NBA 2K23: All 15 Games in the Jordan Challenge

NBA 2K23 Date: Aug/12/22 11:34:35 Views: 373

The Jordan Challenge returns in NBA 2K23, adding five more games to the original set of 10 that NBA 2K11 offered, focusing on additional highlights from Michael Jordan's career. These 15 challenges are:


  Challenges Highlights
1 1982 National Championship: North Carolina vs. Georgetown Jordan hit a game-winner with 15 seconds remaining to win the National Championship.
2 1984 Team USA Basketball scrimmage In front of a sold-out Hoosier Dome, a rookie Michael Jordan went toe-to-toe with legends like Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and Isiah Thomas.
3 1986 Eastern Conference First Round, Game 2 In his second-ever playoff series, going up against one of the best teams in NBA history in Bird's Celtics, Jordan went off for 63 points.
4 1988 NBA All-Star Game Jordan was dominant against the best players in the league, capturing the All-Star Game MVP award after scoring 40 points in 29 minutes.
5 1989 Eastern Conference First Round, Game 5 With the best-of-five series between the Bulls and Cavaliers tied at two games apiece, Jordan went for 44 points, nine rebounds, and six assists to send the Bulls to the next round.
6 1989 Eastern Conference Finals, Game 3 Facing off against the physical "Bad Boy" Pistons, Jordan went off for 46 points, and the Bulls took a crucial 2-1 series lead.
7 1990 Atlanta Hawks at Chicago Bulls Some of Jordan's greatest individual battles came against Dominique Wilkins — relive one of those battles in this head-to-head showdown.
8 1990 Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers Jordan had a history of dominating the Cavaliers, and in this contest, he scored 69 points on 23-of-37 shooting from the field.
9 1991 NBA Finals, Game 5 Jordan finally hoisted his first Larry O'Brien trophy as the Bulls defeated Johnson and the Lakers in five games.
10 1992 NBA Finals, Game 1 In his second consecutive Finals appearance, Jordan sent a message to the Trail Blazers with a 39-point performance in a 33-point win.
11 1995 Chicago Bulls at New York Knicks The famous "Double Nickel" — Jordan went for 55 points against Patrick Ewing and the Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
12 1996 NBA Finals, Game 6 In what was arguably Jordan's toughest test in the NBA Finals, he led the Bulls past Gary Payton and the SuperSonics to claim his fourth NBA title.
13 1997 NBA Finals, Game 5 "The Flu Game"— Jordan battled sickness and fatigue as he led the Bulls to a comeback win over the Jazz by scoring 38 points in 44 minutes.
14 1997 Chicago Bulls vs. Los Angeles Lakers Michael Jordan was Kobe Bryant's idol. And in this game, the two went head to head in a matchup for the ages. Although Bryant dazzled with 33 points, Jordan reminded everyone that he still reigned supreme with 36 points of his own.
15 1998 NBA Finals, Game 6 "The Shot" — Jordan poured in 45 points and capped off the series with an iconic game-winner to earn his sixth NBA title.


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