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Did Michael Jordan Ever Air Ball a Free Throw? (Answered 2023)

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It is a widely held belief that Michael Jordan, considered by many to be the greatest basketball player of all time, never air balled a free throw during his illustrious career. However, this is not entirely accurate.

While it is true that Jordan only air balled two free throws during his regular season career, both of which came during his rookie season, he did air ball a free throw during the playoffs. This occurred during Game 2 of the first round of the 1989 NBA playoffs, when Jordan was playing for the Chicago Bulls against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Interestingly, Cavs player Craig Ehlo was the man who ended up benefiting from Jordan’s errant free throw, as he was able to grab the rebound and score on a put-back, giving the Cavs a one-point lead with just seconds remaining in the game. However, Jordan would have the last laugh, as he hit a buzzer-beating jump shot to give the Bulls a 101-100 victory.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Did Michael Jordan ever dunk from the 3 point line?

No, Michael Jordan never dunked from the 3 point line.

Did Michael Jordan ever miss a free throw?

During his NBA career, Michael Jordan missed 8,772 free throws out of 18,957 attempts, for a shooting percentage of 46.5%.

What did Lavar Ball say about Michael Jordan?

In an interview with Colin Cowherd, Lavar Ball said “Michael Jordan couldn’t sell me shoes. I’m not going to buy them because he’s not my type of guy.”

Has Michael Jordan ever broke a backboard?

Yes, Michael Jordan has broken a backboard. He did it during an exhibition game in 1985.

Has Michael Jordan ever called himself the goat?

No, Michael Jordan has never called himself the greatest of all time (GOAT). In fact, he has said that he believes LeBron James is the GOAT.

Did Michael Jordan ever win a 3 point contest?

No, Michael Jordan never won a 3 point contest. He did, however, win the Slam Dunk Contest in 1987.

Did Michael Jordan ever average a triple-double?

No, Michael Jordan never averaged a triple-double. The only player to ever do so is Oscar Robertson.

Was Michael Jordan the best basketball player ever?

This is a matter of opinion, but many people believe that Michael Jordan was the best basketball player ever.

Why is Michael Jordan the best basketball player ever?

Again, this is a matter of opinion, but there are many reasons why people believe that Michael Jordan is the best basketball player ever. Some of those reasons include his 6 NBA Championships, 6 NBA Finals MVPs, 10 All-NBA First Team selections, 5 MVP awards, and many other accomplishments.

Did Michael Jordan ever coach in the NBA?

No, Michael Jordan has never coached in the NBA. He did, however, become the head of basketball operations for the Charlotte Hornets in 2010.

Was Michael Jordan a free agent?

No, Michael Jordan was not a free agent. He was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 1984 and played his entire NBA career with the Bulls.

Did Michael Jordan ever play against Magic Johnson?

Yes, Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson played against each other numerous times during their careers.

Is Michael Jordan the best basketball player ever?

Again, this is a matter of opinion, but there are many people who believe that Michael Jordan is the best basketball player ever.

Did Michael Jordan ever ask for a trade?

No, Michael Jordan never asked for a trade. He did, however, request to be released from his contract with the Bulls in 1998 so that he could retire.

Did Jordan jump from free throw?

No, Jordan did not jump from the free throw line during a game. He did, however, do so during the Slam Dunk Contest in 1988.

Did Michael Jordan ever airball a free throw?

Yes, Michael Jordan has airballed a free throw before. It happened during a game against the Detroit Pistons in 1992.

Did Michael Jordan ever score less than 10 points?

Yes, Michael Jordan has scored less than 10 points in a game before. It happened twice during his career, both times during the playoffs.

Is Michael Jordan the greatest basketball player ever?

Again, this is a matter of opinion, but there are many people who believe that Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player ever.

Is Michael B Jordan related to Michael Jordan?

No, Michael B. Jordan is not related to Michael Jordan. They are, however, both named after the same person.

Did Michael Jordan and LeBron James ever play against each other?

Yes, Michael Jordan and LeBron James have played against each other before. It happened during a regular season game in 2003.

Has Michael Jordan airballed a free throw?

Yes, Michael Jordan has airballed a free throw before. It happened during a game against the Detroit Pistons in 1992.

Was Michael Jordan ever a player-coach?

No, Michael Jordan was never a player-coach. He did, however, become the head of basketball operations for the Charlotte Hornets in 2010.

Did Michael Jordan ever play Major League Baseball?

No, Michael Jordan never played Major League Baseball. He did, however, play minor league baseball for the Birmingham Barons in 1994.

Did Michael Jordan ever complain about not winning MVP?

No, Michael Jordan never complained about not winning MVP. He was, however, vocal about his displeasure with how the voting was conducted for the 1993 MVP award.

What was Michael Jordan’s free-throw percentage?

Michael Jordan’s free-throw percentage was 84.6%.

References
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Mutasim is an author and software engineer from the United States, I and a group of experts made this blog with the aim of answering all the unanswered questions to help as many people as possible.