Michael Jordan had the New York Knicks’ number most of the time, but there were a handful of moments when the Knicks got the best of him.
It was bad enough for New York Knicks fans to suffer through Michael Jordan‘s dominance when he was playing, but the ESPN documentary The Last Dance has uncovered old wounds. Featuring Jordan’s rivalry against the Knicks in episodes 5 and 6, Knicks fans who tune in to the historical series are forced to witness their team succumbing to Jordan once again.
Whether you root for the Knicks, or not, you surely know about some of Jordan’s most memorable performances against New York, as many are featured in highlights of his overall career.
There’s the double nickel game, his dunk over Ewing, and I will just stop there so you don’t have to think about each one of these moments again.
But what about the times when the Knicks got the best of MJ? Despite his perfect record against the Knicks in the playoffs, they were never an easy out, perhaps one of his toughest opponents during his six-championship run, and a few times, the Knicks got the best of him along the way.
To make Knicks fans feel a little better about themselves after watching Jordan dominate their team so many times, let’s take a look back at the best moments when New York beat basketball’s greatest player.