredible career. However, there’s one historic shot he made that apparently not many people have seen.
Rare footage of Jordan’s first ever “career points” at North Carolina has surfaced on YouTube — the first of many.
Watch “Mike” Jordan in 1981 below:
Yahoo! Sports has more details on the shot:
The above video is from Jordan’s first game at North Carolina in 1981, a 74-67 victory over fellow national power Kansas. It includes the introduction of Jordan in the Tar Heels’ starting lineup, his first shot attempt and his first collegiate basket, a short baseline jumper made possible by his defender closing out too hard and getting beaten off the dribble.
The fact Jordan started his first game at North Carolina was notable because Dean Smith fancied the idea of starting freshmen about as much as crowd surfing in the Duke student section. Jordan was only the fourth Tar Heels player ever to start the opening game of his freshman season.