Friday, September 16, 2011
NBA Lockout Day 78
January 12, 1993 was the first meeting ever between Shaquille O'Neal and Michael Jordan. Shaq was exciting the O-Rena fans every home game as a rookie. The defending champions came in struggling a bit, so they were not about to get beat by the LSU product. Of course, that would occur 4 days later into the season. Air Jordan would swat Shaq's first shot attempt, but O'Neal would have the usual double-double game we'd come to expect.
Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5. Part 6. Part 7. Yeah the Bulls over-matched us, but it became quite evident that Shaq feared no one and that this Orlando Magic franchise was on the rise. Jordan would put up 23 points. Horace Grant and Scottie Pippen's triple-double would lead the way on this night. Nick Anderson added a huge double-double for the home town team.