WATCH: Michael Jackson Once Gave an ‘Embarrassed’ Michael Jordan a Private Dance Lesson

Published 12/29/2021, 12:00 AM EST
Michael Jordan during Michael Jordan Hosts 2005 Jordan Classic Dinner – April 14, 2005 in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)


Michael Jordan is arguably one of the best players to grace the game. His dominance in the court and his ventures off it have made him one of the most recognizable personalities in the world.

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The year 1992 saw two global icons coming together for an epic video, Michael Jordan and the ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson. In the video, both of them can be seen displaying their skills to each other. Let’s have a look at one of the most iconic videos on the internet.

Michael Jackson teaches Jordan some of the moves

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The two superstars were extremely influential names in their respective fields in the 1990s. One was making the world dance to his tune and the other was creating magic on the basketball court. The two global icons came together for the shooting of a video named “Jam” which was a single from Michael Jackson’s hit album Dangerous.

 

Initially, Jordan was reluctant to star in the video as he was afraid of embarrassing himself. However, he came to terms with himself and decided to be a part of the same.

Jordan mentioned this during an interview with ESPN. “First I said, ‘I don’t know if I want to do this, because this guy’s going to try to get me out there to dance, and that’s going to be really embarrassing. But then I said: ‘Well, shoot, it’s Michael Jackson. When would you ever get an opportunity to get to know him socially for a little bit, and yet at the same time, get to do his video?’ So I changed my mind and went on and did it.

The tables turn as Jordan becomes a teacher to Michael Jackson

Michael Jordan reciprocated by teaching the popstar some moves from the game. Jackson got the chance to learn from the very best and he was all praises for Jordan.

“I got to work with the greatest sports legend of all time, Michael Jordan. We had to play one-on-one; it was so embarrassing. He never missed, that was the object, for him to teach me to play basketball and for me to teach him to dance. said Michael Jackson.

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The music video was an instant hit that brought two of the biggest superstars of their generation together. These collaborations by celebrities from two different industries are a treat for the fans.

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If a collaboration like this were to happen now, which two celebrities would you want to see? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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Abhinava Ghosh

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Abhinava is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication. Abhinava has been following NBA for the past 6 years and is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.

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