RARE: Michael Jordan Playing Golf With Larry Bird and Oscar Nominated Actor in Iconic Photo

Published 01/29/2022, 11:30 AM EST

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Michael Jordan had a successful NBA career as he won six championships during the 90s. However, he made himself a successful businessman after his retirement from basketball as a player. Jordan is also a well-known figure in the movies and TV shows industry due to ‘The Last Dance’ and ‘Space Jam’.

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His Airness starred in Space Jam as a fictional version of himself. The movie was released in 1996 and was a box office success with $250 million worldwide collections. Space Jam won some awards, such as ASCAP awards, Annie awards, Grammy awards, among others.

Now, a picture of Michael Jordan alongside Larry Bird and other crew from the movie has recently resurfaced on Twitter.

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Jordan played golf alongside Larry Bird, actor Bill Murray, and producer Ivan Reitman on the sets of Space Jam. They were captured while playing golf back in 1996.

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Picture of Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Bill Murray, and Ivan Reitman playing golf on the sets of Space Jam

Nominated for the Golden Globe and the Oscar award for his role in ‘Lost in Transition’, Bill Murray played the role of his own fictional version in Space Jam. A picture of him alongside Jordan and Bird has resurfaced on Twitter.

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This is such an iconic picture with legends from different industries. In fact, there’s a scene in the movie when Jordan, Bill Murray, Larry Bird, and his assistant, Stan Podolak, were playing golf.

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However, at that very time, when they were golfing, Looney Tunes took Jordan to their own universe. The toons then explained their situation to Jordan. However, Jordan was reluctant to help them at first. But then he agreed to help them.

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Canadian director/producer Ivan Reitman was also spotted in the picture. Meanwhile, Bill Murray, who is an Oscar-nominated actor, also received praise for his small role in Space Jam.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of journalistic experience with Chase Your Sport and Dribl. A Football Management graduate, he has previously interned in the Indian Super League, I-League and the AFC Champions League. In addition to being a Michael Jordan fan, Abhishek is an ardent Steph Curry and Warriors guy, and believes they have a few more championships in store before the former retires.
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