02/17/14 12:28 pm EST
There is no doubt in our minds that Michael Jordan is the G.O.A.T. and we genuflect out of respect for his basketball skills and accomplishments at both the NCAA and NBA levels. Outside of former Philadelphia Warrior and City of Brotherly Love native Wilt Chamberlain, perhaps no basketball legend is more deserving of having his greatness recognized on his birthday than Michael. Hoops web sites all over the world will be paying homage to #23 today and rightly so.
However, Philadunkia is a blog dedicated to the Philadelphia 76ers – the good and the bad; on and off the court. So even though we realize that MJ absolutely owned our home team during his playing days – from the 56 he dropped on Barkley back in 1987 to the “Stackhouse Game” to the 40 spot he hung on Iverson in 2001 – we felt this 76er loyal site should “flip the script” as they say and on MJ’s 51st birthday run down a list of the best moments in 76ers history that occurred at the expense of Air Jordan and his teammates.