The day Michael Jackson and Michael Jordan played basketball

Photo: The day Michael Jackson and Michael Jordan played basketball / Via Epic Records

A day like today 1963, born in Brooklyn, New York, the mythical basketball player, Michael Jordan, and to remember him we enter his curious encounter with another icon of the pop culture, Michael jackson.

Recently, the official account of Instagram dedicated to Michael jackson, published a photograph of the musician next to Michael Jordan belonging to the famous video clip of ‘Jam’, as well as revealing some details about how the basketball player made the decision to appear in the video.

Michael jackson published his eighth album study ‘Dangerous’ in 1991, in which ‘Jam’ appeared as the fourth single. The music video for the song was produced by Phil Rose and featured the appearance of the legend of the NBA, Michael Jordan.

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The story behind that collaboration was not easy, apparently, at the beginning, Jordan I was worried that Jackson made him dance, which would be « very embarrassing » for him. However, later Jordan changed his mind and decided to appear in the video as he thought it would be a great opportunity to meet Michael jackson in real life and be part of the musician’s legacy.

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Jordan He commented at the time, « First I said, ‘I don’t know if I want to do this, this guy will make me dance and that would be very embarrassing.’ But then I said, ‘Well, whatever, it’s Michael jackson. It’s the opportunity to get to know him a little bit ‘… So I changed my mind and just did it ”.

‘Jam’ reached the top of audiences after its release on 1992.