Concept Lab // Air Jordan 6 “Lakers”
6 Finals, 6 Wins, 6 Rings.
We’re only a year and a half of the 30th anniversary of the Air Jordan 6. Sure, we’ve still got a lot of celebrating left for the Air Jordan 4 and 5’s big 3-0, but Six has always been a special number for Michael. We all know he won 6 rings from 6 finals appearances. He also won his first ring in the Air Jordan 6, and his number 23: 2 x 3= 6.
In heavy anticipation of 2021’s 30th anniversary of the Air Jordan 6 (also 30 years since MJ won his first Championship) we’ve contrived an Air Jordan 6 “Six Rings” Concept Collection, consisting of six Air Jordan 6s, across five different opponents (Lakers, Portland, Suns, Sonics and Jazz,) plus one very special edition pair that will blow your mind.
After kicking off our Concept Series with Mike’s opponents from the 1993 Finals, the Phoenix Suns, then his first post-retirement against the Sonics in 1996, we’re now taking a trip back to his very first Finals win against Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers in 1991.
This series would mark the end of the Lakers “Showtime” era and the beginning of the Bulls stronghold on the NBA for the next near-decade. It was also the last time Magic Johnson, who was aged 32 at the time, would play his last full season. It really was, in all senses of the word, the changing of the guard. What’s even more impressive is that none of the Bulls players had logged even a minute of NBA Finals experience prior to the series.
Not only did MJ claim the series MVP, averaging 31.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, 11.4 assists, 2.8 steals and 1.4 blocks per game, but he also became the third man in NBA history after George Mikan and Abdul-Jabbar to capture the scoring title and the NBA Finals Championship in the very same season.
It was one of the most significant moments in 90s basketball and of Michael Jordan’s career.
Stay tuned for the next installment of our Air Jordan 6 “Six Rings” Concept Collection, where we look ahead to 1992’s series against the team that passed on MJ on Draft Day, the Portland Trailblazers.
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Air Jordan 6 “Lakers”
From the HOUSE OF HEAT Concept Lab