Mitchell & Ness Releases Michael Jordan's "The Shrug" Jersey

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"The Shot" and "The Flu Game" are just a couple moments in Michael Jordan's storied career that were so great, even by the most legendary standards, that they've become part of American sports lore along with Babe Ruth's called shot and the Immaculate Reception. 

And then there's "The Shrug." 

Twenty-three years ago today, playing in the first game of the 1992 NBA Finals against the Portland Trailblazers, Michael Jordan let the world know that nothing would stop his Chicago Bulls from repeating as champions by draining six 3-pointers during a record 35-point performance in just the first half. But it was what he did after that sixth shot from downtown that defined the night, running up the court past a bewildered Cliff Robinson, shrugging his shoulders with a look that expressed how even he couldn't believe what he'd just done. 


The Bulls would eventually win their second of six championships in less than a decade, and The Shrug became the defining moment of the series, and one of Jordan's most famous moments. To commemorate the anniversary, Mitchell & Ness has released the same jersey Jordan and the team wore throughout the season, complete with black band on the shoulder that mourned the passing of Bulls employee Sheri Berto.

At a retail price of $275, it's the sort of thing only a true fan would want to spend money on. But since this is Michael Jordan we're talking about, it probably won't be difficult to find more than a few people who fall under that category.