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Chicago Bulls’ prize rookie Michael Jordan, right, fights for the ball with New Jersey Nets’ Michael Ray Richardson during the first quarter of the NBA game at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J., Jan. 16, 1985. | AP Photo/G. Paul Burnett

Watch: Highlight reel from Michael Jordan’s rookie of the year season

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SHARE Watch: Highlight reel from Michael Jordan’s rookie of the year season

Before he was a five-time MVP and six-time champion, Michael Jordan was the 1984-85 NBA rookie of the year.

That year marked the first of his nine straight All-Star Game appearances. He’d make five more after his comeback.

Jordan averaged 28.2 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists during his rookie season, during which he started all 82 games and led the Bulls in scoring.

So sit back and enjoy this 21-minute highlight film of Jordan’s rookie season. It’s the earliest proof that he was the greatest of all time.


[h/t UPROXX]

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