Remembering Michael Jordan’s Emotional Father’s Day Game

Happy Father's Day


Father’s Day is a special day for dads around the world and many dads love Michael Jordan and the NBA.

So when Michael Jordan dedicated a game to his father on Father’s Day 1996, the Chicago Bulls won their 4th championship. After the win, Michael said, “this was probably the hardest time for me to play the game of basketball.” Understandably, Mike admitted that, “I had a lot of things in my heart and on my mind … and maybe my mind was not geared to [the game].”

It was an iconic moment as MJ was overwhelmed with emotions at the end of the game. He was seen lying on the floor in the locker room crying in memory of his late father who was present for all his victories before that.

Jordan dedicated this championship to his father and coincidentally the closeout game was played on Father’s day. Speaking about the win in a post-game interview, MJ said:

“I can’t even put into words. I know he’s watching. To my wife and kids, to my mother, brother and sister, this is for Daddy.”

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