PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday January 15th, 2016 as part of their ongoing partnership with Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand, Mitchell & Ness will release the 1991 Michael Jordan EAST All-Star Game Authentic Jersey. Retailing at $300, the jersey release marks the 25th anniversary of this mid-season classic. Mitchell & Ness is producing this jersey for the first time, featuring sublimated front logos and one-color twill name and numbers, perhaps an unconfirmed nod to the shift from screen-print to tackle twill in 1992.
The 1991 NBA All-Star Game held in Charlotte, NC was the 41st installment of the Eastern and Western conferences facing off in the annual exhibition. Michael Jordan was voted by fans as a starter in his 7th consecutive All-star selection since being drafted into the league in 1984. Michael Jordan tallied 26 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals in 36 minutes. The EAST won a close game with a score of 116-114 in dramatic fashion, as Kevin Johnson's possible game-winning three-pointer did not count because of a basket interference call on Karl Malone.
Michael Jordan would go on to play in every regular season game (61-21) and playoff game (15-2) in 1990-91 as he led the Chicago Bulls to his and the team's first NBA Championship Title. He was named All-NBA First Team, League MVP, Finals MVP, All-Defensive First Team, and Associated Press Athlete of the Year. He also led the NBA in field goals, field goal attempts, total points, and scoring average with 31.5 points per game.
Mitchell & Ness is the exclusive jersey producer of NBA Icon Michael Jordan from the Spring 2014 through the Fall | Holiday 2016 seasons. Mitchell & Ness has chosen a select series to celebrate key anniversaries of signature, career-defining MJ moments, and the 1991 NBA All-Star Game is a highlighted moment in MJ's career.
Availability: The Upper Deck Company, www.nbastore.com + the NBA store at 545 5th Avenue in NYC, the Mitchell & Ness Flagship Store in Philadelphia, the Charlotte Hornets Team Store at the Time Warner Cable Arena, the Chicago Bulls Team Store at the United Center, www.nbastore.eu, and www.nbastore.com.cn.
About Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia Co.
Founded as a golf and tennis company in 1904, Mitchell & Ness Sporting Goods provided on-field uniforms to the Philadelphia Eagles, Athletics, and Phillies as early as 1933. The Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia Company was created in the 1980's based on the idea to resurrect authentic jerseys significant to sports history. As the pioneer in this field, Mitchell & Ness is known worldwide for its authentic classic jerseys. The company holds licenses from the MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL and NCAA to produce premium apparel and headwear. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, Mitchell & Ness has been "Defining Authentic" for over 100 years. For more information on Mitchell & Ness, visit www.mitchellandness.com.
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