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ESPN & ACCN To Celebrate Michael Jordan On Friday

ESPN and ACC Network (ACCN) celebrate one of the greatest basketball players of all time – Michael Jordan – on Friday, February 3 (2/3/23) by playing off the legendary No. 23 jersey that Jordan wore throughout the Hall of Fame -Basketball career – both in college at the University of North Carolina and in the NBA with the Chicago Bulls.

On Michael Jordan Day, ESPN will feature content and highlights from “His Airness” across multiple studio shows, while ACCN will exclusively broadcast four North Carolina men’s basketball games from the 1981, 1983 and 1984 seasons that spotlight the legendary Tar Heel.

ESPN studio shows featuring MJ content and highlights include the 7 a.m. ET, noon, and 6 p.m. editions sport Center, Stand up (8 o’clock), First take (10 a.m.) and NBA today (14 o’clock). In addition, ACCN will present Jordan-related content, interviews and guests during the conference ACC PM (4 p.m.) and Bald men on campus (21 clock).

Classic North Carolina games on ACCN

10 am | Kansas-North Carolina (November 28, 1981)
In his first game of his collegiate career, Jordan scored 12 points as the Tar Heels defeated Kansas 74-67 in Charlotte, NC

noon | North Carolina vs. Wake Forest (January 27, 1983)
Jordan led the Tar Heels with 17 points while Matt Doherty took two free throws with three seconds left to lift North Carolina past Wake Forest 80-78.

2 p.m. | Virginia in North Carolina (January 18, 1984)
Jordan scored 23 points as the Tar Heels held off the Cavaliers 69-66. North Carolina led by as much as 21 points before Virginia made a comeback to reduce the lead to a point with less than five minutes to play.

11 p.m. | Duke in North Carolina (March 3, 1984)
In his last home game in North Carolina, Jordan scored 25 points and added four rebounds and three assists to lead the Tar Heels past rival Duke (96-83) in double overtime.

Arguably the greatest player in basketball, Jordan helped the Tar Heels win the 1982 NCAA Championship and ACC Tournament titles, as well as three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. During his time in North Carolina, he was named National Player of the Year (1984), was a two-time first-team consensus All-American (1983, 84), ACC Player of the Year (1984), and was a two-time first-team All-ACC selection (1983 , 84) before achieving one of the most successful careers in NBA history. During his storied 15-year NBA career, Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships, won six NBA Finals MVP awards, five NBA Most Valuable Player honors, and 14 NBA All-Star selections, and won 10 NBA scoring title.

Additional Michael Jordan Content on ESPN:

  • In February 2013, Wright Thompson portrayed Michael Jordan on his 50th birthdayth birthday for ESPN The Magazine with the long piece”Michael Jordan did not leave the building.” In 2020, Thompson wrote a follow-up, “A History of Flying”, about the origins of Jordan.
  • In 2020, ESPN and Netflix released The Last Dance, a 10-part documentary about Jordan and the Chicago Bulls’ pursuit of a sixth NBA championship in 1998. The entire series, plus additional content, is available to stream on ESPN+. To look.

Michael Jordan Day on all ESPN platforms

date time (ET) game/program platform

Friday February 3rd

7am sport Center ESPN

8 o’clock Stand up ESPN

10 am First take ESPN

10 am

Kansas versus North Carolina

Nov. 28, 1981


Midday sport Center ESPN


North Carolina vs. Wake Forest

January 27, 1983


14 o’clock

North Carolina vs. Virginia

January 18, 1984


3 pm NBA today ESPN

4 p.m



6 p.m sport Center ESPN

21 clock

Bald men on campus


23 o’clock

North Carolina vs. Duke

March 3, 1984


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