Michael Jordan's life-saving dunk from Space Jam gets a deep rewind

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  • Published: 04 April 2019
  • Everyone remembers Michael Jordan's arm-stretching dunk from the end of Space Jam. How could you not? It was the most important play of his career, since it saved him and the characters of Looney Tunes from lifetime imprisonment on Moron Mountain.

    But do you remember everything behind that moment? Do you remember how Jordan's opponents, the Monstars, built their team? Do you remember how Jordan ended up in Tune World in the first place? Do you remember the unsung clutch hero of this event: Bill Murray?

    This literally incredible play needs a deep rewind to be fully appreciated.

    Written and produced by Seth Rosenthal
    Shot by Jiazhen Zhang
    Edited by Alex Hawley

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  • SB Nation
    SB Nation   3 months back

    MESSAGE ON BEHALF OF SB NATION: we do not view Michael Jordan’s accomplishments as something to fool about. Other than his choice of jeans, we find nothing about him to goof on. This is a serious look at an event that changed the world - nay - the universe as we know it.


    Also our actual April Fool's goof was when Seth pantsed Will in front of everyone and it absolutely killed. Y'all should've seen it. Ok love you bye!

    • David
      David  2 months back

      Hitler's is.

    • David
      David  2 months back

      Is your shirt baconing?

    • Maxwell Weiss
      Maxwell Weiss  2 months back

      I actually hoped you would do this

    • Clayton Binner
      Clayton Binner  3 months back

      SB Nation we need a rewind of the drop that made the Browns 0-16

  • Barry Swigart
    Barry Swigart  1 days back

    The amazing finish by the Indians in Major League would be awesome.

    • Robert Getty
      Robert Getty  1 days back

      The aliens don’t understand basketball of course they’re not gonna have a well rounded team.

      • John Wakeland
        John Wakeland  1 days back

        2011 Indiana vs Kentucky basketball is what we need

        • Kidgamingfuntv
          Kidgamingfuntv  2 days back

          700

          • Evets Zerimar
            Evets Zerimar  4 days back

            At least bill Murray knew what the score was, lol

            • Texas Sports TV
              Texas Sports TV  5 days back

              How did they do this with such a serious face?

              • Andy  Hobaugh
                Andy Hobaugh  6 days back

                Fantastic.

                • HotWax93
                  HotWax93  1 weeks back

                  Space Jam was released in late 1996, not 1995.

                  • Utmost Character
                    Utmost Character  1 weeks back

                    Everyone, this isn't satire. This is legendary NBA history

                    • Kevin Myers
                      Kevin Myers  1 weeks back

                      Lebron will never be able to play this role, it's a joke, he is a racist so I don't see it doing good at all

                      • Success Storm
                        Success Storm  1 weeks back

                        Why is this a video 💀💀💀

                        • ZAYWOP
                          ZAYWOP  2 weeks back

                          I never knew i needed this ... but i did

                          • Humbilly
                            Humbilly  2 weeks back

                            I love how you played this completely straight, Leslie Neilson would be proud. SB Nation :D

                            • Kyle Bales
                              Kyle Bales  2 weeks back

                              this is the content I subscribe for

                              • Chuck Lathan
                                Chuck Lathan  2 weeks back

                                This just became my favorite episode. @sbnation yall are awesome!

                                • Steve Cox
                                  Steve Cox  3 weeks back

                                  Toon squad went on a 9-0 run with clock stopped at 10 seconds 😁

                                  • Abhishek Reddy
                                    Abhishek Reddy  3 weeks back

                                    Some 1000s of years later, when humanity no longer inhabits this planet, alien archeologists will dig up this video and put this as actual history. Here's me hoping....

                                    • John Paul Soberano
                                      John Paul Soberano  3 weeks back

                                      Upload a destructive, shaolin-infused game winning goal in sports comedy movie, Shaolin Soccer starring Stephen Chow.

                                      • Spruce Mouthman
                                        Spruce Mouthman  3 weeks back

                                        My knicks losing that finals had me in tears as a boy. 😢😢😢😢

                                        • Miles Folley
                                          Miles Folley  3 weeks back

                                          This is great. You just told the story of space jam in such a fun way. Dope

                                          • Jem Due
                                            Jem Due  3 weeks back

                                            Bill Murray > Magic Johnson

                                            • General Grievous
                                              General Grievous  4 weeks back

                                              I busted many of nuts to lola bunny

                                              • The Gentlemen
                                                The Gentlemen  4 weeks back

                                                Murry won the MVP award of that game.

                                                • Frank Sears Jr
                                                  Frank Sears Jr  4 weeks back

                                                  So Clyde Drexler was Kevin Durant before Kevin Durant?!!

                                                  • Frank Sears Jr
                                                    Frank Sears Jr  4 weeks back

                                                    So why do I want to watch this movie all of sudden now...smh

                                                    • Dimitri Bagatelas
                                                      Dimitri Bagatelas  4 weeks back

                                                      Was this supposed to be an April Fools?

                                                      • Five Tool
                                                        Five Tool  4 weeks back

                                                        4:37 of course the owners are white

                                                        • Ashton Sterner
                                                          Ashton Sterner  4 weeks back

                                                          Do the liverpool 2005 champions league comeback

                                                          • Monty Tech wrestling
                                                            Monty Tech wrestling  1 months back

                                                            I'm glad this exists

                                                            • Joseph Swit
                                                              Joseph Swit  1 months back

                                                              This has me thinking of other fun fictional rewinders they could do. The walk off from Major League, Rod Tidwell's game winning catch from Jerry Maguire, Harry Potter nearly swallowing the snitch in his first Quidditch game. So many possibilities... any other ideas?

                                                              • Eduard Tee
                                                                Eduard Tee  1 months back

                                                                I stumbled upon this analysis after watching other SB Nation videos. This is just a great video, I guess aimed at the subs of the channel who understand what SB Nation is about. Love it!

                                                                • Henry 717
                                                                  Henry 717  1 months back

                                                                  Come on and slam! And welcome to the jam

                                                                  • Rizzo RIZZO
                                                                    Rizzo RIZZO  1 months back

                                                                    I saw MJ play baseball right before this happened. I remember this like it was yesterday, scary times for the goat.

                                                                    • Dproc8
                                                                      Dproc8  1 months back

                                                                      @12:21 Tracy McGrady subbed in for Newman, and scored 9 points in 0.3 seconds. How is this not common knowledge??

                                                                      • Liam Hackett
                                                                        Liam Hackett  1 months back

                                                                        All of us that were born in the late 80's/early 90's look at this movie with rose tinted glasses. Upon further review, this movie suckkkkssss.

                                                                        • Gustavo Matos
                                                                          Gustavo Matos  2 months back

                                                                          Best rewinder ever!

                                                                          • Cres Parkins
                                                                            Cres Parkins  2 months back

                                                                            Archaic stand your ground law lmaooo

                                                                            • Michael Geans
                                                                              Michael Geans  2 months back

                                                                              Gotta love that Warner media Corp Synergy.

                                                                              • tommy thomas
                                                                                tommy thomas  2 months back

                                                                                They should do an episode on the 1994 Junior Goodwill Games U.S. Hockey Team

                                                                                • Javier Alan
                                                                                  Javier Alan  2 months back

                                                                                  Muggsy Bogues was a brilliant choice but they underutilized his lightning quickness capabilities. Jordan would've gotten it stolen many more times. We're talking about a 5' 3" human playing in a league of literal giants, when he caught fire, it was lights out for opponents.
                                                                                  Other than that, this vid is spot on.

                                                                                  • LTrain 45
                                                                                    LTrain 45  2 months back

                                                                                    6'11"..I guess you grow half a foot in toon world

                                                                                    • Blablub12345
                                                                                      Blablub12345  1 months back

                                                                                      he said 6´11 WINGSPAN, which is correct

                                                                                  • xavi veras
                                                                                    xavi veras  2 months back

                                                                                    Edgar Renteria's walk-off hit in the 1997 world series! PLEASE

                                                                                    • kylem2712
                                                                                      kylem2712  2 months back

                                                                                      So.. This is pretty awesome.

                                                                                      • 4443a4 G
                                                                                        4443a4 G  2 months back

                                                                                        Do at least one of Aaron Rodger’s Hail Marys

                                                                                        • Timothy Hawkins
                                                                                          Timothy Hawkins  2 months back

                                                                                          4 big men and 1 guard wow that’s kind of a bad lineup

                                                                                          • Key 216
                                                                                            Key 216  2 months back

                                                                                            😂😂😂😂

                                                                                            • jeremy balsley
                                                                                              jeremy balsley  2 months back

                                                                                              Do bo Jackson humiliating the boz, lol!