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A Look Back At Michael Jordan's First-Ever NBA Game

31 years ago, 'His Airness' scored the first two of his 32,292 points against the Washington Bullets
by Ron Jay Eduvas | Oct 27, 2015
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31 years ago (that's October 27, 1984, Philippine time), Michael Jordanwidely regarded as the greatest basketball player of all timeplayed his first official NBA game. He was a lanky rookie back then for the Chicago Bulls and his first assignment was to help his team win over the Gus Williams-led Washington Bullets at the Chicago Stadium.

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Thousands of screaming Bulls fans were excited to see if the North Carolina standout and third overall pick of the 1984 NBA Draft was really as good as advertised. Jordan was named as a starter for the game and went on to score his first basket in impressive fashion:

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Rookie MJ definitely didn't disappoint in his NBA debut. He filled the stat sheets with 16 points, six rebounds, and seven assists in a 103-93 win over the Bullets. Not bad.

His Airness will finish his rookie campaign with impressive averages of 28.2 points, six rebounds, and six assists. The rest, as we all know, is HIStory.

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