Michael Jordan 50 point game timeline by Bruce Blitz

Aug 2, 2011
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Round table on Jordan: www.blogtalkradio.com/blitzhardcorepodcast/2011/08/05/michael-jordan-enough-said-lets-talk-about-air-jordan
Players who won Defensive player of the year awards in their career that Michael Jordan dropped 50 point games or higher on:
Sidney Moncrief:
50 Milwaukee 4/13/87
Dennis Rodman:
61 Detroit OT 3/4/87
59 Detroit 3/3/88
Dikembe Mutombo:
50 Denver 3/24/92

Full list of 50 point games or higher:
#1) April 20, 1986 Michael Jordan 63 points vs Boston Celtics
#1 rated NBA defense, 23 years old
#2) November 1, 1986 Michael Jordan 50 points vs New York Knicks
#20 rated NBA defense, 23 years old
#3) January 8, 1987 Michael Jordan 53 points vs Portland Trailblazers
#13 rated NBA defense, 23 years old
#4) February 6, 1987 Michael Jordan 58 points vs New Jersey Nets
#18 rated NBA defense, 23 years old
#5) March 4, 1987 Michael Jordan 61 points vs Detroit Pistons
#5 rated NBA defense, 24 years old
#6) March 24, 1987 Michael Jordan 56 points vs Philadelphia 76ers
#12 rated NBA defense, 24 years old
#7) April 12, 1987 Michael Jordan 53 points vs Indiana Pacers
#8 rated NBA defense, 24 years old
#8) April 13, 1987 Michael Jordan 50 points vs Milwaukee Bucks
#4 rated NBA defense, 24 years old
#9) April 16, 1987 Michael Jordan 61 points vs Atlanta Hawks
#2 rated NBA defense, 24 years old
#10) December 17, 1987 Michael Jordan 52 points vs Cleveland Cavs
#11 rated NBA defense, 24 years old
#11) February 26, 1988 Michael Jordan 52 points vs Portland Trailblazers
#10 rated NBA defense 25 years old
#12) March 3, 1988 Michael Jordan 59 points vs Detroit Pistons
#2 rated NBA defense 25 years old
#13) March 18, 1988 Michael Jordan 50 points vs Boston Celtics
#17 rated NBA defense 25 years old
#14) April 28, 1988 Michael Jordan 50 points vs Cleveland Cavs
#5 rated NBA defense 25 years old
#15) May 1, 1988 Michael Jordan 55 points vs Cleveland Cavs
#5 rated NBA defense 25 years old
#16) November 9, 1988 Michael Jordan 52 points vs Boston Celtics
#20 rated NBA defense 25 years old
#17) November 16, 1988 Michael Jordan 52 points vs Philadelphia 76ers
#24 rated NBA defense 25 years old
#18) November 26, 1988 Michael Jordan 52 points vs Denver Nuggets
#8 rated NBA defense 25 years old
#19) January 21, 1989 Michael Jordan 53 points vs Phoenix Suns
#5 rated NBA defense, 25 years old
#20) February 16, 1989 Michael Jordan 50 points vs Milwaukee Bucks
#6 rated NBA defense, 25 years old
#21) May 5, 1989 Michael Jordan 50 points vs Cleveland Cavs
#2 rated NBA defense, 26 years old
#22) November 3, 1989 Michael Jordan 54 points vs Cleveland Cavs
#10 rated NBA defense, 26 years old
#23) December 20, 1989 Michael Jordan 52 points vs Orlando Magic
#27 rated NBA defense, 26 years old
#24) March 28, 1990 Michael Jordan 69 points vs Cleveland Cavs
#10 rated NBA defense, 27 years old
#25) March 19, 1992 Michael Jordan 51 points vs Washington Bullets
#12 rated NBA defense, 29 years old
#26) March 24, 1992 Michael Jordan 50 points vs Denver Nuggets
#13 rated NBA defense, 29 years old
#27) April 29, 1992 Michael Jordan 56 points vs Miami Heat
#25 rated NBA defense, 29 years old
#28) November 20, 1992 Michael Jordan 54 points vs LA Lakers
#17 rated NBA defense, 29 years old
#29) December 23, 1992 Michael Jordan 57 points vs Washington Bullets
#25 rated NBA defense, 29 years old
#30) January 16, 1993 Michael Jordan 64 points vs Orlando Magic
#11 rated NBA defense, 29 years old
#31) March 12, 1993 Michael Jordan 52 points vs Charlotte Hornets
#19 rated NBA defense, 30 years old
#32) May 31, 1993 Michael Jordan 54 points vs New York Knicks
#1 rated NBA defense, 30 years old
#33) June 16, 1993 Michael Jordan 55 points vs Phoenix Suns
#9 rated NBA defense, 30 years old
#34) March 28, 1995 Michael Jordan 55 points vs New York Knicks
#1 rated NBA defense, 32 years old
#35) March 7, 1996 Michael Jordan 53 points vs Detroit Pistons
#7 rated NBA defense, 33 years old
#36) November 6, 1996 Michael Jordan 50 points vs Miami Heat
#1 rated NBA defense, 33 years old
#37) January 21, 1997 Michael Jordan 51 points vs New York Knicks
#2 rated NBA defense, 33 years old
#38) April 30, 1997 Michael Jordan 55 points vs Washington Bullets
#13 rated NBA defense, 34 years old
#39) December 29, 2001 Michael Jordan 51 points vs Charlotte Hornets
#10 rated NBA defense, 38 years old

Comments
  • 52 ASSHOLES DIS LIKE THIS VIDEO?! THEY DONT KNOW A DAMN THING ABOUT BASKETBALL. but hi everyone has the right to there own opinion... if they are full of shit!

    RAS SANRAS SAN8 years ago
  • Can't wait for Kobe to retire because he will be forgotten in ten years. Then people start comparing Lebron to MJ, and after that who knows. Lets stop comparing someone who is nowhere near statistically to Jordan, especially when you look at the playoffs and the consistency. The only thing they have in common is height and position they play. That's it. Jordan's game was very little flash and few bad shots, Kobe is all flash and terrible shot selection.

    75samuel7575samuel758 years ago
  • The Jordan Rules: Hit Jordan hard! The Kobe Rules: No handchecking!

    Shermstyle23Shermstyle238 years ago
  • Also, I have a website called "Blitz Sports Network", google it. Tons of fun stuff on there to read and watch.

    theAIRJORDANblitztheAIRJORDANblitz9 years ago
  • Just to let you all know, I have a new channel called "BruceBlitzed" and I'm still battling the Kobe Bryant hype machine. Join in on the cause over at my new channel.

    theAIRJORDANblitztheAIRJORDANblitz9 years ago
  • goat....

    elwingyelwingy9 years ago
  • god, that game in new jersey showed how much the bulls fans loved mj. literally every time they saw him get a fast break they'd go CRAZY

    KOforLiddellKOforLiddell9 years ago
  • salute to Mr. Blitz

    AboveThisBogusLifeAboveThisBogusLife9 years ago
  • at 7:57 " YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!" INSANE!!!. thats what oyu call GREATNESS!> PERIOD.! im outtttt! w00!!

    marioni brunomarioni bruno9 years ago
  • i always get goosebumps when i hear ali's voice...

    h0olamanh0olaman9 years ago
  • this is some awesome footage good job

    Don’s Meditations Hooplife Sports EntertainmentDon’s Meditations Hooplife Sports Entertainment9 years ago
  • this is why nobody comes close to MJ... when the going gets tough he just simply got 100x tougher... great video!

    wornoutshoes11wornoutshoes119 years ago
  • He knock that nets player down after the dunk and was like.." move out my way bitch...... im going for 50 tonight!!"

    DeAndre AlexanderDeAndre Alexander9 years ago
  • One word: mid-range.

    Mackenzie RiversMackenzie Rivers9 years ago
  • this guy deserves an award

    ChillyClothChillyCloth9 years ago
  • Wow. This is awesome. I know he's the best, but it's kinda cool to watch to remind us how good he was (we get so used to watching these new guys play and stuff) and also to show those who didn't get a chance to see MJ play, see how good he was. Freakin awesome :D

    samelhombresamelhombre9 years ago
  • WHO D FUCK IS KOBE?!? AND LEBRON JAMES?!? ;)

    VITO MOTO TRAVELVITO MOTO TRAVEL9 years ago
  • Amazing video. I really appreciate it

    brownieman63brownieman639 years ago
  • Somebody please send this to ESPN so they can STFU with the Kobe vs Jordan garbage...

    toppsballertoppsballer9 years ago
  • I have never commented on any of the video on youtube before, but couldn't help myself to show my appreciation to Mr. Blitz for putting together an amazing piece, thanks for reminding me that MJ is simply the greatest of all time.

    tokyotower0015tokyotower00159 years ago
  • Is it me? or is 90% of his shots are complete swish? Ridiculous

    Eduardo GarciaEduardo Garcia9 years ago
  • thank you so much for making this

    Austin LeeAustin Lee9 years ago
  • great job on the video man

    umitsericumitseric9 years ago
  • Michael Jordan is the only player to get a standing ovation on the opponents court, simple amazing.

    Ei8th Wond3rEi8th Wond3r9 years ago
  • Great video Bruce, thanks

    Ei8th Wond3rEi8th Wond3r9 years ago
  • 7:55 to 8:00 was jaw dropping to me. I rarely saw MJ fingeroll.

    Armando RuizArmando Ruiz9 years ago
  • 1:35:10 You can't ice Michael Jordan. Swish...swish.

    VinmanMJ23VinmanMJ239 years ago
  • 11:04 wtf was that? did he just use one hand crunch his body to avoid contact and flips the ball to the basket? holy fuck!!!

    Stacie QStacie Q9 years ago
  • @manutdtreble7 even better player, heck he would average 45-55 ppg under today's no-contact free-perimeter-initiatives!

    Stacie QStacie Q9 years ago
  • Who in the hell dislikes a Michael Jordan video???

    Mario GuerreroMario Guerrero9 years ago
  • cool

    ernesto perezernesto perez9 years ago
  • which other guy you know would put a two and a half hour video together for us, taking the time out of his day, major props

    Jay LincolnJay Lincoln9 years ago
  • lol @ 2:09 "Jordan, trying to fake bird...can't do it...." (bottoms). Haha great announcing.

    socalbonzisocalbonzi9 years ago
  • i always thought he was the best player ever but after watching this its like holy crap how is it possible for anyone to be this good? hes unstoppable. amazing video thanks!

    リョウタリョウタ9 years ago
  • Craig Ehlo is humiliated in every way possible throughout the video

    Horacio BellaHoracio Bella9 years ago
  • god damn jordan was so fast its ridiculous

    DogotxenDogotxen9 years ago
  • THE BEST VIDEO ON USworlds THANK YOU!!

    doomy88kentdoomy88kent9 years ago
  • @devinhesterbears23 That's the truth. He made it a staple of his game to get his teammates involved for the duration of almost every first half he played in during his prime. He didn't try to take over the game more on his own until the second half. I can tell you this with conviction because I sat here and watched almost all of those games live.

    theAIRJORDANblitztheAIRJORDANblitz9 years ago
  • "DOWN GOES FRAZIER" that gave me chills

    dnewhomeboy45dnewhomeboy459 years ago
  • wow, this is awesome :) thank you !

    Ido midoIdo mido9 years ago
  • 1:44:47 that pump fake reverse pivot move requires so much footwork. i'm pretty sure kobe learned that move from watching jordan game tapes such as these. not saying jordan invented the move, but i'm pretty sure many can agree that they haven't seen a move like that used very often by other players. remember kobe using this move on top of the key at MSG for his 61 point game?

    PhilPhil9 years ago
  • The shot at 6:43 is incredible.

    VinmanMJ23VinmanMJ239 years ago
  • @theAIRJORDANblitz what's the number?

    VinmanMJ23VinmanMJ239 years ago
  • LEGENDARY

    Tommy TrueMasterTommy TrueMaster9 years ago
  • , , ,Reggie Miller still the GOAT LOL

    ThaLiveKingThaLiveKing9 years ago
  • MJ > Kobe+LeBron Kobe>LeBron

    22dab9522dab959 years ago
  • Can u upload it? I think even MJ himself would want this :)

    Sven GeirnaertSven Geirnaert9 years ago
  • This is probably the best Jordan video I've ever watched. MJ truly spoiled us with his game he could make the most difficult moves seem effortless!!!

    Slim FastSlim Fast9 years ago
  • i kno my friend put a dumb ass comment on here but all i have to say is jordan is the best boi

    Jalen StricklenJalen Stricklen9 years ago
  • @ 34:07 "Michael Jordan is known to be a slow starter... " I nearly pissed my pants laughing

    Brendan LoftusBrendan Loftus9 years ago
  • Why would anyone THUMBS DOWN this??? What is wrong with you people???

    rsx2rsx29 years ago
  • This was a great video MJ is simply in a class of his own!!!

    Slim FastSlim Fast9 years ago
  • Jordan is so good its ridiculous. Some players make you shake your head at their moves. But with MJ, you go past shaking your head and just laugh cuz some of his moves are just absurd.

    Mochi KunMochi Kun9 years ago
  • Michael Jordan also has 12, career 49-point games.

    Bwink23Bwink239 years ago
  • This is siiiiickkk!, Epic, what ever you wanna call it. Thanks for this Bruce. Man this must have taken you months to find all the videos, watch them all, note all the editing points, transfer from VHS to DVD then to the computer or VHS to computer direct (depending on the software you have) plus all editing once you have them all in the computer. You should get in contact with the Bulls or Jordans people (if that's possible) for an official DVD release this is GOLD! People would want it

    NuwavonicNuwavonic9 years ago
  • Holy crap! I've just seen one of the games that my eldest brother actually recorded! It's game 2 of the Bulls Eastern Conference first round contest against Cleveland in the 87-88 season (starts 45 mins into this video). I've still got the tape stashed away in the shed and it's one of my earliest exposures to the genius of Jordan (I was only 8 years old at the time!). Even for a little British brat like me, I could see how special Jordan was a player. He's been my favourite player since! :)

    ChaosCat79ChaosCat799 years ago
  • when jordan steals the ball and dunks it in transtion priceless @ 50:20

    demetrius pinedademetrius pineda9 years ago
  • Did the Bulls win in all these 50 point games Jordan had?

    DbzTeenGohanSSJ2DbzTeenGohanSSJ29 years ago
  • I'm 13. Michael Jordan makes me want \to be great and to never quit. I love watching this guy play because he is such an inspiration and plays with so much emotion. Michael you are my hero and you have taught me to never give up on anything.

    Trace BradshawTrace Bradshaw9 years ago
  • well worth the 2 hours

    dragonle7dragonle79 years ago
  • bruce blitz youre the best bro! more power and God bless you!

    Marc PerezMarc Perez9 years ago
  • nice video nice i love it bruce blitz

    Jed JarinJed Jarin9 years ago
  • now the 2k11 layups make a lot more sense

    djbk4lyf92djbk4lyf929 years ago
  • Best video of the best player I've ever seen, it's the whole package!

    WoutWout9 years ago
  • dislike button should be disabled for this vid

    Jun FloresJun Flores9 years ago
  • @theblitzchannel how long did it take you?? ill guesse 7 months

    NolimitdpgTRU1NolimitdpgTRU19 years ago
  • Somebody needs to tag Scottie Pippen with this video to jog his memory.

    RedClayDSGBRedClayDSGB9 years ago
  • SO fun to watch this...

    NolimitdpgTRU1NolimitdpgTRU19 years ago
  • 53:42 Just saving my spot

    Randy McStonerRandy McStoner9 years ago
  • I just spent the best 2.5 hours of my life on youtube! Thanks BB.

    Jacob LuceroJacob Lucero9 years ago
  • its not his fault he made a 2 1/2 hour long video...its mjs fault! and he was missing some videos! that shows u how his total greatness put together wud last a lifetime!

    Wizards MafiaWizards Mafia9 years ago
  • EPIC DOMINATION! TY Blitz!

    skinny faTonyskinny faTony9 years ago
  • I can't wait till I have time to sit down and watch this whole video.

    VinmanMJ23VinmanMJ239 years ago
  • @theblitzchannel great vid bruce but do you know some chanel that has bird magic guys like that game footage?

    lbj6mj23lbj6mj239 years ago
  • @theAIRJORDANblitz Thanks Mate for doing this for all of us. I can't understand the dislikes. There really are people who are hard to please.

    Hrothgar OltmannsHrothgar Oltmanns9 years ago
  • damn.....a masterpiece.....thank you man !!!!

    Clutch23 ProductionClutch23 Production9 years ago
  • This is the type of video that is going to get me through this stupid lockout. Great video, please keep them coming Mr Blitz!

    SouthernMade318SouthernMade3189 years ago
  • this is the best youtube video i have ever seen

    billbill9 years ago
  • Michael Jordan even made being bald cool. He's the reason basketball players wear baggy shorts. He had a lot of influence on a lot of cultural things beyond basketball.

    VinmanMJ23VinmanMJ239 years ago
  • @theblitzchannel & this.

    theAIRJORDANblitztheAIRJORDANblitz9 years ago
  • @theblitzchannel This

    theAIRJORDANblitztheAIRJORDANblitz9 years ago
  • You are the TRUE Mj fact man.. Im 110% MJ but yet you still cease to amaze me with your numbers! GO MJ!

    BillyBilly9 years ago
  • For anyone who wants to make a comparison with this man. You watch this and you can't, it's impossible. Everything he's doing at his age, this time in the NBA, his mentality, his athleticism, awareness, ball handling, it's uncomparable. Put him in the existing league today at the age he started and he would still be a top player.

    JJ9 years ago
  • Bruce, this is a brilliant theatrical video that you have created for us who admire the brilliant basketball play of one Michael Jeffrey Jordan. Of all of his 50 point games, my favorites were his two 55 point games from 1995 and 1997, and his 52 point explosion against the Hornets in 1993. Jordan had to have had at least 30 other games in his career where he could have scored 50 points or more EASILY, but he was not pressed for stats in that way.

    RICHMOND RENEGADERICHMOND RENEGADE9 years ago
  • 2 and a half hour video? goood shiiet!

    Walter PhennecWalter Phennec9 years ago
  • Ya kobe scored 81 in a game... I bet JOrdan could have gotten 100 if he wanted ... no doubt

    NolimitdpgTRU1NolimitdpgTRU19 years ago
  • very pure jump shot.. rises so well jordan was just so smooth...

    NolimitdpgTRU1NolimitdpgTRU19 years ago
  • @theblitzchannel awesome man...

    NolimitdpgTRU1NolimitdpgTRU19 years ago
  • @theblitzchannel HOLY CRAP BRUCE, this video is on worldstarhiphop . com your fame is getting up there man

    KilluaKillua9 years ago
  • The best ever!!

    Emmanuel Le NevéEmmanuel Le Nevé9 years ago
  • Muy buen video!!!!!!

    jagarbojagarbo9 years ago
  • Mj The greatest Of All Time :)

    Jaromir LecavalierJaromir Lecavalier9 years ago
  • Bruce, you are the greatest man in the history of youtube.

    ThreatVisionThreatVision9 years ago
  • wow wow wow thank you man awesome work!!!

    Alex GomezAlex Gomez9 years ago
  • Btw does anyone know what happened to that Spike Lee MJ-project they wanted to present in Cannes one day?

    GÖ-TVGÖ-TV9 years ago
  • good work man! amazing video P.S: 2:33:00 you're crazy Man ahah

    AWOLAWOL9 years ago
  • great vid man

    desikikidesikiki9 years ago
  • Great job!! Luv this video..

    NU BhattacharjeeNU Bhattacharjee9 years ago
  • @theblitzchannel This has to be one of the greatest things to be on youtube. I can tell you put your heart into it and a whole lot of time. I'm sure Michael will see this, I bet in a few weeks this will be the number one watched Jordan video. If i had kids and they asked about Michael Jordan this is the video i would pull up. Thank you for making this!

    avery hurtavery hurt9 years ago
  • Thank you for taking your time and making this amazing video!

    BallDaCourtBallDaCourt9 years ago
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