WATCH: Rare Video Showing Jake Paul Hanging Out With NBA Legend Michael Jordan

Published 10/31/2021, 1:30 PM EDT
(Original Caption) Michael Jordan, forward for the Chicago Bulls, holding a basketball in the locker room.


Alongside other NBA legends, basketball fans consider Michael Jordan as one of the greatest players of all time. The Chicago Bulls legend captured the minds and hearts of many non-Bulls fans with his commanding performances. He established the NBA as a true cultural force worldwide, while kick-starting a sneaker-crazy culture.

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Michael Jordan has made his way into popular culture too fueled by his basketball achievements. His Jordan shoes and lifestyle brand and popular among millennials and Gen Z. Despite his era of dominance stemming from older achievements, ‘His Airness’ legendary feats still live on in the memories of new NBA fans.

A surprising interaction had Jordan involved in was with YouTube star and sensation Jake Paul. Paul captured their interaction on video and a YouTube clip relives this moment. The video shows Jordan saying, “What up, boys? Are you okay?” As Paul smiled into the camera with the NBA legend next to him, he awkwardly asked him to dab.

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Jordan played 15 seasons in the NBA and won six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls. The five-time NBA Most Valuable Player awardee was the definition of a big-game player. This is evidenced by him winning six NBA Finals MVP awards. The NBA named him into their 75th-anniversary team this year.

LONG POND, PENNSYLVANIA – JUNE 26: NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan and co-owner of 23XI Racing looks on from the 23XI Racing pit box prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Pocono Organics CBD 325 at Pocono Raceway on June 26, 2021 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
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Michael Jordan’s legendary 1989 game against the New Jersey Nets

The Chicago Bulls faced the New Jersey Nets on April 29, 1989, in a high octane clash. It was a must-win game away from home for the Bulls in New Jersey. The Game 3 clash of the 1998 NBA playoffs proved to be an entertaining affair with Michael Jordan as the entertainer.

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Jordan had one of his most productive games against the Nets in this high-stakes meeting. He took 22 shots in total and landed 16 of them successfully. Jordan additionally recorded four rebounds, three assists, two steals, and blocked one shot. Thanks to Jordan’s efforts, the Bulls went home with an eventual 116-101 victory over the Nets.

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Shalom Saldanha

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Shalom Saldanha is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his journalism degree, he has previously worked as a sports corresspondent for India Shorts/Business Upturn. A Giannis Antetokounmpo and Bucks fan, Shalom primarily got into the sport after discovering that he shared a mutual love for Arsenal with the 'Greek Freak'.

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