The NBA 2K23 Jordan Challenge brings back a classic mode first seen more than a decade ago in NBA 2K11.
We've got details on all 15 moments chosen for players to relive in the NBA 2K23 Jordan Challenge.
List of All 15 NBA 2K23 Jordan Challenge Moments
We've known for some time that the Jordan Challenge from NBA 2K11 would return in NBA 2K23 with extra moments, but only now are we learning which ones have been chosen.
Revealed in the latest Courtside Report, the NBA 2K23 Jordan Challenge will drop players into 15 different career moments from the 1982 National Championship to the 1998 NBA Finals.
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There's been an unprecedented level of detail as well with extensive filters to make the games feel like that era, presentation and broadcast changes to match the era, the voice of Ray Clay introducing the Bulls, and even new pre-game interviews with other figures of Jordan's era.
Without further ado, let's get into each of the NBA 2K23 Jordan Challenge Moments:
1. 1982 National Championship: University of North Carolina vs. Georgetown
Just one month after his 19th birthday, North Carolina freshman Michael Jordan had his first massive spotlight and test in the 1982 NCAA Championship Game.
Jordan wasn't the only future Hall of Famer in that game, as Georgetown freshman Patrick Ewing did his best to squash Jordan's moment.
2. 1984 Team USA Basketball Scrimmage
Jumping forward a few years, this iconic clash had nearly 70,000 fans packed into the Hoosier Dome to see some of the game's biggest names.
Michael Jordan, with Patrick Ewing and other collegiate greats by his side, led the USA Olympic Team against an NBA All-Stars lineup that included Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, Isiah Thomas, and more.
3. 1986 Eastern Conference First Round, Game 2
In his second NBA Playoff series despite being only 22 years old, it was the dominance of Michael Jordan that tried to single-handedly topple the Celtics.
In game two, Jordan brought the team alive for a 63-point eruption where he was nailing jump shots left and right.
4. 1988 NBA All-Star Game
Two years later, Michael Jordan was one of many trying to make their mark on an All-Star Game that also had Magic Johnson, James Worthy, Hakeem Olajuwon, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and more.
Despite that crowded field and only 29 minutes of playing time, Michael Jordan led all scorers with 40 points and an astonishing field goal percentage of .739.
5. 1989 Eastern Conference First Round, Game 5
There's not much more pressure to be found in the NBA than during an elimination game with the threat of a loss ending your season.
Michael Jordan accepted that pressure and delivered 44 points, nine rebounds, and six assists against the Cavaliers for a one-point victory.
6. 1990 Atlanta Hawks at Chicago Bulls
Focusing in one iconic player vs player collisions, this moment looks as Jordan taking on Atlanta Hawks stalwart Dominique Wilkins.
Across their 45 games, Jordan average 31.6 points and Wilkins average 29.8 points, and you'll get to relive those epic confrontations.
7. 1990 Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers
Michael Jordan isn't just one of the greatest because of his ability to deliver in the playoffs, as he had a tendency to light things up at the drop of a hat.
In his 1990 clash with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Jordan offered ultimate domination with a 69-point, 18-rebound game where he scored 23 field goals and nailed 21 of 23 free-throw attempts.
8. 1990 Eastern Conference Finals, Game 3
With key gameplay adjustments to bring out the "Bad Boy" Pistons and their physical style of play from this era, get ready for a fight.
Going into the game with the series tied 1-1, Michael Jordan led the Bulls to victory with 46 points and 5 steals in front of the Chicago faithful.
9. 1991 NBA Finals, Game 5
Everyone has a first, and for Michael Jordan his first NBA Championship came by toppling the Lakers in 1991.
Taking on the "Showtime Lakers" led by Magic Johnson, you'll get to relive one of his most iconic moments and experience that thrill of victory.
10. 1992 NBA Finals, Game 1
Sometimes Michael Jordan taps into his powers to claw back from the face of defeat, but others times he just destroys the opponents before they even get out of the gate.
That was the case here as Jordan dominated in the first half and led all scorers in the game with 39 points, definitely a major part of their 33-point blowout victory.
11. 1995 Chicago Bulls at New York Knicks
If you were hoping to see a clash with Patrick Ewing again, that's what we've got here inside the fabled Madison Square Garden.
Patrick Ewing put up 36 points, which would've been fine except for the fact that Michael Jordan is MJ and he scored 55 points.
12. 1996 NBA Finals, Game 6
Targeting his fourth championship title, Michael Jordan found himself up against the Seattle Supersonics with "The Glove" Gary Payton locking things down.
Despite amazing defensive efforts to try and neutralize Jordan's seemingly unstoppable skills, it wasn't enough to keep the Bulls from victory.
13. 1997 NBA Finals, Game 5
You can't truly encapsulate the iconic toughness of Michael Jordan without remembering the "Flu Game" where he went into the game already fighting sickness and fatigue.
Jordan didn't let that slow him down, as he fought through it and played 44 minutes and 17 seconds to deliver 38 points and power his team to victory.
14. 1997 Chicago Bulls vs. Los Angeles Lakers
An established veteran and already undeniably one of the greatest of all time by this point, Michael Jordan found himself up against youngster Kobe Bryant.
While Bryant went hard against his idol and dropped 33 points, it wasn't enough to offset a 36-point game by Jordan to give the Bulls a win.
15. 1998 NBA Finals, Game 6
Last but certainly not least, Michael Jordan took the Chicago Bulls into the 1998 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz looking for his sixth championship.
Michael Jordan proved he was as great as ever with a 45-point performance and iconic go-ahead bucket with five seconds left to take the title.