Concept Lab // Air Jordan 6 “Trail Blazers”
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, then onto Mike’s very first against the Showtime Lakers, we now move onto the team who passed up on Micahel in the 1984 NBA draft, the Portland Trail Blazers, who faced off against the reigning Champs in 1992.
The stage was set for the two #1 seeds of the respective divisions faced off in the 1992 NBA Finals. The two teams went game for game over the first 5 tip-offs, The Bulls taking the 3-2 lead before heading into game 6. the pressure was on Portland to force a game 7, not an easy thing to do on the road, especially against Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. The duo combined for 59 points off .542 and .529 shooting respectively. They were unstoppable. Clyde Drexler had a nightmare, shooting 8-24 — the difference in the Blazers narrow 93-97 defeat.
With back to back Championships locked up for the Bulls, it was official: the dynasty had begun.
Stay tuned for the next installment of our Air Jordan 6 “Six Rings” Concept Collection, where we look ahead to the 1997 and 1998 series against John Stockton and Karl Malone’s Utah Jazz.
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Air Jordan 6 “Trail Blazers”
From the HOUSE OF HEAT Concept Lab