To many people the greatest basketball player to ever walk the planet, Michael Jordan transcended the sport and made the NBA a worldwide phenomenon. He influenced the fashion and entertainment industry like no other and to this day no athlete has approached that level of popularity. In this article we will focus on showcasing the ’85-’86 NBA 2K15 MyTeam’s Sapphire version of the Legendary Shooting Guard of the Chicago Bulls. Be sure to check out the attached video for Attributes and Highlights.
JORDAN RECOVERS FROM INJURY AND MAKES HIS MARK IN THE PLAYOFFS
Three games into the 1985-86 season, Jordan went down with a broken bone in his left foot and was sidelined for 64 games before returning in mid-March. Without Jordan for most of the campaign, the Bulls won only 30 games but still managed to snag a playoff berth. In 18 regular-season games, Jordan averaged 22.7 points, 2.9 assists, and 3.6 rebounds, all career-lows. He was voted to the All-Star squad but was unable to play because of the injury.
With a spectacular three-game outburst in the Bulls’ opening-round playoff loss to Boston, Jordan showed that he had completely recovered. In Game 2 he scored a playoff-record 63 points in Chicago’s double-overtime 135-131 loss to the Celtics. He averaged an astonishing 43.7 points in the three-game series.
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The Sapphire MJ card can be unlocked by completing the 1985-1986 Chicago Bulls Collection in MyTEAM, Every player on the roster can be bought through the Auction House for a fairly cheap price except Gold 85′-86′ Michael Jordan. The eight players needed to complete the collection are listed below with their Auction House price included:
85′-86′ Rod Higgins
Price: 750 – 1,000 MT
85′-86′ John Paxson
Price: 1,000 – 2,000 MT
85′-86′ Sidney Green
Price: 800 – 1,200
85′-86′ Dave Corzine
Price: 15,000 – 20,000 MT
85′-86′ George Gervin
Price: 2,000 – 3,500 MT
85′-86′ Charles Oakley
Price: 1,900 – 2,500 MT
85′-86′ Kyle Macy
Price: 950 – 1,200 MT
85′-86′ Michael Jordan
Price: 200,000 – 225,000 MT
Once the collection is completed you will receive a Reward Pack under “Rewards” section in MyTeam check out the video below for Sapphire Michael Jordan pack opening and 27 in-game highlights.
AGE: 24 HEIGHT: 6’6 WEIGHT: 195 POS: Shooting Guard
Team: Chicago Bulls
6x NBA Champion, 6x NBA Finals MVP, 5x NBA MVP, 14x NBA All-Star, 10x All-NBA First Team.
Michael Jeffrey Jordan needs little to no introduction, Widely considered the best player to ever touch a basketball he is “The G.O.A.T” (Greatest Of All Time) and this Sophomore version card of MJ is no exception. Jordan will Dunk on ANYONE if he has open space around the rim or a driving lane so attempt to aggressively attack the basket whenever possible his Quickness (99) and Speed (98) along with a (99) Driving Dunk attribute should make it easy for Highlight reel worthy Slam Dunks. This version of Jordan has a very low Three point Shot Rating so look for open shots from the Mid-Range area or closer. The Gold level “Fade Ace” Badge is useful for utilizing the fadeaway jumpshot in the Mid to Low post.
Defensively he’s a Lockdown on mostly any player you will come across. Be sure to have Gold level “Perimeter Lockdown Defender” Badge equipped along with “Chasedown Artist”, (Badges can be added under “Manage Team” then Edit Player). 85′-86′ Jordan has a (99) Steal Attribute and (95) Defensive Consistency making him a very reliable Defender. Many times his defensive efforts result in transition fast breaks and successful scoring plays. Don’t forget to attempt to strip the basketball from players driving to the basket (attempt to steal the ball when your opponent stops dribbling and is in the layup animation). Michael Jordan is effective defensively against Shooting Guards , Small Forwards as well as Point Guards.
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